An Emydex company update as the world begins to unlock from the global Coronavirus pandemic that has severely affected the global economy since the beginning of this year.
Having just closed out our latest financial year-end to April 30th, Emydex is pleased to announce that the company grew by a further 20% year-on-year this year, following similar strong growth when the company grew by 30% last year.
In line with our company vision, over the past year, Emydex added further Tier 1 customers in our chosen markets, on the strength of which the company has expanded its presence in all the markets we serve, with further new hires added across the board, detailed below.
In addition, Emydex has added a suite of new products and modules to our factory floor solutions offerings, including a range of products focussed on larger multi-site meat, fish, and food processors. New products include the Emydex Enterprise Management System (EMS), Emydex Exchange as well a suite of group-level applications like Master Data Management for products, labels etc. In addition, consolidated group reporting, BI dashboards and a host of new web-based and Android applications are now available.
For further information read our New Year, New Products news story.
In Europe, following the successful implementation of Danish Crown’s Emdyex pilot project in the group’s Hörby plant in Sweden (read story), Emdyex are now live in the Danish Crown Scan Hide facility which processes premium hides for high-end products. We are also currently working with Danish Crown on several additional new plant roll-outs running in parallel, including Emydex factory floor systems for Danish Crown’s Aalborg plant in Denmark.
Emydex is also working with our long-standing customer, Kepak Group, to upgrade six of their beef and lamb primal processing plants in Ireland to our latest Emydex version 5 software. Also in Ireland, Ashbourne Meats have gone live with Emydex in their two processing plants in Roscrea and Naas (read story).
In Africa, building on our existing Emydex customer installations operating across South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia, Emydex are working on a new greenfield plant implementation for Steynsburg Pork in South Africa due to go live in Q3 2020.
In addition, Emydex has successfully implemented our Enterprise Quality Management System (read story) with new customers including Purecare in South Africa that are using our quality management system to complete scheduled services and emergency repairs on reverse osmosis machines which feed dialysis machines within hospitals throughout Southern Africa. Purecare management now has instant visibility of jobs that the technicians are completing in the field and can invoice for these services, including the quantities of spare parts, with ease.
Australia & New Zealand
Building on our earlier successes with Emydex customers such as O’Connor Beef in Victoria, Harvey Beef (read story) in Western Australia, and the Sunpork Group (read story) in Queensland, the Emydex team in our Brisbane office (read story) are currently working on a number of new customer project implementations including WAMMCO (Katanning) and Southern Meats (Goulburn), Mort & Company, as well as Silver Fern Farms and Wilson Hellaby/Auckland Meat Processors in New Zealand.
Our Emydex Australia office also welcomed new additions to the team including Karen Rogers, ex-Sastek/Cedar Creek as a business analyst working alongside Ian Carson, as well as Charles Joseph, Project Manager. Most recently, Emydex welcomed both Allan Nielsen and David Wang to the Emydex Australia software delivery team, both who join at the same time, coming from JBS Australia where they worked in JBS’s Brisbane software development team for 8 and 5 years, respectively. Utilising remote working technologies both Allan and David are integrating and collaborating successfully with the local Brisbane team, as well as the Emydex teams based in Dublin and Toronto while working from home remotely due to the Covid19 restrictions.
In North America, Emydex continues to work with existing customers such as Donalds Fine Foods, with pork processing plants running Emydex box labelling systems at their plants in Richmond and Langley in British Columbia, as well as Moosejaw, Saskatchewan.
In BC Canada, Emydex is recently live in two of the Canadian Fishing Company’s (Canfisco) plants located in Richmond and Delta Pacific. Emydex is live within Canfisco’s two groundfish processing factories integrated into their MS Dynamics 365 ERP system.
In Wisconsin, US, Emydex are working with Strauss Brands, a large beef, veal, and lamb processor to implement Emydex box labelling systems on their factory floor integrated to their Dynamics 365 ERP system.
Supporting Terry McCorriston (ex-CSB systems) who has been Emydex’s agent in the region for the past 3 years, based in the Greater Toronto area of Canada, Emydex welcome Irish-born, John Keating to the Emydex North America team, as a senior engineer to support our growing North America customer base as well as our global 24x7 support team.
With all countries in the markets that Emydex serves, who are beginning to take their economies out of lockdown post the pandemic crisis, Emydex look forward to a positive second half of the year. The company will focus our efforts on delivering on commitments to our customers in Europe, Africa, Australasia, and North America.
Emydex will also continue to further our advances with respect to our software platform helping to enable automation within food processing factories. Automation delivers labour savings as well as improved productivity and efficiencies. With the need to maintain social distancing in this new world order, more and more factories will look to automation, as a means of safeguarding their businesses against any further pandemics that might arise in the future. Machines don’t get sick, at the end of the day.
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