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MAC Solutions buys ProcessVue developer, Asgard Technologies

14 November, 2013

Redditch-based MAC Solutions has acquired Asgard Technologies, the developer of the ProcessVue suite of alarm management and printer replacement software. As part of the agreement, MAC Solutions is investing in a new software development centre in Chesterfield that will develop ProcessVue and other KPI reporting products for the automation and process management markets.

Andrew Swallow, who founded Asgard in 2007, will become a shareholder in MAC Solutions (which has been ProcessVue’s sole global distributor for several years) and has been appointed its director of software development.

“MAC Solutions has played a key role in the success of ProcessVue from the very start,” says Swallow. “We have forged a symbiotic relationship benefiting all our customers. It makes sense that we move the relationship forward to the next level by merging the two companies.”

He adds that he is “committed to making ProcessVue the de facto alarm management product.”

MAC Solutions’ MD, John Pritchard, says that the merger and the new investment will benefit ProcessVue customers. “MAC Solutions will continue to invest in the development of new software features and functionality, as well as improving technical support for the software,” he pledges.

One of ProcessVue's users is a major US-based natural gas distribution utility which uses the software to manage and report on process alarms

The ProcessVue suite of software provides prioritised information to plant operators, supervisors and managers, enabling them to make better informed decisions about their processes and plant safety. It can be used by itself or can bring together disparate systems onto a common platform.

Before setting up Asgard, Andrew Swallow created the IMAC suite of products and was co-founder and technical director of Industrial Control Software. He was with ICS for 20 years until its sale in 2007. 

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