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Siemens acquires Elan Software Systems

By Gerald Ondrey |

Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany; www.siemens.com/industry) is expanding its industrial portfolio by acquiring Elan Software Systems SA (Toulouse, France), an international software supplier for Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. This step will enable Industry Automation (Nuremberg, Germany; www.siemens.com/automation), a Division of the Siemens Industry Sector, to extend its global lead in the market for industrial software. Agreement was reached not to disclose the purchase price. In 2007 the Division absorbed UGS in the USA and in 2008 Innotec in Germany, both companies being leading industrial software vendors in their particular fields. With a workforce of 60, Elan Software Systems is a software and solutions supplier specializing in MES in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. This global player with its focus in France will be assigned to the Industrial Automation Systems Business Unit. “Particularly for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, the Elan product range ideally supplements our Simatic IT MES portfolio, which is itself already a leader in its field. Elan has excellent manufacturing process know-how in these industries, where it has been a recognized…
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