Reinke Manufacturing Announces Partnership to Empower Growers With World’s Finest Irrigation Scheduling Tools

Reinke Manufacturing, CropX | August 18, 2020

Reinke Manufacturing, a global leader in irrigation systems and technology, and CropX, a leading global agricultural analytics and soil sensing company, today announced a partnership to empower growers with the world’s finest irrigation scheduling tools.

By integrating the technologies and support of two industry leaders rooted in agriculture, growers in more than 40 countries will be able to access soil health information that will allow them to improve yields, efficiencies and profitability. The partnership unites two groups who believe the most effective equipment and technology is built by farmers, for farmers. And with more than 80 years of combined experience in research, design and manufacturing – Reinke and CropX will bring their easy-to-use product lines to help growers maximize performance.

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As a complex discrete manufacturer today, you’re part of multi-faceted, fast-moving supply chains in an increasingly global and competitive environment. Orchestrating the movement of parts and components around the world is an intricate process, especially as constant change becomes the norm. Whether you’re in aerospace, defense, energy, heavy equipment, or other complex discrete manufacturing industry, comprehensive visibility into production performance has become imperative to stay competitive.


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Motif Labs Launches CBN Production

Motif | April 13, 2022

Motif Labs is pleased to announce the successful launch of a new production line, servicing Canada’s growing Cannabinol (CBN) market. Employing a proprietary process to produce high purity CBN at scale, wholesale and brand partners of Motif can now develop unique and differentiated CBN products and bring them to market quickly, with a compelling value proposition. Initially overshadowed by market demand for THC and CBD products, minor cannabinoids including CBN are now gaining traction in an increasingly sophisticated Canadian market. With a substantial number of clinical trials underway looking at the medicinal properties of CBN, and a growing number of consumers who actively use CBN on a daily basis, the timing is perfect for Motif Labs to enter this market, and for its partners to capitalize. “We receive inquiries about CBN on a weekly basis, Adding CBN to our existing production capabilities is an exciting milestone for the company, and further increases the suite of products and services we provide our valued customers. With our steadfast commitment to efficiency, quality and customer service, our clients are excited to launch unique products that are in high demand. From ideation through to packaged product, Motif will be there every step of the way.” Motif’s Chief Revenue Office, Mandy Kang If trends south of the border are any indication, significant growth lies ahead in the Canadian CBN market. As of Q3 2021, CBN products had captured 10% of total edibles market share in 4 key US states (California, Colorado, Oregon, Nevada), with the rapid growth expected to continue. The Canadian market is still largely untapped, with few CBN-based products available to consumers at price points that do not encourage the canna curious, or rapid adoption. About Motif Labs Motif Labs is a fully licensed cannabis and hemp extraction facility located in SW Ontario. Motif operates as a business-to-business enterprise, offering toll processing, contract manufacturing and white labelling services to Licensed Producers (LP's) and 3rd Party Brands. Founded by a team of Scientists and Engineers, Motif prides itself on the core values of integrity, collaboration, and quality. The company has quickly established itself as a leader, and trusted partner, in the Canadian cannabis industry.

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Bespoke Manufacturing Company (BMC) chooses Lectra's solutions to automate its on-demand production

Lectra | May 09, 2022

A major global player in the fashion, automotive and furniture markets, Lectra designs industrial intelligence solutions software, equipment, data and services for brands, manufacturers and retailers. Lectra is equipping Bespoke Manufacturing Company (BMC) with its Gerber AccuMark range of solutions and Gerber Z1 cutting machine for its manufacturing site in Phoenix, Arizona. A made-to-measure womenswear manufacturer, BMC is known for its revolutionary on-demand business model, providing customized garments through onshore production to improve sustainability and profitability. All products are sold prior to manufacturing, minimizing fabric waste and excess inventory, which greatly reduces costs. By adopting this model, BMC also gains agility in helping its customers respond to sudden changes in consumer demand, tastes, and preferences. "Our aim is to provide a viable alternative to the traditional supply chain by reducing manufacturing time from months to minutes," says J. Kirby Best, Chief Executive Officer, Bespoke Manufacturing Company. BMC has selected Lectra's Gerber Z1 cutter and Gerber AccuMark CAD system to power its iCreate.Fashion platform, which serves as the backbone of its on-demand factory. This technological ecosystem incorporates a digital printing solution, the Kornit Presto, and Lectra's AccuMark 2D, AccuMark Made-to-Measure solutions, as well as the GERBERcutter Z1 allowing BMC to go from designing to printing and cutting and sewing within minutes, without facing the risk of errors. With Lectra's solutions, BMC can streamline and automate the on-demand production process, without having to handle complex logistical issues and long lead times. As a result, they can achieve high throughput using less resources and labor, ensure consistent profitability, and expand their business to other regions with the same production model. "Compared to mass production, the on-demand model is well adapted to fashion's new normal, as it digitalizes the supply chain, creates minimal waste, and is more agile to meet consumers' needs. Traditionally, it is a complicated and tedious process, with long lead times. Our Industry 4.0 technology connects the dots to enable more and more trailblazing companies like BMC to adopt this way of manufacturing without any of its inconveniences, thanks to automation. By helping BMC, we are promoting a flexible, responsible manufacturing mindset, which is a step toward the future of the fashion industry. At the same time, we are bridging the gap between profitability and environmental sustainability," Lenny Marano, President, Americas, Lectra About Lectra: As a major player in the fashion, automotive and furniture markets, Lectra contributes to the Industry 4.0 revolution with boldness and passion by providing best-in-class technologies.The group offers industrial intelligence solutions - software, equipment, data and services - that facilitate the digital transformation of the companies it serves. In doing so, Lectra helps its customers push boundaries and unlock their potential. The group is proud to state that its 2,400 employees are driven by three core values: being open-minded thinkers, trusted partners and passionate innovators.

