Waltham, MA – Plataine Inc., a leading provider of production optimization solutions for composite parts fabricators, has been selected by JEC Group, the world’s largest organization exclusively dedicated to the composites industry, as winner of its prestigious 2014 JEC Americas Innovation Award in the Software category. The JEC Innovation Award highlights the most pivotal advances and innovations in composites design, manufacturing and application. JEC will recognize the winning companies and their innovations during the JEC Americas exhibition at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta this coming May.
“The JEC Innovation Awards Program continues to identify and celebrate the very top innovators from the Americas and abroad to help fulfill JEC’s mission to share the latest industry advances with the global composites community. From environmentally friendly bio-based resins to cutting-edge personal protection to innovative musical applications to integrated software and preforming processes, the products and technologies highlighted in this year’s competition are incredibly rich and varied”, said Mrs. Frédérique Mutel, President and CEO of JEC Group.
Plataine’s patent pending production optimization and automation solutions bridge the gap between CAD, ERP and the production floor, enabling manufacturers of composite and metal structures to be more competitive by increasing material utilization, improving productivity, controlling quality and shortening manufacturing cycles to ensure on-time delivery of products to customers. Plataine’s core product, Total Production Optimization (TPO), processes all production and engineering data in a single decision-making framework in real time. TPO offers manufacturers an end-to-end solution that optimally selects raw material and utilizes remnants, generates cut-plans and nests, uses RFID technology to track production floor activities and provides management reports for analysis and future plans. The solution takes into consideration multiple factors such as customer requirements, order delivery date, geometric part-files, inventory on hand and machine capabilities. Plataine’s solutions are cloud-based and offered on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) basis, minimizing upfront costs and allowing a considerably faster ROI.
Plataine has partnered with an RFID technology provider for the technology underlying the tracking capabilities, with Siemens PLM to integrate the solution with their core TeamCenter platform, as well as with mobility platform providers bringing novel applications to the hands of production floor staff and management.
“We are honored to be selected as Winner of the 2014 JEC Americas Innovation Award for the Software Category. This recognition acknowledges Plataine’s commitment and dedication to constantly meet the unique challenges which composite parts manufacturers face and encourages us to continue to design, develop, and implement cutting-edge technology to the aerospace industry”, said Mr. Ben-Bassat, Plataine’s President & CEO.
About Plataine Inc.
Plataine Technologies is a leading provider of production optimization software solutions for manufacturers of composites material, textile, metal and foam products. Plataine’s production optimization solutions enable manufacturers to be more competitive by increasing material utilization, improving productivity and shortening manufacturing cycles to ensure on-time delivery of products to customers. Plataine’s solutions are used by hundreds of manufacturers worldwide, including Composites Horizons, Hexcel, Hitco, IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries), Steelcase and Kaman Aerospace. Plataine has offices in the United States, Europe, China and Israel, with partners and distributors worldwide. For more information, visit www.plataine.com or contact your local Plataine office.
About JEC Group
JEC represents, promotes and expands composites markets by providing global or local networking and information services. Through knowledge and networking, the JEC experts offer a comprehensive service package: the JEC publications – including strategic studies, technical books and the JEC Composites Magazine – the weekly international e-letter “World Market News” and the French e-letter JEC Info Composites.
JEC also organizes JEC Europe Show in Paris, strongly supported by the industry and five times bigger than any other composites exhibition – JEC Asia in Singapore and JEC Americas in Boston and Atlanta, the Web Hub www.jeccomposites.com, the JEC Composites Conferences, Forums and Workshops (including I.C.S., the Innovative Composites Summit) in Paris, Singapore and Boston, and the JEC Innovation Awards program (Europe, Asia, America, India and China).