eProductivity Software (ePS) has entered into a partnership with Sun Automation Group, aimed at streamlining processes, increasing efficiency and maximising profitability in North America.

Sun Automation is a provider of corrugated converting technology with a global customer base. ePS is similarly global in its outlook as a provider of industry-specific business and production software technology.

Specifically targeted at the North American region, this collaboration plays an important part in ePS’s expansion strategy for its flagship CorrSuite (formerly known as CTI) – a suite of end-to-end ERP and MES systems – and Escada, its closed-loop corrugator control system. The partnership will help corrugated box manufacturers be more efficient and productive, by combining ePS’s manufacturing execution software with Sun Automation’s equipment innovation and maintenance software technology. Customers can anticipate a holistic approach that fosters revenue growth while optimising operating and production processes, it is claimed.

Aleks Zlatic, general manager of packaging ERP and MES at ePS, said, ‘In today’s dynamic box-making environment, challenges such as fluctuating demand and continued scarcity of skilled labour, converters need to exceed product quality demands while staying competitive. The only way to do that is with the latest technology in AI-based scheduling, total shop floor visibility and breakdown prediction. This partnership underscores our commitment to enabling our mutual customers to achieve new heights of success in an ever-evolving industry.’

Greg Jones, executive vice president at Sun Automation Group, said, ‘Together, we are poised to drive innovation, efficiency and growth for corrugated businesses across North America.’

For the digital label market, ePS is working closely with HP for integration of their respective ecosystems to create full traceability. This will be explored during a webinar on 5 September, which is free to attend and you can register for here.