Birmingham, Alabama, USA, 16 December 2008 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Greycon Ltd., a world leader in supply chain optimization for the paper, printing, film, and nonwovens industries, has acquired Effsys Effektiva, a Swedish specialist in manufacturing execution systems (MES). The acquisition brings to Greycon an industry-specific MES, under the name of GreyconMill, that is fully integrated with Greycon's production planning and scheduling optimization products.
Effsys Effektiva has an extensive background in pulp and paper. The company's MES solutions are built on a standard system core, common for all implementations, with a client and interface layer adaptable to individual site needs. Together, Greycon and Effsys Effektiva have delivered integrated solutions to customers such as Kodak and StoraEnso Fors.
With the acquisition, Greycon acquires an office in Gothenburg, Sweden, which will continue to be headed by Hans Franzen.
GreyconMill is a software solution that enables more effective monitoring and control of plant operations. The GreyconMill MES offers unique features to customers in the paper, printing, film, and nonwovens industries, including:
Greycon Ltd. (www.greycon.com) is a global company with offices in England, the United States, Canada, and Uruguay. Greycon customers, concentrated in the paper, printing, film, and nonwovens industries, span the globe with more than 400 plants using its products and services. Established more than 20 years ago, Greycon is dedicated to developing and implementing optimization-based solutions for production planning and scheduling in manufacturing industry. The company's product portfolio includes software and services supporting customers throughout the supply chain.