Unifi-cation

Camstar acquires Unifi Technology Group

Campbell, CA  June 27, 2001  Camstar, a provider of collaborative manufacturing execution (CME) solutions, today announced that it has acquired the supply chain consulting and services practice of Unifi Technology Group, a consultancy and systems integrator for the manufacturing industry, and formed Camstar Solutions Group. The acquisition aims to expand Camstar's footprint in collaborative manufacturing sector and strengthen its ability to offer complete solutions across multi-plant manufacturing enterprises.

As a result of the acquisition, Unifi Technology's supply chain consulting and services practice is now a new business unit of Camstar, called Camstar Solutions Group. The new unit will continue to operate from the former Unifi Technology offices in Charlotte, N.C. The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

"We rely on third-party systems integrators to deploy our InSite product around the world," said Dave Cone, president and CEO of Camstar. "This acquisition allows us to provide our third party integrators with best-practices tools, templates and methodologies developed by Unifi Technology, and now offered through Camstar Solutions Group. Our independent systems integrators will use these valuable resources to accelerate deployments, increase installation efficiencies and maximize the return on investment [ROI] for more customers.

"Market leaders like Agilent, Amkor, Corning, IBM, JDS Uniphase, Nortel Networks and Tellabs continue to select InSite because it is the only solution that meets the demanding requirements of enterprise-wide manufacturing," added Cone.

"Global manufacturers, particularly those seeking to realize greater collaboration in their manufacturing enterprises, have begun to carefully scrutinize potential information technology solutions and prioritize project investments based upon the ability to rapidly deploy and quickly deliver value and ROI," said Greg Gorbach, director of e-manufacturing for ARC Advisory Group. "The formation of Camstar Solutions Group, and the productization of its reusable tools, templates and methodologies, gives Camstar the ability to quickly deliver solutions that allow manufacturers to integrate collaborative manufacturing solutions with the rest of their enterprise system architecture."

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