What MES systems are there?


Great diversity

There are a large number of suppliers of Manufacturing Execution Systems. They differ in scope, functional richness, size, (growth) opportunities and price. For each situation and each company, the best solution will have to be re-examined.

Broadly applicable or specific to a certain industry

Some suppliers deliver software that is widely applicable within the food industry. Others focus on specific industries, for example the meat processing industry. We often see that these suppliers also supply process equipement for that industry.

For a specific part of the process

There are MES systems that focus only on packaging lines, for example. Or on a specific aspect of a packaging line, such as OEE.

Focused on a specific functional area

Some MES applications focus on the registration and tracking of the flow of goods, while other MES applications focus more on quality assurance and registration.

Generic MES packages

These are MES Systems that can be widely used in various industries, for example, discrete manufacturing, process industry, semi-conductor or automotive. Some System Integrators have developed a solution specifically for the food industry based on a generic package.

Specifically developed for the food industry

A number of suppliers have developed a MES System specifically tailored to the needs of the food industry. These packages offer a rich functionality and often cover the entire production process, from receipt to delivery.

Developed from the controller’s point of view

There are also MES System Integrators who have been active in industrial automation (PLC and SCADA) for many years and who, over time, have built a number of customised solutions for their customers and reuse these solutions with other customers.

Manufacturing Execution Systems

In the table below we have added an overview of all MES systems that are currently available.

The MES systems by supplier

Name of supplierName of the MES packageIndustryReferences 
MPDVMES Hydra XFood, Pharma, Machine building, etcTimmerije, Rena Casting, JAEGER Group, Grohe AG, Melitta, Duni, Playmobil en Phoenix-Contact
GE Intelligent PlatformsProficy MES
RBK GroupFOBIS MESFoodAdri & Zoon, ENKCO, Royal Smilde, Zwanenberg, Maasland
ObjectiveObjective MESMilling, Pharma & Medical, Fruit & vegetables, Dairy, Plastics & Rubber, Sweets & Bakery, Chemical industry, Beverages, Animal nutrition, Metal Processing, Machine Construction, Wood & Furniture, Electro & Electrical Equipment, Automotive (spare) partsMilcobel, Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods, Euroma, Duivelaar pompen, La Lorraine Bakery Group, De Paauw Brood & Banket
SiemensSIMATIC IT MES, Siemens MESFood & Beverage, CPG & Retail, Automotive, Machinery, Electronics, Semiconductors, Aero & Defense, Medical Devices, Pharma & Cosmetics, Chemicals, Energy
OnproveThe DPS-systeemFood & BeveragesJohma, Marne, Market Food Group, Cérélia
BrighteyeMomentum MOMFood & Beverages, Batch production, Discrete productionUnilever, Mydibel, Farm Frites, Verstegen, Poco Loco, Kim’s Chocolates, Ardo, Mulder, Teijin, Haaht, McCaim, Agristo, Puffin, Savencia Fromage & Dairy, Olom, Westmalle Trappist
HellebrekersVisual Link Software MESFood
Aveva (Voorheen Wonderware) AVEVA MESFood, Building Materials
Rockwell AutomationFactoryTalkFood, Pharma, Machine building, Building equipement
Act-inAct-in MES
Flexware InnovationFlexware Innovation MESFood
EQUANSEQUANS MESFood, Pharma, Sustainable Energy, Commercial Real Estate
Inductive AutomationSepasoft MES Modules for IgnitionFood, Electronic Solutions
iTAC SoftwareiTAC.MES.Suite
VKS LiteVKS LiteEverything
UltimoUltimo’s Maintenance Management softwareManufacturing, Healthcare, Government & Infra, Logistics, Utilities
BlueStreakBluestreak’s MES
LighthouseShopfloor-Online MESEverything
ProgmaticIPS: Integrated Production System
KatanaKatana MES
MapexMapex MES
Qualitas InformaticaNET@PRO
Aegis Industrial Software CorporationFactoryLogix
PlexPlex MES Everything
Critical ManufacturingCritical Manufacturing MESElectronic, Farma
SAPSAP Manufacturing Execution
CreonisCSD MESFood & Beverages, Pharma, CosmeticaAB-InBev, Palm, MSD
Rockwell AutomationFactoryTalk® PharmaSuite Life Sciences
Körber PharmaWerum PAS-X MESPharma, Biotech

System Integrators of MES systems

Listed below are a number of System Integrators who provide MES solutions for the food industry:

  • Actemium
  • Act-in
  • Agidens
  • ATS
  • AuteQ
  • CGI
  • Engie Services
  • Dimensys
  • EKB
  • ICT Automatisering
  • Inteqnion
  • Pro-Fa Automation BV
  • Proleit
  • Van Doren Engineering
  • VMA

Do you miss an MES package or system integrator in the above list? Please contact us! We find it important to keep the list complete and up to date.

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