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Group Acquires Minority in CompuCal Calibration Solutions
Jul 26 2012
Endress+Hauser (Switzerland) has been providing high level calibration solutions to the process industries for many years. To strengthen this position, the Group has now acquired a minority share in Irish company CompuCal Calibration Solutions (CCS). The stake will ensure appropriate access to CCS’ technology and the further development of the calibration management software package ‘CompuCal’.
“‘CompuCal’ fits perfectly into our Plant Asset Management suite of integrated software tools,” underlines Dr Raimund Sommer, Managing Director of Endress+Hauser Process Solutions, the strategic dimension of the acquisition. “We have worked with CCS for the last decade and the company has proven to be a reliable and trusted partner. Endress+Hauser’s stake cements our close relationship.”
Automated and optimised workflows for calibration of field instruments have an important impact on yield and quality. This is not only critical for regulated industries. Demands on compliance according to industry standards often lead to additional workload in terms of calibration documentation management.
Endress+Hauser offers calibration management solutions along with calibration management service agreements which are individually aligned to the business requirements of customers. These solutions allow users to schedule and track instrument calibration and to produce paperless electronic reports that are compliant with relevant standards such as FDA’s CFR 21 Part 11.
Endress+Hauser’s solutions interface with mobile platforms and most common calibrators on the market. Well integrated into customers’ IT infrastructure and ERP systems such as SAP or IBM Maximo, the information gained through these solutions open up the path to improved quality and savings in operational expenditure.
Endress+Hauser’s calibration service offering ranges from calibration management and execution agreements through to training and the complete planning, installation and commissioning of calibration systems according to relevant good manufacturing practice requirements, e.g. GAMP. Consultancy and services for optimizing the calibration management process are also part of the offering.
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