Our Story

Step Into the Future

42Q is a full-featured, cloud-based MES solution developed by manufacturers for manufacturers.

Our Roots

42Q development began over 30 years ago, and was first put into production in a few dozen Sanmina and SCI factories making some of the most complex telecommunications, industrial and medical equipment in the world.

42Q as the Backbone of Sanmina's Industry 4.0 Strategy:

More than a decade ago, Sanmina deployed its first ‘lights out’ fully automated production lines for high volume medical device manufacturing. These lines had all electronic travelers, all electronic test data upload (through 42Q) and traceability of key components with data hyperlinked in the electronic travelers. At the same time, we had the vision for real-time global factory visibility by connecting factory and test equipment to 42Q. This capability enabled Sanmina executives to see real-time factory data anywhere in the world from their laptops.

Evolution to Cloud

As 42Q deployments grew at Sanmina, we saw the value of 42Q as a cloud solution. In 2012, 42Q created the industry’s first, multi-tenant cloud based MES, allowing Sanmina to significantly reduce costs, increase manufacturing efficiency and more importantly increase availability while providing the ability to securely scale up or down as needed, a challenge that conventional onsite MES solution cannot address.


42Q is deployed in over 70 factories in 15 countries around the world. Last year, over 100,000 unique top level assemblies were manufactured using 42Q. 42Q is used by Fortune 50, Fortune 500 and smaller companies as the foundation of their digital factories. 42Q is used for highly regulated medical, automotive and aerospace manufacturing.
Values & Capabilities

Delivered by Manufacturing Experts


Cloud-Based Technology

Servers, data storage devices, networking equipment, and software are all leveraged within a powerful, streamlined cloud environment.

Subscription-Based Pricing

Customers pay a recurring monthly fee based on their actual usage of 42Q.

Rapid Implementation

90-day proof of concept for a portion of your operation. Quick deployment is part of our DNA!

Flexible Configuration

Ability to configure our platform to our customers' specific needs and industry.

Multi-Plant Visibility

Global visibility of production, accessible anywhere in the world with real-time analytics updates & comprehensive dashboards.

Track & Trace Genealogy

42Q provides the ultimate device history record solution, tracking all components, product changes, repairs and upgrades.
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