June 3, 2015

Critical Manufacturing and PT Empresas selected to implement cmNavigo MES at Yazaki

PORTO, Portugal, June 03, 2015 – Yazaki Corporation, one of the world’s top 10 automotive OEM parts supplier, selected PT Empresas in partnership with Critical Manufacturing for implementation of cmNavigo MES in its Portuguese unit, Yazaki Saltano de Ovar Produtos Eléctricos Lda. This modular and unified manufacturing execution and intelligence system will provide Yazaki with a single, integrated view of enterprise data, to improve visibility and process control in its wire harnessesand components for automotive electronic distribution systems facility located in Portugal.

“To remain competitive, there can be no slips in time-to-market or waste of resources in manufacturing process”, said Fernando Fernandes, IT Manager of Yazaki Saltano. “We intend to advance in operational efficiency and with that goal in mind, we were angling for a comprehensive manufacturing software solution that would ensure better visibility of fabrication processes, increased process control and reduced operator errors. We recognized PT Empresas and Critical Manufacturing’s record for service and cmNavigo’s capabilities to provide us with the top-notch solution to support our operations.”

The selection of cmNavigo from among a considerable array of providers was proceeded by highly-favorable evaluation of Critical Manufacturing’s state-of-the-art MES solution. By dint of the partnership formed with PT Empresas, Yazaki entrusted the implementation of integrated system for production control in its Portuguese facility. The end to end project will last six months and will be deployed at the injection molding area, with a future potential of expanding into other operations. The implementation will cover provision of automation hardware, connectivity tools, user friendly operator GUIs and integration with the existing ERP system.

With the implementation of cmNavigo MES, Yazaki – market leader and independent automotive component maker specialized in wiring harnesses – will gain reliable access to their operations quickly, easily and at the right level of granularity. Close collaboration between PT Empresas / Critical Manufacturing and Yazaki will contribute to increase its competitiveness and thus maintain a leading position in automotive segment.


Critical Manufacturing provides manufacturers in highly-complex environments with a modular, scalable manufacturing execution and intelligence system that enables users to flexibly address market demands, increase efficiency and bolster reliability across the supply chain while lowering TCO. The company is part of the Critical Group, a private group of companies founded in 1998 to provide solutions for mission and business critical information systems.