We are 100% focused on helping organisations to achieve the digital transformation of manufacturing operations with our MES software, Shopfloor OnlineTM.
Lighthouse Systems' software enables the digital transformation of medium and large manufacturing organisations.
The company and its partners deliver MES solutions based on Shopfloor-Online to companies across the discrete, batch and process industries - in more than 50 countries.
Established in 1990, our HQ is in the UK with operations in Europe, the USA and Asia.
Lighthouse Systems was named a "Customers' Choice" in the 2020 Gartner Peer Insights: VOC for Manufacturing Execution Systems report. Find out more.
Shopfloor-Online™ software is:
Cost effective to run and support
Multi-lingual, powerful, practical, and scalable
Based on Microsoft standards to enable integration with your existing IT infrastructure and ERPs
Built with users in mind, to run on any platform and any device.
Our vision of MES is broad. Our solutions based on Shopfloor-Online™ encompass production operations, quality operations, inventory operations, and maintenance operations.
1990 - Lighthouse Systems established in the UK
The company originally developed Statistical Process Control software for quality management. 'SPC-Light' was the first SPC solution for Microsoft Windows and sold in over 40 countries, with more than 15,000 installations in six languages.
1992-1999 - Lighthouse Systems continues its development, selling SPC-Light through OEMs and resellers across Europe, Asia and the USA.
1999 - Launch of the first version of Shopfloor-Online, a real-time shop-floor data collection and reporting system focusing on quality, SPC and production information.
2000 - Lighthouse Systems opens its US office in Rochester NY.
2003 - Launch of the web-based version of Shopfloor-Online with much improved production information capabilities providing the power of a complete MES.
2006 - Lighthouse Systems opens its Singapore office to service Asia's expanding world-class manufacturing community.
2009 - Lighthouse Systems' first customers move Shopfloor-Online into the cloud.
2010 - More than 200 Shopfloor-Online deployments are live across 33 countries.
2012 - Lighthouse Systems achieves the Microsoft Gold competency award and holds its first Shopfloor-Online User Group seminar.
2013 – Lighthouse Systems Ltd gains ISO 9001:2008 Certification for its software development operations. Launch of LZ-Lifescience, a joint-venture with Zenith Technologies to bring Shopfloor-Online to the pharmaceutical and life science markets. Lighthouse Systems opens its Paris office to service and develop the French customer base.
2014 - Lighthouse Systems increases customer reach in the Nordic Countries.
2016 - Lighthouse Systems achieves certification transition to ISO 9001:2015.
2017 - Release of Shopfloor-Online version 7, a faster, more configurable MES software, with enhanced analytics, working across all platform and devices to support Smart Manufacturing.