Joint Venture To Deliver Web-based Shop-Floor Solution for Pharma Manufacturers

Oct. 1, 2012
Zenith Technologies and Lighthouse Systems team up to create LZ Lifescience Ltd. to deliver manufacturing execution system technology to global makers of medical devices, pharmaceuticals and more.

Zenith Technologies, a global automation and manufacturing execution system (MES) system integration company based in Cork, Ireland, has formed a joint venture with Lighthouse Systems, West Sussex, U.K. to deliver a Web-based MES solution to global manufacturers of medical devices, pharmaceuticals and other life sciences related products. The joint venture company is called LZ Lifescience Ltd. and will be headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

LZ Lifescience will consult, supply, install and support a life-science-focused version of Lighthouse Systems’ MES product called Shopfloor-Online. This Web-enabled shopfloor execution and data collection solution is designed for use by manufacturers looking to improve product quality, reduce processing time, and increase capacity and margin.

The Shopfloor-Online product is said to be flexible enough to cover all life science manufacturing from discrete to hybrid to batch. It has an installed base of more than 250 installations in various industries, including medical devices, packaging, chemicals and automotive.

“Our mission is to be the premier provider of MES solutions to medical device and diagnostic, generic, bio/pharma and other life science companies worldwide,” said Keith Bowen, general manager of Zenith Technologies. “Shopfloor-Online, provides real-time visibility of the entire manufacturing environment, from the ERP and warehouse systems to the LIMS and deviation management systems. Being a Web-based and scalable product, the information it collects can be accessed by anyone who needs it.”

“Our vision is to provide a perfect-fit MES solution to life science companies in a step by-step approach, which unlocks the quality, processing time, capacity & margin benefits of an MES system to companies excluded by the high implementation costs associated with the current MES products on the market,” added Bowen. “This is a very exciting opportunity to provide a technological solution to drive business process improvements for life science sector companies.”

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