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42Q Honored with Firestarter Award from 451 Research

Leading Provider of Cloud Manufacturing Solutions Recognized by Top Analyst Firm for Innovation and Vision in Cloud Technology

SAN JOSE, CALIF. — January 15, 2019 — 42Q, a leading provider of cloud manufacturing solutions, has been honored with a Firestarter Award from industry analyst firm 451 Research. This 451 Firestarter Award recognizes 42Q’s innovation with its cloud-based Manufacturing Execution System (MES) that offers advantages in both speed of deployment and cost relative to legacy, on-premise solutions.

451 Research’s Firestarter program recognizes exceptional innovation within the information technology industry. Introduced in late 2018, the program is exclusively analyst-led, and allows its teams of technology and market experts to nominate organizations it believes are significantly contributing to the pace and extent of innovation in the market.

“451 Research built its reputation on helping clients understand innovation in the technology industry, and the Firestarters program highlights companies we believe are raising the bar,” said Ian Hughes, senior analyst, Internet of Things at 451 Research. “We awarded 42Q with a Firestarter Award because its cloud-based MES platform is an important evolution of the traditional MES, and indicates that IIoT is moving up the stack to create more value for manufacturers.”

“42Q is honored to be one of the first recipients of the Firestarter Award from 451 Research,” said Srivats Ramaswami, CTO at 42Q. “As factories continue to embrace digital transformation, recognition from 451 Research further showcases our dedication to deliver an intuitive solution for manufacturers within a cloud environment – benefits that were previously unrealized with on-premise MES systems.”

42Q delivers a comprehensive and proven cloud-based manufacturing execution system (MES) that operates between an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and the manufacturing equipment in a factory, enabling simpler and more cost-effective implementation of a smart factory and Industry 4.0 initiatives. Once implemented, companies can simply log in, configure and use MES for real-time visibility into factory floor data, end-user analytics and reporting. In addition, 42Q can be accessed remotely from anywhere in the world for an instant view into the status of global manufacturing operations.

About 42Q

42Q is a leading provider of cloud MES solutions, implemented in over 50 manufacturing facilities. Our mission is to deliver scalable, flexible and easy to implement manufacturing solutions to our customers. Our management team has extensive experience with the architecture, development and implementation of advanced MES and manufacturing automation systems deployed across a broad range of vertical markets. 42Q is a business unit of Sanmina Corporation. For more information on 42Q, please visit https://www.42-q.com/ and follow the company on LinkedIn.

About 451 Research

451 Research is a leading information technology research and advisory company focusing on technology innovation and market disruption. More than 100 analysts and consultants provide essential insight to more than 1,000 client organizations globally through a combination of syndicated research and data, advisory and go-to-market services, and live events. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in New York, 451 Research is a division of the 451 Group. Learn more about the 451 Research Firestarters.

Media Contact
John Kreuzer
Lumina Communications for 42Q
(408) 896-3307
jkreuzer@luminapr.com

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