By acquiring the Preactor Group headquartered in Chippenham in the UK, Siemens further expand its international lead in the industry software market. Preactor’s APS software solutions will add significant new components to the Siemens Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) portfolio. Preactor has been developing software solutions for efficient automated production planning processes for over 20 years. Once the deal is complete, the UK-based company will be assigned to the Siemens Industry Automation Division. The relevant agreement was signed today. The purchase price will not be disclosed. The Preactor Group was founded in 1992, and currently employs a workforce of 70. Alongside its base in the UK, the company is also represented in North America, India, France, Spain and China. Preactor’s APS planning software has been installed by over 4500 small, medium and large multinational companies in 75 countries, and is used to drive down production costs, boost productivity and improve adherence to delivery deadlines.