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4IR Solutions Named a Strategic Partner by Grantek

4IR Solutions Launches FactoryStack™ to Help Manufacturers Improve Operations with a curated Platform-as-a-Service

BETHLEHEM, PA (September 20, 2021) — 4IR Solutions has been named a Strategic Partner by Grantek, 4IR Solutions will focus on delivering Cloud technologies for Grantek’s clients. Grantek has strong relationships with partners across many industries, ensuring Grantek can provide customers with the best solution for their needs. This partnership will allow 4IR Solutions to offer Grantek customers access to FactoryStack™, a curated Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that uses best-in-class applications and a DevSecOps framework to deliver a secure, scalable, and fully managed solution platform for Industry 4.0. This partnership will also allow 4IR Solutions to help Grantek’s customers navigate the manufacturing sector’s changing regulatory and technological environment.

Grantek is a solution provider and system integrator solving problems for customers in Manufacturing IT, Manufacturing Automation, Industrial Safety and Industrial IT & Cybersecurity. Since 1980, Grantek has been enabling higher returns on investment for clients by creating better processes and solutions for them, including packaging solutions, control systems design, MES implementation, digitalization, electrical design, and more. With over 200 employees, Grantek has offices located in British Columbia, California, Illinois, Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Ontario, Quebec and India.

“Our unique combination of factory-floor know-how and modern, cloud-based architectures allows for same-day adoption of cloud technologies without needing to worry about loss of data or a degraded user experience if plant-level Internet connectivity goes down. We are excited to partner with Grantek to help solve an immediate need while also preparing customers for future success,” said James Burnand, CEO at 4IR Solutions. “4IR Solutions has been helping customers navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by the 4th Industrial Revolution.”

Through FactoryStack™, 4IR Solutions allows manufacturers to digitize their factories. FactoryStack™ is powered by Inductive Automation's Ignition®, a best-in-class industrial automation toolset that allows user to connect to PLCs, devices, web servers and more. FactoryStack™ utilizes edge-native architecture with local fallback control and has a mobile-friendly UI. With FactoryStack™, users can monitor their equipment from a mobile device, compare performance across multiple lines and facilities, and receive notifications for downtime or other critical alarms, all while benefiting from industry-leading security features.

“We’re very happy to name 4IR Solutions as a Strategic Partner,” said Ian Tooke, VP of Strategic Business Development at Grantek. “4IR Solutions' FactoryStack™ platform is exciting for us. We're looking forward to implementing it for many customers. 4IR Solutions’ core offerings also put them in a great position to help Grantek’s customers thrive during this time of manufacturing innovation brought on by the 4th Industrial Revolution.”

About Grantek
For over 40 years, top manufacturers in Food & Beverage, CPG and Life Sciences/Pharmaceuticals have called upon Grantek to solve their most complex business and manufacturing challenges. Grantek automates Pharmaceutical and Food & Beverage manufacturing operations, including integration with business systems for seamless solutions. Grantek helps customers meet the stringent requirements and challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Grantek is a system integrator and solution provider with a specialization in Smart Manufacturing solutions, Manufacturing Automation solutions, Industrial IT/Cybersecurity solutions and Manufacturing Consulting services. For more information,visit

About 4IR Solutions
4IR Solutions is the leading provider of cloud-based platform solutions for manufacturing to enable digitalization and embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution. 4IR Solutions products enable rapid adoption of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies by manufacturers, system integrators and OEMs, while minimizing their capital expenditures and, more importantly, reducing the amount of time it takes to realize the value from those solutions. For more information,visit

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