Infor acquires Lighthouse Systems

Infor has today announced the acquisition of Lighthouse Systems, a leading provider of manufacturing execution system (MES) software for smart manufacturing.

Lighthouse Systems serves customers worldwide across industries including automotive, building and construction, food and beverage, life science, machinery and equipment, packaging, and sustainable energy. It has major offices in the UK, US and Singapore, and around 100 employees.

The company’s flagship product, Shopfloor-Online, helps manufacturing companies manage and improve manufacturing operations across production, quality, inventory, and maintenance.

Lighthouse Systems’ MES solution can be fully integrated into Infor CloudSuite ERP systems and will help Infor address a critical customer requirement of 24/7 manufacturing operations. For manufacturing companies that are looking to implement ERP and MES together, Infor anticipates that its ability to offer a fully integrated solution ‘out of the box”’ will significantly shorten time to value for customers.

Kevin Samuelson, Infor CEO, said: “MES solutions are critical for manufacturing organisations that want to ensure data consistency and real-time visibility across all plant operations. Integrating these capabilities with our industry-specific ERP systems will help us deliver even more powerful solutions to manufacturing organisations, as they look to digitise their operations and grow their businesses.”

Tim Barber, company director at Lighthouse Systems, said: “We are delighted to join forces with Infor to further the operational excellence initiatives of our manufacturing customers. We have 30 years of experience delivering MES solutions to discrete and process manufacturers worldwide. These solutions are not only key to executing production efficiently, they also are essential building blocks for smart manufacturing and digital transformation.”

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.