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Astra adds MES capabilities with 42Q partnership

Tucson, AZ June 9, 2017 – Astra is excited to announce its partnership with 42Q as a reseller and integration partner. 42Q, a pure-play cloud-based manufacturing execution system (MES) provider, was named a potential MES Market Disrupter by Gartner in 2016. The combination of Astra’s extensive manufacturing experience in the ERP marketplace and 42Q’s advanced cloud-based solution accelerates a company’s implementation of digital transformation and IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) initiatives in their operations.

“I am excited about the opportunities that this partnership creates for us and our clients. Our experience working with many manufacturers in industries like aerospace, defense and medical devices, makes this a uniquely exciting opportunity,” said Naren Velu, President/CEO of Astra Inc. “It allows us to provide a complete solution to companies in the areas of IIoT and helps us better serve our current customers. 42Q, as a cloud-based MES solution, significantly improves time to value based on reduced costs and significantly faster implementation.”

“Astra’s experience with manufacturing systems integration helps companies overcome the technical challenges with deployment, and more fully leverage the capabilities that the 42Q solution provides” said Srivats Ramaswami, CTO of 42Q. “Having a partner like Astra that has proven expertise with a broad range of factories, technologies and equipment, helps 42Q expand its reach and increases customers’ confidence as they begin deployment.’

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 Astra 
Astra serves customers throughout the world, applying its technical expertise and business systems knowledge to complete and extend the capabilities of Enterprise Systems. Astra is an international organization with specialized practice areas in ERP | CRM | MES services | ECM solutions and business process automation. For more information visit: http://www.astra-us.com

For More Information Contact:
Chris Peters • Director of Sales • (520) 248-8434 • cpeters@astra-us.com
Naren Velu • President & CEO • (520) 908-6481 • Naren@astra-us.com

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