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ZT Opens Fourth US Office and Launches New E-learning Solution

Posted on April 8, 2013 by Helena Graham

Cork Company Zenith Technologies today (28/10/10) announced the opening of its 4th US office on the West Coast of America and launched its new advanced e-learning solution to the U.S. market.
The announcements were made during a visit to the company’s office in Framingham, Massachusetts yesterday by the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, Mr. Batt O’Keeffe T.D. The visit was organised by Enterprise Ireland, which has actively supported Zenith in its expansions in the US and other international markets.
Zenith is a global leader in automation, process control and manufacturing execution systems (MES) to the life sciences and other industries. Three of the world’s top ten pharmaceutical companies are already using Zenith’s e-learning solution at manufacturing sites in the U.S. and Europe.
Since 2006, Zenith’s presence in the U.S. market has grown steadily. The new offices in the West Coast will add to their existing offices in Framingham MA, Philadelphia and North Carolina.
Speaking at the event, Minister O’Keeffe described Zenith as a ‘pioneering indigenous high-tech firm that has placed innovation at the heart of its business model’.

”I was delighted to have the opportunity on my US jobs mission to visit Zenith and attend the launch of the firm’s new advanced e-learning solution. As a Cork-based Minister, I am very familiar with Zenith’s plant in Ringaskiddy and I am delighted that it continues to expand and create jobs. Zenith’s continued growth in the competitive US life sciences market attests strongly to the firm’s world-class workforce, product quality and customer service.”
Zenith’s new E-learning solution is highly customised for specific manufacturing environments and is designed to train technical personnel at operations facilities in any global location. The intuitive and interactive instruction model is optimised to deliver customised, accessible technical training for immediate practical application at a lower cost. The solution marks a major shift from generic online training approaches. It gives facility managers a powerful new training tool to maximise production and personnel efficiencies while reducing manufacturing risks that could adversely affect quality and yields.

Brendan O’Regan, Zenith’s Founder and CEO said:
“Customers regard our e-learning solution as a significant advancement in facility operations training and a practical way for employees to consistently operate at peak skill levels. In particular, they’re impressed by the model’s flexibility, relevance and ease of use, along with its compelling cost advantages.
“Unlike conventional e-learning solutions, all interactions with our training system are captured and scored using our SCORM-compliant embedded learning management system. This feature enables customers to better manage and demonstrate compliance in their training efforts. And it means that for the first time, they have a robust method to benchmark training effectiveness which enables informed decisions on which employees to deploy where in mission-critical facilities.”

“We’re pleased to be rolling out our e-learning offering in the U.S. Many of the country’s life sciences giants are already relying on Zenith’s expertise to maximize efficiencies at their European facilities. It makes good business sense to provide our full complement of services to their U.S. facilities. Our recently opened Framingham office and our new location on the West Coast place us in a thriving concentration of life sciences companies. We’re already ramping up quickly in both regions.”

Early feedback confirms that the customised solution far out-ranks competitive online training models for efficiency, relevance and value. Whether it’s to acquire special competence on a new process or to refresh skills on older equipment, Zenith’s solution enables onsite training at any time – a particular advantage during slow periods, or when equipment is down for maintenance and repair. In addition, the training develops the individual’s troubleshooting ability and skills which can increase production uptime and minimize safety risks.

Zenith’s new e-learning solution rounds out Zenith’s comprehensive portfolio of services. Since 1998, the company and its team of 300-plus have worked closely with customers at “Greenfield” and “Brownfield” sites worldwide. Here, they design and implement process automation solutions that are optimized for customer-specific manufacturing environments. Now, the architects of the MES systems are extending their expertise beyond the production lines and into virtual classrooms, empowering facilities personnel with state-of-the-art technical training to improve performance.

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About Zenith Technologies

Zenith Technologies is a leading global supplier of automation services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and other manufacturing industries, where automation and validation are intrinsic requirements in the manufacturing process. With core expertise in production control and plant management the company has a wide range of capabilities in multi-platform process control, automation and manufacturing execution systems (MES) that enables it to provide customers with the point solutions or full turnkey systems required for their specific needs. Zenith Technologies is focused on improving the competitiveness of our customers’ enterprises by providing high-value-added automation solutions.

For further information about Zenith Technologies and its products, please visit www.zenithtechnologies.com.
Company Contact
Jim Lehane
Regional Director, U.S.A
Tel: 00353 87 237 9734
US Cell: 001 610 551 3554
Email: jim.lehane@zenithtechnologies.com

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