Ubisense joins the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) to provide innovative location aware Smart Factory solutions expertise to British manufacturers


WEBWIRE – Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Cambridge, UK - Ubisense Group Plc (“Ubisense” or the “Company”) (LSE: UBI), a market leader in location aware Smart Factory Solutions, is pleased to announce their Industrial Membership of the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), a research facility that develops and showcases the most advanced production solutions shaping the future of British manufacturing.

Ubisense’s Smart Factory solutions will be installed at the MTC’s facilities at Coventry to demonstrate how precise real time location systems improve manufacturing processes: from automated product location and identification, tool control, error proofing, line side supply through to complete process visualization. “The scope of applications in manufacturing is enormous”, says Clive Hickman, CEO of the MTC. “MTC partners will now be able to see first-hand the way in which location-aware solutions dramatically improve manufacturing and production operations. Partners will be able to test and discover how Ubisense location products can be simply installed into their own factories without risk.”

Richard Green said: “Ubisense location aware Smart Factory Solutions are now proven to exceed the exacting standards of the automotive and aerospace industries, generating rapid payback for those customers. The visibility and control provided by location solutions continue to provide a platform for accelerated continuous improvement to production managers, engineers and technicians long after the initial installation has been completed”.

Ubisense location-aware Smart Factory solutions are in use in a wide range of manufacturers worldwide and are widely adopted in the automotive sector, where the principles of lean manufacturing first originated. Customers include Aston Martin, Airbus, BAE, BMW, Cummins, Daimler, Eurocopter, Fiat, General Motors, Honda, Toyota and Volkswagen.The MTC is currently working with companies that span a wide range of industry sectors including automotive and aerospace manufacturing.

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About Ubisense

Ubisense is a market leader of location-based Smart Factory Solutions which enable companies to optimise their manufacturing processes. By keeping track of key assets, Ubisense solutions bring clarity to complex operations in industries while also improving quality and reliability. Ubisense uses a unique combination of advanced industry knowledge and an experienced team to deliver effective and superior solutions that offer unprecedented visibility, control and accuracy, delivering time and cost savings. Ubisense solutions are easy to implement and flexible to a particular business’s needs, no matter which area of the globe they operate in.

Ubisense offers two location-oriented products; RTLS (Real-time Location Solutions) and Geospatial Systems and operates in a number of industries ranging from manufacturing and utilities to telecommunications and is used by a number of blue chip customers across the world, such as BMW, Airbus, Caterpillar, Duke Energy, COX and Deutsche Telekom. For more information please visit: www.ubisense.net.

About the MTC

The MTC (Manufacturing Technology Centre) has been established to prove innovative manufacturing processes and technologies in an agile environment in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions. The MTC provides a high quality environment for the development and demonstration of new technologies on an industrial scale, providing a unique opportunity for manufacturers to develop new and innovative processes and technologies in a low risk environment.

The areas of MTC’s technology focus are appropriate to both large and small companies and are applicable across industry sectors. Founder industrial members of the MTC are Rolls-Royce, Aero Engine Controls and Airbus UK and members now include manufacturing companies from multiple sectors. Research partners include the University of Birmingham, University of Nottingham, Loughborough University and TWI Ltd.

www.the-mtc.org



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 Smart Factory
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Contact Information
Michael Ledzion
Chief Product and Marketing Officer
Ubisense Group Plc
(1) 1223 535170
pr@ubisense.net


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