December 19, 2016

Critical Manufacturing and HP sign collaboration agreement

SuZhou/China Critical Manufacturing, an enterprise which creates innovative software solutions for high-tech manufacturing industries, announced today that it signed a collaboration agreement with China HP to jointly pursue and implement Manufacturing and Automation System opportunities.

Critical Manufacturing, through its Chinese subsidiary, Critical Manufacturing (SuZhou) Co Ltd, signed a collaboration agreement with China Hewlett-Packard to jointly pursue opportunities in the Manufacturing and Automation Systems market in China, for high-tech industrial segments. HP and Critical Manufacturing will cooperate to jointly define, develop, sell and deliver manufacturing IT solutions to target customers.

The fast evolving manufacturing processes in high-tech industries need a fundamentally different approach for IT solutions” says Harumi Huang, HP’s UCCB Solution Manager. “Manufacturers need a new generation manufacturing and automation solution to thrive in today’s economic conditions. Critical Manufacturing’s wide range of solutions based on cmNavigo Productivity Suite offer an agile and modular platform which facilitates fast implementation of customer needs and flexibility to react quickly to new requirements. HP will join together with Critical Manufacturing to develop applications which address customer needs, utilizing our expertise in System Integration and Business Process to build solutions to address different market segments”, he adds.

Critical Manufacturing’s cmNavigo Productivity Suite is a platform developed from the ground up on proven Microsoft technologies which provide extensive usability benefits and lower total cost of ownership. The system is completely scalable making it ideal from small R&D environments to large scale high volume production facilities. A full range of Manufacturing capabilities facilitate increased control, visibility and productivity for manufacturers seeking higher profitability and a competitive edge.

Based on the success of Critical Manufacturing’s software solution and growing demand in China for flexible yet low maintenance Manufacturing IT solutions, we see high value and accelerated growth opportunity in aligning with a world-class partner like HP” states Yong-Wun Lau, Critical Manufacturing China MD. “China HP has been providing world class consulting services for years and have proven expertise in providing value and know-how to their customers. We are excited about the opportunities for both our companies with this partnership”.

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Critical Manufacturing is an enterprise founded from the established business of Critical Software and the inspiration and experience of a team of internationally renowned industry experts, that creates leading edge software solutions for advanced manufacturing industries. The company is part of Critical Group, a private group of companies founded in 1998 to provide solutions for mission and business critical information systems. Critical Manufacturing has its headquarters and main technical centre in Portugal and additional facilities in USA, Germany and China. For more information, visit or contact us at