Arrowpoint Advisory’s TMT team has advised Lighthouse Systems, a leading provider of manufacturing execution system (MES) software for smart manufacturing, on its sale to Infor, the industry cloud company. Lighthouse’s flagship product, Shopfloor-Online™, helps manufacturing companies manage and improve manufacturing operations across production, quality, inventory, and maintenance.
Lighthouse Systems’ MES solution, which can be fully integrated into Infor CloudSuite ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems, will help Infor address a critical customer requirement of 24x7 manufacturing operations. For those manufacturing companies that are looking to implement ERP and MES together, Infor anticipates that its ability to offer a fully integrated solution “out of the box” will significantly shorten time to value for customers.
“MES solutions are critical for manufacturing organizations that want to ensure data consistency and real-time visibility across all plant operations,” said Infor CEO Kevin Samuelson. “Integrating these capabilities with our industry-specific ERP systems will help us deliver even more powerful solutions to manufacturing organizations, as they look to digitize their operations and grow their businesses.”
Based in Crawley, UK, about 30 miles south of London, Lighthouse Systems has major offices in the UK, the United States and Singapore. Its approximately 100 employees serve customers worldwide in focus industries such as automotive, building & construction, food & beverage, life science, machinery & equipment, packaging, and sustainable energy. The company was recognized as one of the Honorable Mentions in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Manufacturing Execution Systems report.
Tim Barber, Company Director at Lighthouse Systems, said: “The Arrowpoint Advisory team demonstrated deep insight into our sector and clear articulation of the benefits Infor could derive from Shopfloor-Online. We are delighted to join forces with Infor to further the operational excellence initiatives of our manufacturing customers.”
Daniel Domberger, Managing Director at Arrowpoint Advisory concluded: “It’s been a pleasure working with the Lighthouse team and to help them become part of Infor. The strategic benefits are clear and the cultural alignment very strong. We are delighted to have supported Lighthouse on this milestone transaction.”