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Factora article published in Smart Industry

Marc Charest’s blog, “The Dr. Doolittle of Machines” was recently published in Smart Industry, an online information resource created to accelerate the digital transformation of manufacturing. In it, the author provides five simple tips on how to move to smart manufacturing. We can all become Dr. Dolittles, with a little help! Read full blog here . See the piece on the Smart Industry website.

Factora announces hiring of Raj Jakhete as Senior Director, Business Development, as part of company’s global service and expansion plans

November 2, 2017 – Factora Solutions announces the expansion of its sales and business development team with the hiring of Raj Jakhete, an accomplished IT executive with global experience and a strong track record. Appointed to the position of Senior Director, Business Development, Raj brings to Factora a wealth of experience in diverse industries including consumer packaged goods, oil and gas, chemicals, polymer, industrial products, aerospace, electronics and metals and Read More

Why manufacturers should welcome the age of augmented reality

Article published on Internet of Business, Oct. 9, 2017 In a contributed article for the Internet of Business, co-authors JP Provencher of PTC and Michael Chang of Factora dig down into how augmented reality could make vital factory work faster, safer and more accurate. Seven short years ago, the process of setting centerlines for manufacturing plant operators – defining a series of checks to verify whether equipment was running on Read More

Six Factora team members receive ThingWorx certification as part of company’s partnership with PTC

July 20, 2017 – Six Factora team members have recently received the designation of Certified ThingWorx Associate Developer, bringing the total number of Factora consultants certified by the most widely adopted Internet of Things platform to seven. Factora partnered with PTC, the global technology provider behind ThingWorx, in 2016 to give its customers the added confidence of working with a certified ThingWorx partner. “ThingWorx is a leader in the new Read More

Factora executives appointed to Board of Directors for Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association

June 16, 2017 – Factora’s CEO Charles A. Horth and David Szczepanski, Senior Program Manager, have been named to the MESA International and MESA Americas board of directors, respectively. The appointments were made official at the worldwide not-for-profit’s recent North American conference in Cleveland, OH. “We’re at a turning point as the manufacturing community largely acknowledges the importance of digital transformation as the path forward for the competitiveness of nations,” Read More

Factora receives recognition award from Canadian military

May 15, 2017 – The Canadian Forces Liaison Council, part of the National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, awarded Factora recently with an award in recognition of the company’s support of Lieutenant (Navy) Charles Bernier. Lieutenant (Navy) Bernier, a military reservist, nominated Factora for the support and flexibility it afforded him, allowing him to fulfill his duties as part of the Royal Canadian Navy. Factora CEO Charles A. Horth Read More

Factora joins GE Digital Alliance Program

May 1, 2017 – Factora announces today that it has joined the GE Digital Alliance Program as the company delivers the next generation of Internet of Things solutions to achieve improved efficiency on the plant floor. “Factora has collaborated with GE for more than a decade,” says Charles A. Horth, CEO at Factora. “Over the years, we’ve developed a deep domain expertise in GE’s Manufacturing Operational Management solutions to better Read More

Factora attending Smart Manufacturing focused trade shows this May

April 5, 2017 – Factora executives will be attending three top trade shows throughout the month of May, kicking off with MESA International’s North American Conference on “The Real Value of Smart Manufacturing,” May 8-10 in Cleveland, Ohio. With more than 50 expert speakers, 36 breakout sessions and keynote presentations from some of industry’s key business leaders, the focus will be on continuously improving smart manufacturing best practices. The second Read More

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Factora welcomes Barry Lynch, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing

March 16, 2017 – Factora announces the appointment of Barry Lynch as Vice-President of Sales and Marketing. Previously with GE Digital, Lynch brings with him more than 25 years of experience helping manufacturers implement operational excellence on the plant floor. “Over the years, I’ve worked from the shop floor to the top floor and am thrilled to join the Factora team as we journey with clients on the road to Read More

Factora exceeds performance expectations for 2016 with 20 per cent growth in revenues

January 3, 2017 – Factora saw strong revenue growth of 20 percent in 2016.  Over the past three years, the company has tripled in size and achieved industry recognition for innovation and technology. “We’re very pleased with the results and strides we’ve made in aligning our speciality and focus with the emerging field of Smart Manufacturing,” said Charles Horth, CEO, Factora. In 2016, Factora secured a partnership with ThingWorx to Read More