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Siemens Vertical Glass and FeneTech plan collaboration for fully automated and digitalized glass processing

[KARLSRUHE, GERMANY, NOVEMBER 2019] Two partners, one goal: With its FeneVision ERP system, software specialist FeneTech would round out the Siemens automation and digitalization portfolio for the glass processing industry. That’s a good reason to collaborate; initial pilot applications are already in the planning stages.

[KLAIPEDA, LITHUANIA, October 2019] GLASSBEL, based in Klaipeda, Lithuania, has recently selected software specialist FeneTech, creator of FeneVision ERP software, as their new long-term software partner. FeneTech and UAB GLASSBEL finalized the agreement during a meeting in late October 2019 at GLASSBEL’s Klaipeda factory.


From left to right GLASSBEL CEO Prof. Dmitri Sobolevski, FeneTech Europe CEO Horst Mertes, GLASSBEL IT Director Saulius Banys, GLASSBEL, Executive Director Anna Rusetskaya, GLASSBEL CCO Valdas Virbalas

In response to their exponential growth, Aurora, Ohio software company FeneTech, Inc. has recently named Matt Buchanan to the newly created position of Director of Software Development. Additionally, according to FeneTech President & CEO Ron Crowl, the company has created a series of technical leads over which Buchanan will be responsible. A graduate of The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering, Buchanan joined FeneTech in 2003 as a software engineer. He became a Group Manager in 2011, helping turn customer business requirements into software deliverables. He’s responsible for leading the development of FeneVision’s CRM and RMA modules while implementing a variety of software performance initiatives and tooling that helped make upgrades to the software more efficient. Buchanan reflects on his time at FeneTech. “I truly feel I am here to serve the entire software team at FeneTech, not the other way around.” As a further reflection...

"Our vision is to eliminate islands of information by creating a common, open communication standard that all machinery and software providers utilize to share data." ERP systems provide direct digital communication, passing work instructions to machinery and providing the ability to go paperless on the shop floor.  To this end, companies rush to collect massive amounts of data and place it in the cloud with the mindset of, “once we get the data, we’ll figure out what to do with it.” This sounds like a recipe for failure. Instead, let’s first consider what the vision of a good Fourth Industrial Revolution manufacturing plant would look like for a window and door fabricator. Read more of FeneTech President & CEO Ron Crowl's article "The Digital Advantage" in last month's issue of Window & Door Magazine. ...

FeneTech's Matt Batcha recently contributed to a series of two articles by Bethany Stough from Window & Door Magazine. In them, he provided his perspective on today's workforce vis-à-vis the challenges of finding skilled labor and implementing new software solutions. The first of Stough's articles can be found at "Labor and Automation: How automation and technology make people less necessary, more important." Stough's follow-up article can be found at "Labor and Automation: Not a simple switch." ...

Customer input drives future development of the company’s software solution
FeneTech, Inc. will hold their annual conference June 10-12 with added sessions to further educate users about their FeneVision software’s latest enhancements. user conferenceThis is the 17th year for the annual conference which began in 2003 with 17 attendees representing 11 companies. Each year has seen the conference grow. Today, Manager of Administrative Services Samantha Hudeck expects between 110 and 120 users representing 50-55 window and door manufacturers and glass fabrication companies to attend the 2019 conference in addition to a number of industry vendors representing companies who do business in fenestration.

Door & Window Market Magazine's readers have once again chosen FeneVision ERP solution as 2018's best software choice for window and door manufacturers. DWM readers selected products from within 22 separate categories they felt were the most noteworthy and significant. You can read more about FeneVision's selection in the December / January issue of DWM Magazine....

[caption id="attachment_21851" align="alignleft" width="300"]Press Glass From left to right Press Glass CFO Cezary Ziółkowski and FeneTech Europe CEO Horst Mertes[/caption] Poland-based Press Glass SA has recently selected software specialist FeneTech—creator of FeneVision ERP software—as their new long-term software partner. The partnership will begin with the implementation of FeneVision ERP in Press Glass’ commercial glass plants in Poland followed by installation of the software in Press Glass’ new plant Press Glass, Inc., based in North Carolina, US. After successful implementation in these plants, FeneVision ERP will be introduced in all Press Glass’ plants including those in the UK.