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SynQuest acquires MESAi; Expands integration services.

NORCROSS, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 27, 1996--SynQuest, Inc. today announced it has acquired MESAi, a York, Pa.-based systems integration firm that specializes in manufacturing and logistics software environments.

The MESAi group will form a new SynQuest Engineered Automation Department, providing customers with innovative integration services that support SynQuest supply chain initiatives from distribution to factory automation.

Under the terms of the agreement, Peter Cross, Jeff Haley and Ty Getz, managing partners at MESAi, and all other MESAi employees become SynQuest employees. Cross will be director of engineered automation services, reporting to Frederick Brown, vice president of field services at SynQuest.

"MESAi has vast experience with the integration of factory automation systems to SynQuest software, as well as to legacy manufacturing systems," said Joseph Trino, president and chief executive officer at SynQuest. "The MESAi team will make up the core of our new Engineered Automation group, enabling SynQuest to help our customers implement complete solutions quickly and cost-effectively, and expand revenue opportunities in integration services."

MESAi expertise includes analysis of current information flow in manufacturing environments, generation of alternatives and costs, risk and benefit analysis, and the design, configuration, integration, testing and validation of manufacturing solutions. The group brings to SynQuest a broad background in diverse fields, ranging from mechanical, electrical and industrial engineering to the management of large integration projects, plant modernization, tooling, engineering, maintenance and information systems departments in many industry segments.

About SynQuest

SynQuest Inc. (www.synquest.com), headquartered in Norcross, Ga., develops and markets software that provides supply chain synchronization across a network of plants, suppliers and customers. With a proven implementation methodology, professional services and best-of-breed alliances, SynQuest software helps companies worldwide gain time-based competitive advantage by achieving faster order fulfillment cycle times, lower work-in-process and finished goods inventories, and higher on-time delivery rates.

For more information, call (800) 844-3228, ext. 118.

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SynQuest is a trademark of SynQuest Inc., Norcross, Ga.

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SynQuest, Inc. Copithorne & Bellows

(770) 447-8667, Ext. 118 (617) 450-4300
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