Seabrook Technology Group, the manufacturing software specialist, is the newly appointed main distributor of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software for the entire Irish manufacturing sector.

Revenue from the new contract will reach in excess of €1 million and create three new jobs in the next 12 months. Seabrook has been in operation for 27 years, and in the past four years has tripled its workforce and opened offices in California, Indiana and the UK.

In 2015, the company announced its Channel Partnership with Siemens PLM Software UK. This enabled Seabrook to offer Siemens Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) Software, including PLM and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) software products, to new and existing clients in Ireland and the UK.

Siemens PLM Software is the global leading provider of both PLM and Manufacturing Operations Management technology. The international powerhouse in automation and digitisation employs 348,000 people in 190 countries around the world. Seabrook will now be the primary supplier for the full range of Siemens’ PLM products to manufacturers across all sectors in Ireland. This will include pharma, food & beverages, medical devices, machinery, computer and semi-conductor manufacturers, among others. Seabrook will also provide expert consultancy on behalf of Siemens.

Commenting on the deal, Seabrook Managing Director, Sean O’Sullivan said: “We are delighted to embark on this new agreement with Siemens, and to lead the way in supplying Irish manufacturers with these mission-critical PLM technologies. We have witnessed an urgency to adopt this software across the industry, as global manufacturing processes become increasingly digitised. Ireland is already some way behind America and Asia with adopting these technologies and embracing the digital factory. We simply cannot afford to lag behind any longer.”

Mr O’Sullivan added: “We are especially pleased to have agreed this new deal with a company that has such a significant presence in the UK. It is a testament to the strength of collaboration between Irish and UK enterprises in such a time of uncertainty with the fallout from Brexit.”

The advanced technology of PLM is necessary for Irish manufacturers to remain globally competitive in Industry 4.0 – the era of the digital factory. It’s predicted that full digitisation of industrial production will lead to an increase of €250 million in the EU’s GDP in the short to medium term, a statistic Ireland’s manufacturers cannot afford to ignore.*

Siemens Industry Software Managing Director in Ireland and the UK, Robin Hancock, also commented: “Seabrook’s success in Ireland and the UK as our Channel Partner has impressed us greatly and we are now expanding on this relationship with the new distribution contract. We are delighted to have such an experienced, trusted and expert organisation as our primary ambassadors for PLM products in Ireland.”

PLM software enables manufacturers to eliminate paper-based files. It facilitates meaningful cost cutting by creating a virtual twin of a product, allowing for numerous, simulated re-designs before the product is ever made in reality. It also allows products to reach the market as much as 50% faster, enforces compliance with regulations and enhances the quality of the end product.

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