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[AURORA, OH, March 19, 2020] FeneTech has made the difficult decision to cancel their annual user conferences scheduled for June 1-3 in Aurora, Ohio, and June 9-10 in Vienna Austria.

“Nothing is more important to us than the well-being of our customers and employees around the world,” affirmed FeneTech Inc. President & CEO Ron Crowl. “FeneTech’s annual conferences are our chance to share with our users the exciting enhancements we’ve made in our ERP software during the past year, and it’s our users’ opportunity to share with us their future needs. Over the next few weeks, instead of planning for our usual face-to-face gathering, we’ll be focusing on how we can best share these enhancements with our customers in a virtual environment.”

Since 2002, FeneTech has hosted its user conference each June in Cleveland, Ohio, and since 2016 in destination cities in Europe. Over the years, the conference has evolved from a gathering of 12 attendees to more than 200 FeneVision users attending over 60 sessions at last year’s events.

“As we explore how we’ll share with you the latest software enhancements and collect data and information that will help shape our development plans in the coming year, we want to thank you for trusting in us to continue supporting you during this unprecedented time,” said Horst Mertes, CEO FeneTech Europe. “This is a new frontier for all of us, but we’re confident that our decision to cancel these conferences is in the best interest of all FeneTech stakeholders.”

FeneTech employees will continue their mission “… to provide the best products, service and support to each and every customer—every single day.”

[THESSALONIKI, GREECE, NOVEMBER 2019] GLASS SA, based in Thessaloniki, has recently selected software specialist FeneTech as their long-term software partner and will implement the fully integrated FeneVision ERP software solution. The agreement was closed during a joint meeting at one of their factories in late November 2019.

From left to right: Horst Mertes (CEO FeneTech Europe SARL) and Lena Garifallou (President & CEO iGLASS SA)
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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.

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[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
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"FeneVision supports the way we do business." Laura Doerger-Roberts
President, Vinylmax Windows

“The biggest benefit with FeneVision is that we can configure it to fit exactly what we do.”

Laura Doerger-Roberts, president of Vinylmax Windows, is an awe-inspiring presence in the window and door industry—a direct result of her and her family’s indomitable work ethic and their shared passion for the company’s mission—Prioritize the Customer Experience. Make exceptional windows. Do the right things. (more…)

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.

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“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. (more…)