ORTEC expands in Europe

February 4, 2008

ATLANTA, GA, – February 4, 2008 -The software company ORTEC, based in Atlanta, Georgia, which specializes in solutions for scheduling and optimization, is expanding in Europe. In recent weeks, ORTEC made headlines with the takeover of the software and consultancy companies INOVIA in France and Brightrivers in Switzerland, as well as a contract for representation in Poland and Ukraine.
INOVIA: focus on transport
ORTEC already had an office in Paris, but adding INOVIA’s people, technology and customers will not only strengthen ORTEC’s position in the French market, it will also extend ORTEC’s solution portfolio with sophisticated constraint based programming technology.
Existing INOVIA customers will benefit from ORTEC’s commitment to customer service, significant investments in R&D as well as a wide variety of ORTEC software solutions and professional services. ORTEC has an ambitious growth strategy for the French market and this acquisition fits perfectly in that strategy.
Brightrivers: focus on the process industry
The combination of consultancy by Brightrivers and optimization software and consultancy by ORTEC enables the company to offer the process industry a complete solution for strategic decision-making; for instance, for investments or the design of supply chain and manufacturing networks. In addition, support is offered for strategic decisions regarding the industrial structure, such as the design of best concepts for production and distribution, and the enhancement of the supply chain.
Established in 1997 and currently jointly headed by Olivier Serfaty and Frédéric Leroy, INOVIA is specialized in the market for resource optimization based on constraint programming. INOVIA developed the Advanced Solver(r) optimization engine, which uses AQL (Advanced Query Language), a simple, intuitive language that is able to translate any business constraint and information into data that can be treated by this engine. http://www.inovia.com/
About ORTEC Brightrivers
ORTEC Brightrivers highly experienced experts in both logistic and manufacturing areas works with in-house developed state-of-the-art decision making software that allows them to build detailed models of any industrial challenge, to solve any industrial complex multiple constraint problem, to conduct what-if scenarios and to find the optimal strategy of change. ORTEC Brightrivers has accumulated a customer base in global logistics and manufacturing, including Roche, Janssen-Cilag, Dupont, Invista, O-I, UCB-Pharma, Sygenta.
ORTEC is one of the largest providers of advanced planning and optimization software solutions and consulting services. Our solutions result in optimized fleet routing & dispatch, vehicle and pallet loading, workforce scheduling, delivery forecasting and network planning. ORTEC provides both best-of-breed, custom made and SAP(r) certified solutions, supported by strategic partnerships. ORTEC has over 800 customers worldwide, 600 employees and several offices in Europe and North America. 
Editor’s Note
For more information please contact Melissa Federspiel, Marketing & PR department, ORTEC, 678-392-3100, [email protected], www.ortec.com