When Accel first partnered with the Plex team in 2012, we believed that their cloud-based smart manufacturing solutions would be the key to dramatically increasing factory operations and supply chain efficiency for global manufacturers everywhere.
Furthermore, Plex fit squarely into our belief that great companies could originate everywhere. In this case, in the heartland of automotive manufacturing, Troy, Michigan.
In the years that followed, we have had the opportunity to watch the transformative impact Plex has had on more than 700 manufacturing businesses around the globe. It took tremendous perseverance and dedication to build the first and only truly cloud-native system for both discrete and process manufacturers, covering everything from shop floor execution, quality management, supply chain planning, and c-suite financials and analytics.
Joining forces with Rockwell is an exciting opportunity for Plex to help accelerate their mission to bring cloud-based smart manufacturing to industrial companies of all kinds. The combination of Plex and Rockwell is incredibly powerful as it will bring together the most comprehensive and modern solution for manufacturers with Rockwell’s deep expertise and broad reach globally.
We believe the wave of global innovation we’ve seen in the years since our original Plex investment will only grow stronger, and we look forward to partnering with the next generation of exceptional entrepreneurs, wherever they might be.
Best of luck to the Plex and Rockwell teams for this next chapter and beyond!
Sameer Gandhi and the Partners at Accel