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Critical Manufacturing and Softsystem sign agreement for the Brazilian market

04-16-2012 10:28 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

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Brasília/Brazil, Oporto/Portugal - Critical Manufacturing, an enterprise which creates innovative software solutions for high-tech manufacturing industries, announced today that it signed a collaboration agreement with Softsystem to jointly pursue and implement Manufacturing Execution Systems in the industrial Brazilian market based on cmNavigo Productivity Suite.

Critical Manufacturing signed a collaboration agreement with Softsystem. Founded in 1996, with headquarters in Brasília Federal District, the company is specialized in developing and marketing automation and enterprise management systems. With a portfolio or products and services, the company has over 600 customers in Brasília and other Brazilian states. Softsystem and Critical Manufacturing will cooperate to allow cmNavigo Productivity Suite to enter the Brazilian market.

“The Brazilian Manufacturing market is experiencing a tremendous growth. While in the past it was heavily based on manual and paper-based operations, nowadays it developing fast with several high-tech industries requiring flexible and high-performance manufacturing systems” says Cláudio Gomes, Softsystem’s CEO. “cmNavigo has been developed with the knowledge of many years in one the highest demanding industry segments and incorporates an incredibly broad set of functionality that can be easily modeled for different types of manufacturing environments”, he adds.

Critical Manufacturing’s cmNavigo Productivity Suite is a platform developed from the ground up on proven Microsoft technologies which provide extensive usability benefits and lower total cost of ownership. The system is completely scalable making it ideal from small R&D environments to large scale high volume production facilities. A full range of Manufacturing capabilities facilitate increased control, visibility and productivity for manufacturers seeking higher profitability and a competitive edge.

“With many years in the Brazilian market and with knowledge in Manufacturing and in MES systems, Softsystem is perfectly positioned to leverage the cmNavigo Productivity Suite MES” states Augusto Vilarinho, Critical Manufacturing Business Development Manager. “Softsystem has all conditions to become a successful value-added reseller, given their product portfolio, complementary to the cmNavigo offering and extremely compatible from a technology perspective, as it is based also in the latest Microsoft technologies. We are excited about the opportunities for both our companies with this partnership”.
Additional information on cmNavigo is available at

ABOUT Softsystem Engenharia em Software
Softsystem is a company founded in 1996, specialized in developing and marketing automation and enterprise management systems for the Brazilian market. With over 600 customers in industrial, retail, wholesale and e-commerce segments, in Brasília and other Brazilian states, the company is committed to deliver high performance products and excellence in all the services it provides to its customers.
More information about Softsystem is available at

Critical Manufacturing is an enterprise founded from the established business of Critical Software and the inspiration and experience of a team of internationally renowned industry experts, that creates leading edge software solutions for advanced manufacturing industries. The company is part of Critical Group, a private group of companies founded in 1998 to provide solutions for mission and business critical information systems. Critical Manufacturing has its headquarters and main technical center in Portugal and additional facilities in USA, Germany and China. For more information, visit or contact us at

Critical Manufacturing S.A.

Rua Engº Frederico Ulrich, nº 2650
4470-605 Moreira da Maia, Portugal
t +351 229 446 927
f +351 229 446 929

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