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Plex Partnership Boosts Financial-Planning and Reporting Capabilities

Friday, August 3, 2012
Adaptive Planning, Mountain View, CA, a provider of cloud-based corporate-performance management (CPM) systems, is partnering with cloud-based manufacturing-ERP-system provider Plex Systems, Auburn Hills, MI, to enhance their customers’ budgeting, forecasting and reporting capabilities. Integration between the systems will be seamless, company representatives say, through use of the PlexSystems Connector.  Adaptive Planning’s CPM platform allows finance and management teams to work together to plan, monitor report on and analyze financial and operational performance; Plex is online at

Non-Oil Stamping Lube Earns Nissan Approval

Friday, August 3, 2012
Chemetall Metalworking Group, New Providence, NJ, announced that its Gardolube VP 10300/2 fully synthetic stamping lubricant has earned approval for use by Nissan North America stamping facilities and affiliates. The lubricant, approved for use on all automotive components processed through paint and E-coat lines, is formulated to work on ferrous and nonferrous materials, as-is or diluted with water. Learn more at

Yaskawa, Motoman Expanding in Brazil

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
A new 100,000-sq.-ft. facility near Sao Paulo, Brazil, will soon be the home to Motoman Rototica do Brasil and Yaskawa Electrico do Brasil Ltd., divisions of Yaskawa America, Inc., headquartered in Waukegan, IL. The two divisions, which manufacture AC drives, motion-control products and industrial robots, will operate out of 56,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space and 38,000 sq. ft. of office space; another 6000 sq. ft. will be dedicated to training. Some 150 employees will be located on the new campus. More at and


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