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Kepware Shows Strong 2012 Growth in Industrial Automation Markets

Kepware Shows Strong 2012 Growth in Industrial Automation Markets

Solid Industry Partnerships and Expansion into New Vertical and International Markets Boost Revenue

Portland, ME

1/30/2013 8:00 AM

Kepware Technologies, a software development company focused on communications for automation, today announced its strong 2012 growth in the industrial automation markets, including Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Power Distribution, and other automation industries that depend on reliable, real-time and historical data to optimize operations and improve reporting.

Kepware realized an increase of 20 percent year over year growth in the Oil and Gas industry in 2012. This growth is attributed to marketing and business development efforts surrounding new, industry-specific communications solutions for the upstream, midstream, and downstream markets. These new solutions from Kepware include Electronic Flow Measurement (EFM) capabilities—including drivers for ABB TotalFlow devices, Fisher ROC and ROC Plus, Enron Modbus, and OMNI Flow Computers. In addition, new EFM exporters were created for Flow-Cal, PGAS, and user-configurable CSV files. The company also delivered WITS Level 0 drivers for the drilling automation industry, as well as new COM port offerings to enhance sharing ability for serial-based drivers.

Kepware strengthened its international commitments across Brazil, Italy, Spain and Southeast Asia, by establishing new preferred distributor partnerships with Exata Sistemas de Automação, EFA Automazione, Logitek, and Allied Solutions, respectively. Plans for 2013 international growth are focused on China, Japan, Australia, and Germany. To meet these goals, Kepware is adding additional international resources and offering a hands-on training program in regions such as Asia and Europe.

"This has been a great year for Kepware. We've seen impressive growth in new vertical and international markets in 2012, and we have a strong plan in place for leveraging this momentum in 2013," said Brett Austin, Kepware's CFO/COO. "We are creating a culture at Kepware that invests in the talents and professional growth of our employees. In 2013, we will continue to add new resources to our team, and have already begun an expansion of our Portland, Maine headquarters. We strive to be a great place to work, and a great company to do business with."

The company's achievements throughout 2012 were underscored by accolades, naming Kepware to the "2012 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 with a five-year, 155 percent growth and also naming it as one of the "Best Places to Work" in Maine by the Maine State Council of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). Kepware also received numerous product awards including the 2012 Engineer's Choice Award and the First Team Supplier in Automation World's 2012 Leadership in Automation.

Kepware will announce a new product release for the Power Distribution industry, and a new tag-level security offering for OPC UA, as well as other new products and features in 2013. The Kepware product roadmap—available online—provides additional details.

For more information about Kepware's solutions, please visit www.kepware.com or contact a Kepware Technologies representative at (207) 775-1660 or sales@kepware.com.

About Kepware, Inc.
Kepware Technologies is a private software development company headquartered in Portland, Maine. Kepware provides a portfolio of software solutions to help businesses connect diverse automation devices and software applications. From plant floor to wellsite to windfarm, Kepware serves a wide range of customers in a variety of vertical markets including Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Building Automation, Power & Utilities, and more. Established in 1995 and now distributed in more than 100 countries, Kepware's software solutions help thousands of businesses improve operations and decision making. Learn more at www.kepware.com.

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