December 20, 2022

Critical Manufacturing to demo latest MES for the Entire Electronics Factory at APEX 2023

December 2022, PORTO, Portugal- Critical Manufacturing, a company that is redefining the role of manufacturing execution systems (MES), will exhibit with technology leader, ASMPT, at the 2023 IPC APEX EXPO, Booth 1701, scheduled to take place Jan. 24-26, 2023, at the San Diego Convention Center in California. Under the theme “Advance Industry 4.0 with a single MES”, Critical Manufacturing will be showcasing the latest version (V9) of its modern, fully integrated MES for the entire electronics factory – A system that goes beyond SMT lines to manage and provide real-time information from all the production areas at any plant. Moreover, easy and fast deployment anywhere in the world is now a reality for manufacturers looking to scale with Critical Manufacturing MES V9.

Automation, planning, equipment integration and optimization, master data management, material management, recipe management, BOM validation, WIP tracking, defects and repair handling, analytics, NPI, etc, are all challenges that Critical Manufacturing MES addresses, making Industry 4.0 a reality for every electronics manufacturer.

Jeff Peabody, VP & Managing Director, North America stated: “We look forward to meeting in-person during the IPC APEX EXPO to help customers increase efficiency, enhance quality and yield, and deal with fast-paced, constantly changing markets. Implementing a single, comprehensive and modern MES provides electronics manufacturers the capabilities and data they need to move towards Industry 4.0, and we are excited to achieve that with the latest version of our MES.”

Critical Manufacturing’s MES V9 supports continually changing market landscapes with more flexible deployment architectures, faster revision handling, powerful data management tool, and robust security.

The latest version of Critical Manufacturing’s MES uses a manufacturing-specific DevOps Center to enable the software to be reliably deployed to multiple plants located anywhere in the world, not only ensuring easy implementation, but also providing a single, enterprise-wide platform that can be readily and continuously improved.

Critical Manufacturing MES V9 provides real-time data for fast, on time decisions. It enables MES deployment within a matter of minutes in the cloud, on-premises or across hybrid infrastructures. The ultimate traceability solution, MES V9 provides a new level of agility to effectively manage market uncertainties, supports continued market competitiveness and fosters innovation.

Ultimately, Critical Manufacturing MES V9 delivers change management benefits such as:

  • Deploying MES to a new site within 5 minutes, based on a DevOps Center and containers technology, into cloud, on-premises or hybrid infrastructures
  • Added flexibility into managing product variations in one place using a unique combination of versions, revisions and context resolutions
  • Optimized New Product Introduction for SMT scenarios

Critical Manufacturing experts will be on hand at booth 1701 available to discuss specific site requirements and show customers the remarkable advantages of this modern, configurable MES, designed specifically to meet the complex needs of electronics manufacturing.

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About Critical Manufacturing

Critical Manufacturing, a subsidiary of ASMPT, provides the most modern, flexible and configurable manufacturing execution system (MES) available. Critical Manufacturing MES helps manufacturers stay ahead of stringent product traceability and compliance requirements; reduce risk with inherent closed-loop quality; integrate seamlessly with enterprise systems and factory automation, and provide deep intelligence and visibility of global production operations.


As a result, our customers are Industry 4.0 ready. They can compete effectively and profitably by easily adapting their operations to changes in demand, opportunity, or requirements, anywhere, at any time. For more information, visit



As a global technology and market leader, ASMPT (HKEX stock code: 0522), develops and provides leading edge solutions and materials for the semiconductor assembly and packaging industries. Its surface mount technology solutions are deployed in a wide range of end-user markets including electronics, mobile communications, automotive, industrial, LED and alternative energy. Continuous investments in research and development help to provide our customers with innovative and cost-efficient solutions and systems that enable them to achieve higher productivity, greater reliability and enhanced quality.

Listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since 1989, ASMPT is currently one of the constituent stocks on the Hang Seng Composite MidCap Index under the Hang Seng Composite Size Indexes, the Hang Seng Composite Information Technology Industry Index under Hang Seng Composite Industry Indexes, the Hang Seng Hong Kong 35 Index and the Hang Seng Global Composite Index. To learn more about ASMPT, please visit

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