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Unifi Technology Group Announces CIMTEC Merger

Unifi Technology Group, Charlotte, N.C., the newly formed consulting company of Unifi Inc., has announced that it will merge with the automation solutions provider, CIMTEC, Charlotte, N.C. The newly merged company will be called Unifi Technology Group.Unifi Technologys current expertise includes solutions in integrated manufacturing, factory automation and e-commerce. These solutions use Enterprise (ERP) and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) products and internally developed software tools.CIMTEC has provided automation solutions to U.S. manufacturers since 1988. It specializes in applying leading-edge technology and automation to the factory floor.Our newly merged organization will provide solutions that integrate the factory floor with internal business systems and ultimately extend out to the supply chain, said Ralph Mayes, president and CEO of Unifi Technology.Unifi Technology and CIMTEC recently partnered to link the enterprise system and factory floors of Unifis new state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. This partnership created a systems architecture that provides real-time data for decision making and processes hundreds of thousands of transactions per day, the companies said.Mayes said that one value-added service Unifi Technology will provide to manufacturing clients is a methodology that allows a large amount of real-time data from the factory floor to be linked to the ERP system and run as a mission-critical application.We see this as a tremendous opportunity in the textile industry since most ERP systems are not linked directly to the factory floor, he said. The industry is going to have to address this issue as systems are extended to embrace supply-chain management and e-commerce.

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