Alliance brings benefits for manufacturers

GE Fanuc Automation, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, announced yesterday that it and Solution Provider Wipro Technologies, the global IT services business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) will work together globally to provide the Automotive industry with solutions in the Production Management area.

GE Fanuc Automation, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, announced yesterday that it and Solution Provider Wipro Technologies, the global IT services business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) will work together globally to provide the Automotive industry with solutions in the Production Management area.

This relationship will provide significant value to customers looking to integrate their Production Management and ERP systems by leveraging Wipro’s knowledge of GE Fanuc Production Management solutions and their expertise in ERP.

Areas of business focus and expertise include: communicating production engineering inputs to product design to support design for manufacturability, driving enterprise operations efficiency to cut down costs, integrating sales and operations planning processes to facilitate faster customer response, focusing on enterprise-level quality processes to enhance customer loyalty, enterprise application offerings across CAD, CAE, PLM, SCM, ERP and CRM Manufacturing operations management expertise across shop floor controllers, HMI/SCADA, MES and EMI levels

“GE Fanuc and Wipro Technologies have substantial experience and shared relationships with the leaders in the Automotive industry, making this arrangement beneficial to our clients,” said Sudip Banerjee, President,

Enterprise Solutions for Wipro Technologies.

“The manufacturing operations of automotive industry present large scale implementation challenges that are well-served by this arrangement.

This alliance is a building block in Wipro’s overall solution strategy to enable a Collaborative Value Network for our Manufacturing clients.”

“This is a significant step towards increasing reach as well as establishing complementary expertise in execution,” said Ed Martin, Chief Marketing Officer for GE Fanuc Automation.

“Wipro Technologies is a well-respected provider of implementation services in Production Management. Couple that expertise with GE Fanuc’s industry-leading Proficy™ solutions and we have a winning solution for customers.”

Wipro’s Partha Mukherjee, Head Center of Excellence (COE) Automotive industry will speak at GE Fanuc’s Discover 2007 Users Conference in St. Louis, October 22-25, 2007. The title of his presentation is “Startup New Lines on Time and On Budget With More Flexibility.”

The scope of the agreement covers services, point solution development and joint go-to-market activities.

Wipro’s knowledge of supply chain, plant floor operations, enterprise technologies and business processes will enable timely and effective deployment of GE Fanuc Production Management solutions.

They are also the world’s first IT company to embrace Six Sigma, a core GE value in meeting the needs of customers on a global basis, within a services environment.

For more information visit the company websites at www.wipro.com and www.gefanuc.com