SafetyChain Software, a San Rafael, Calif.-based provider of food safety and quality assurance management solutions, acquired Vigilistics, Inc., a provider of quality, profitability and sustainability solutions for food and beverage manufacturers.

Vigilistics' manufacturing solutions are an ideal complement to SafetyChain's food safety and quality management solutions. While each company's focus has been on different aspects of the food and beverage industry's operations, both companies' solutions help companies increase operational visibility and optimize performance.

The Vigilistics acquisition will add three key capabilities to the SafetyChain solution suite:

  • Equipment data integration -- patented technology for capturing data from PLCs will allow customers to have equipment data integrated into the SafetyChain system.
  • Data visualization -- expertise and solutions for robust data visualization will give greater insight and analysis of large volumes of data.
  • Expanded functionality -- deepens SafetyChain's core food safety capabilities and expands functionality for receiving, material loss, inspections and sanitization.

"We have been very impressed with the Vigilistics' solutions and the proven, quick-win ROI for their customers, which include many leading, recognizable brands,” says Barry Maxon, president of SafetyChain. “SafetyChain's acquisition of Vigilistics provides another level of depth and breadth to our food safety and quality management solutions. Customers want better ways to unlock data. With Vigilistics, our customers will gain greater visibility into their operations, and help them further mitigate risks and lower the cost of quality. We are excited to grow and extend the value of Vigilistics' solutions in the marketplace, and leverage its technologies within our current solution suite."

"Vigilistics is excited to join SafetyChain with their deep expertise and commitment in helping the food industry more effectively manage food safety and quality operations," adds Mike Stephens, chief executive officer of Vigilistics, Aliso Viejo, Calif. "Vigilistics provides the perfect complement to SafetyChain's comprehensive food safety and management solutions, as our solutions are fast to implement, deliver increased operational visibility, robust analytics and hard-dollar ROI."