PEER Group celebrates 25 years in IIoT
Kitchener, Ontario - February 3, 2017
The PEER Group Inc. is pleased to announce its twenty-fifth anniversary as the leader in automation software for the smart factory.
“Back in 1992 – long before anyone had heard of the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, or big data – my business partner, Bob Harris, and I started PEER Group to work on interconnected software objects that represented machines and communicated as peers,” says PEER Group® president and CEO, Mike Kropp.
“PEER Group was a forerunner in the Industrial IoT without knowing it,” explains Heidi Marr, manager of marketing services and corporate communications. “Today, we enable smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0 for our customers in the semiconductor, PV, LED and other high-technology industries.”
PEER Group celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary on February 3, 2017. Its automation software runs in some of the largest and most complex smart factories in the world, connecting highly-automated equipment to other equipment, machines to factory systems, and factories to other factories. PEER Group collects big data, stores big data, packages it up and makes it available for predictive analytics.
“We believe smart manufacturing starts with factory automation software and we provide the largest portfolio of factory automation software products and services to high-volume manufacturers and their equipment suppliers,” continues Kropp. “We solve our customers’ most challenging equipment automation, data management, and process control problems.”
About PEER Group
Smart manufacturing starts with factory automation software. PEER Group® provides the largest portfolio of factory automation software products and services to high-volume manufacturers and equipment makers in the semiconductor, photovoltaics (PV), and electronics industries. With over 100,000 licenses shipped, we are the leading supplier of factory automation software for smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0. We help lower the cost of automation for our customers by solving their most challenging equipment automation, data management, and process control problems. PEER Group received an Intel Corporation Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) Award for our work in 2015 and is recognized on the Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces Canada (2013-2016) and Branham300 (2012-2016) listings. Follow us on social at linkedin.com/company/the-peer-group and @peergroup_inc.
Manager, Marketing Services and Corporate Communications