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HighByte Named "Smart Manufacturing Company of the Year" in 2022 IoT Breakthrough Awards Program

HighByte | January 14, 2022

HighByte®, an industrial software company, announced that it has been selected as the winner of the "Smart Manufacturing Company of the Year" award in the 6th annual IoT Breakthrough Awards program conducted by IoT Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, products, and people in the global Internet-of-Things (IoT) market.HighByte builds "breakthrough" software solutions that solve the data architecture and integration challenges experienced when scaling Industrial IoT (IIoT) initiatives. HighByte developed the first DataOps solution, HighByte Intelligence Hub, that enables manufacturers to merge, prepare, and deliver modeled industrial data to and from IT systems without writing or maintaining code. With the Intelligence Hub, users can speed system integration time, rapidly leverage contextualized data for analytics, AI, and ML applications, and govern data standards across the enterprise for smart manufacturing. "Early IIoT adopters recognized that industrial data created by connected machines, processes, and products on the plant floor contain critical insights, but the reality is that most users and systems do not have access to this data in real-time to convert it into useful information they can act on,The existing data infrastructure has simply not been able to keep up with the rapid growth of IIoT. HighByte is delivering breakthrough solutions that provide the modern data infrastructure to power today's IIoT. We want to congratulate HighByte for winning the 'Smart Manufacturing Company of the Year' award for transforming the way manufacturers think about and leverage industrial data." -James Johnson, managing director at IoT Breakthrough The mission of the IoT Breakthrough Awards program is to recognize the innovators, leaders, and visionaries from around the globe in a range of IoT categories, including Industrial and Enterprise IoT, Smart City technology, Connected Home and Home Automation, Connected Car, and many more. This year's program attracted more than 3,850 nominations from companies all over the world. "We built HighByte from the ground up in response to the persistent data integration and interoperability challenges faced by manufacturers as they struggle to scale IIoT pilots into production,We are incredibly grateful for this recognition from IoT Breakthrough. We stand by our belief that contextualized and standardized data is essential for IIoT to reach broad adoption. This award shines a light on HighByte as we define and evangelize DataOps as a new category of software solutions in the industrial market." -Tony Paine, HighByte CEO. About IoT Breakthrough Part of the Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the IoT Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in Internet-of-Things technologies, services, companies and products. The IoT Breakthrough Awards program provides a forum for public recognition around the achievements of IoT companies and products in categories including Connected Home and Home Automation, Connected Car, Industrial IoT (IIoT) and Smart City, Consumer IoT and more. For more information visit IoTBreakthrough.com.HighByte is a registered trademark of HighByte, Inc.

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Vetter’s New Clinical Manufacturing Site Now Officially Authorized

Vetter | January 20, 2022

Vetter, a leading global Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), has received the manufacturing authorization for its new site in Rankweil, Austria. As a result of the successful inspection held by the responsible national regulatory authority, the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES), the site can now support clinical development projects of international pharmaceutical and biotech companies. The service provider had purchased the approximately 10,000 square meters manufacturing facility in 2020.Vetter Development Service Rankweil represents the company’s European counterpart to its existing clinical manufacturing site near Chicago. With the new site further expanding its international presence, Vetter is responding to the growing global demand for fill & finish services. The Austrian facility increases the company's capacity in the important field of process development as well as clinical manufacturing of Phase I and II injectables for customers. "We are consistently investing in the expansion of our development and filling capacities, Our ambition is to support our customers in the best possible way on their journey to develop promising new therapies for patients. The site's approval is an important step in our strategic company development." -Dr. Claus Feussner, Senior Vice President Vetter Development Service. Since acquiring the Rankweil site in the middle of 2020, Vetter has modified and equipped all laboratory, technical and production areas to its high-quality standards. In addition, the company optimized numerous systems and processes. "For pharmaceutical companies and their service providers, it has to be the ultimate goal to fully comply with the regulations of "Good Manufacturing Practices” (GMP). This ensures the quality of the manufactured medicinal products and therefore also the patient safety, The comprehensive inspection conducted by the AGES revealed that the systems and processes implemented at the Rankweil site are fully capable to fulfill the high quality requirements.” -Wolfgang Weikmann, Vetter’s Senior Vice President of Quality Assurance and Quality Control The successfully completed cGMP inspection by AGES enables the new clinical manufacturing facility in Rankweil to officially start operations and to realize customer projects in the clinical development phase on their way to approval. First customers have already performed initial visits and audits at the new site. Please find a short video sequence of Vetter Development Service Rankweil here. Manufacturing of prefilled vial systems at Vetter. Source: Vetter Pharma International GmbH Find the Vetter press kit and more background information here. About Vetter Headquartered in Ravensburg, Germany, Vetter is a family-owned, global leading contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) with production facilities in Germany, Austria and the United States. Currently employing more than 5,500 individuals worldwide, the company has long-term experience in supporting biotechnology and pharmaceutical customers both large and small. Vetter services range from early stage development support including clinical manufacturing, to commercial supply and numerous packaging solutions for vials, syringes and cartridges. As a leading solution provider, Vetter appreciates its responsibility to support the needs of its customers by developing devices that contribute to increased patient safety, convenience, and enhanced compliance. Great importance is also given to social responsibility including environmental protection and sustainability. Learn more about Vetter at www.vetter-pharma.com.

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