Exal, the Global Leader in Premium Aluminum Packaging, Chooses Shopfloor-Online MES Software from Lighthouse Systems

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Exal chooses a manufacturing execution system from Lighthouse Systems for their North American operations in Youngstown, Ohio.

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Lighthouse Systems has been an integral partner to Exal for over fifteen years, and we are excited to further develop our strategic partnership with their team.

Lighthouse Systems is pleased to announce that it was chosen by Exal, the global leader in premium aluminum packaging, to develop and implement a manufacturing execution system (MES) for the Company’s North American manufacturing operations in Youngstown, Ohio.

Exal has utilized Lighthouse Systems’ SPC software since 1996, realizing improvements in their quality performance during such time. “Our continued partnership with Lighthouse Systems provides an unprecedented opportunity for us to continue to achieve excellence through the delivery of industry-leading value to our customers by aligning our most important resource, our people, with industry-leading processes and technology. Lighthouse Systems has been an integral partner to Exal for over fifteen years, and we are excited to further develop our strategic partnership with their team,” said Stephen Carchedi, Continuous Improvement Manager and Project Manager at Exal.

“Shopfloor-Online is a modular software which lets customers expand the scope of functionality as their needs evolve. We are very pleased to see Exal joining our group customers who have taken advantage of that flexibility," said Joe Russotti, US Business Manager at Lighthouse Systems.

About Lighthouse Systems:
Lighthouse Systems, a global vendor of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) software, enables Smart Manufacturing through the digitisation of manufacturing processes and operations. With functionalities across production, quality, inventory/logistics and maintenance, Lighthouse’s MES Shopfloor-Online software removes traditional organisational silos to optimise business processes. Creating an uninterrupted thread of real-time critical data throughout manufacturing operations, the MES empowers organisations, from plant operatives to executives, to drive improvement in efficiency, output, compliance and customer satisfaction.

Shopfloor-Online is modular with out-of-the-box functionalities giving organisations the flexibility of a step-by-step approach to digitisation. Web-based, the software solution is particularly suited to multi-site rollout and is available in a range of hosting options: on-premise, corporate data centre or in the cloud.

Shopfloor-Online is available in 15 languages and deployed in over 50 countries.

Industries served: packaging, food and beverages, automotive (OEM and Tier 1 – Tier 2), and also aerospace, building and construction, electronics, pharma/life science, sustainable energy.

Lighthouse Systems is headquartered in the UK.

Visit http://www.lighthousesystems.com for more information.

About Exal Corporation:

As the world's largest manufacturer of impact extruded aluminum containers, our premium aluminum packaging is building brands and driving sales across markets including beverage, beauty and personal care, home care, pharmaceutical, and food.

Exal Corporation was founded in Youngstown, Ohio, in 1993 with a goal to bring state-of-the-art impact extruded aluminum container manufacturing to North America. We've grown from a small start-up, to an industry leader with a global presence, with facilities in Argentina, Brazil, and the US.

Exal has a decades-long history of breakthrough innovation in sustainable aluminum packaging. From our aluminum beverage bottles to our full body shaped aerosol cans, with impressive graphics and inks, Exal has been a driving force behind some of the industry's biggest successes. Our people are experts in packaging design, producing unparalleled products that stand out on the shelf and deliver distinctive consumption experiences.

Visit http://www.exal.com for more information.

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