BURLINGTON, ON–(Marketwired – Jun 27, 2017) – Memex Inc. (“MEMEX”) (TSX VENTURE: OEE) announced today that in the past six weeks (ending June 21, 2017) it has received more than $380 thousand of purchase orders. These are an aggregate of net-new orders and follow-on orders from existing customers.
“We believe these stronger recent results are an indication that the U.S. manufacturing technology market is beginning to strengthen, and that MEMEX’s efforts to revitalize its sales process and strategy are proving effective,” said MEMEX president and CEO David McPhail. “Existing customers are seeing significant improvements in the operating efficiency of the machines already connected in real time to the corporate network via MERLIN. These customers are now extending those benefits to the rest of their equipment to maximize both productivity and profits.”
Beyond existing customers expanding their deployments with MERLIN, new customers are also recognizing MEMEX as the vendor of choice with proven solutions that work on industry standards to help them remotely manage and monitor their equipment in real time and gain a better perspective of exactly what is happening on their shop floors.
“We are starting not only to see a recovery in US manufacturing spending, but we also feel more confident in the recent changes at MEMEX, including hiring a new U.S.-based vice president of sales, allowing a key executive to focus on business development and marketing, and reinvigorating the sales force,” said Mr. McPhail. “I believe the recent net-new orders are just the beginning. MEMEX has been working diligently to secure more sales and bring on additional new customers.”
MEMEX was founded with a vision to improve the way automated machinery and production equipment work and connect on the factory floor. Since then, MEMEX has proved itself a pioneer in IIoT time and again. The company is committed to its mission of “successfully transforming factories of today into factories of the future,” and envisions converting every machine into a node on the corporate network, creating visibility from shop-floor-to-top-floor. MEMEX is the developer of MERLIN, an award-winning IIoT technology platform that delivers tangible increases in manufacturing productivity in Real Time. MEMEX’s software and hardware IIoT solutions enable customers to achieve tangible IIoT-centric business outcomes. The MERLIN software suite and connectivity products have enabled manufacturers to achieve upwards of a 50% increase in productivity and a 20%-plus increase in profits, on average. Additionally, customers have secured payback in less than four months, which equates to an Internal Rate of Return greater than 300%.
REQUIRED CAUTIONARY STATEMENTS REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION
Certain statements contained in this news release, including statements related to MEMEX’s belief that the recent net-new orders are just the beginning and that MEMEX has been working diligently to secure more sales and bring on additional new customers, constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. MEMEX believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and should not be unduly relied upon. In particular, no assurance can be given that the current trend in net-new orders will continue or that MEMEX will secure more sales or bring on additional customers. Information on additional risks related to MEMEX’s business is included in our management’s discussion and analysis of our financial results for the year ended September 30, 2016 which may be accessed through the SEDAR website (www.sedar.com). The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. These forward-looking statements and information speak only as of the date of this news release. MEMEX does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable securities laws.
For investor inquiries please contact:
|Rashi Rathore, Marketing Manager
Phone: 905-635-3040 ext. 103
|David McPhail, President & CEO
Sean Peasgood, Investor Relations