Following previous customer successes implementing Emydex software systems in leading meat processors in both Namibia (MeatCo) and Botswana (BMC), Emydex today report six further new customer signings in the Southern Hemisphere spread over South Africa, Australia and the Philippines.
In January 2016, Emydex signed contracts with Klein Karoo, the world’s largest ostrich processor, with their head-quarters in Oudtshoorn, South Africa. The project will see Emydex factory floor systems installed in Klein Karoo’s three Ostrich Abattoir and Deboning operations located in Oudtshoorn, Graff-Reinet and Swellendam. Working in partnership with iPlan Global, Emydex’s local market partner based in Pretoria, the Emydex software systems installed will cover both local as well as export operations, including kill lines, deboning and value-added operations.
In Australia, following go-live of Emydex’s lamb kill line system in Junee Lamb in New South Wales, Emydex has signed up three further leading beef processors, all based in Victoria. The first beef installation is due to go live shortly, with the other two Beef kill line projects about to commence in parallel. All three projects will see implementation of Emydex’s beef kill line and payments system, Emydex’s Packing and Processing as well as Warehouse Management modules into the boning room operations. The implementation of all four meat factory projects implemented in Australia will be overseen by Emydex’s Australian distributor based in Brisbane, as well one of Emydex’s senior software engineers now living in the region.
Meanwhile in the Philippines, work is well underway on an Emydex Traceability and Production reporting system for Meliomar, a leading Tuna Processor based in Pasay City. Working under the Artesmar fisheries improvement programme developed by Blueyou Consulting in Switzerland, Meliomar has also developed a unique traceability system with Emydex that incorporates the tagging of each individual tuna upon landing, which allows the company to reliably trace all tuna products direct from their origin. “The investments Meliomar makes into its traceability system and the program of fishery improvement are significant”, said Blueyou.
Commenting on the customer successes in the region, David McMahon, Emydex CEO said “Emydex is well established in the Southern Africa region since our first implementation there back in 2013. System roll-outs are now well underway in Australia, with further prospects in New Zealand. In addition to focussing on the continued growth and development of these two new important markets, we are also busy working on a pipeline of opportunities, seeking our first Emydex implementation in North America.”
After a few months researching the potential market, Terry McCorriston, based in Ontario, who previously worked with a number of ERP vendors in Canada, was appointed in March 2016 as a distributor for Emydex in North America. “Terry has extensive experience in implementing production planning and shop floor solutions in one of Canada’s largest meat processing companies, so he has the requisite market domain knowledge as well as systems expertise”, added McMahon.