April 23, 2013

CRITICAL Manufacturing sets up US headquarters in Austin, TX

Porto/Portugal, Austin/TX/EUA CRITICAL Manufacturing, an enterprise which creates innovative software solutions for high-tech manufacturing industries, today announced the formal organization of its USA operations, to support its regional customers in semiconductor, solar and medical device segments.

CRITICAL Manufacturing Inc. is located in Austin, Texas which is considered a major center for high tech industries. The thousands of graduates each year from the engineering and computer science programs at the University of Texas help to fuel Austin’s high growth technology and defense industry sectors.

“The high concentration of high-tech companies in the region makes it a perfect location to increase our growth in our strategic US markets. It’s incredible what we have achieved so far and being closer to our customers will allow us to keep up the steady growth of the company in US”, states Francisco Almada-Lobo, Critical Manufacturing’s CEO.

CRITICAL’s flagship MES product, cmNavigo, has gained significant momentum in this region through the loyalty of our existing customers and the large number of prospect manufacturers looking at cmNavigo to improve operations at a lower cost of ownership. US manufacturers have always depended on quality, efficiency and innovation to compete in the world. cmNavigo’s rich out-of-the-box feature set and modular architecture enable manufacturers to reach peak performance”, states Jeff Peabody, Critical Manufacturing Inc.’s MD. “I’m excited to lead Critical Manufacturing in the USA and contribute to the company’s continuous growth”, he adds.


Critical Manufacturing provides innovative software technology for some of the most advanced manufacturers worldwide. Its new generation Manufacturing Execution System (MES) cmNavigo, built end-to-end on proven Microsoft layers, provides unique flexibility for modeling complex industry requirements, increasing manufacturers’ performance, control and quality. 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.

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