Tulip’s Manufacturing App Platform has allowed manufacturers to transform their operations with interactive Manufacturing Apps, device integrations, and powerful analytics. Now, with Factory Kit, you can get started with Tulip Manufacturing Apps on your own, within hours of receiving your Factory Kit box.
Hannover Messe is the world’s leading trade show for Industrial technology. This year, we have great things planned!
The Aerodef Manufacturing Show is coming up on March 26th-29th in Long Beach, CA. The event is the leading exposition and technical conference for the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry, showcasing the industry’s most advanced technologies and featuring keynote speakers that are leading the industry.
Today is International Women’s Day, a great occasion to celebrate women’s contributions to manufacturing, but also to take a step back and measure how our industry fares on gender equality. According to Deloitte, even though women totaled about 47 percent of the US labor force in 2016, they are only 29 percent of the manufacturing workforce. The good news is that things seem to be improving. For example, the number of women that would encourage their daughter or female family member to pursue a career in manufacturing increased 18% between 2015 and 2017 to 42%. However, at Tulip we believe that there is always room for improvement.
Spencer Wright runs “The Prepared” one of the best resources for Manufacturing professionals out there, “a newsletter, podcast and network for people working on real problems in the physical world” (if you haven’t subscribed already, I highly suggest you do!). He is a mechanical designer, product engineer and self-described “guy-who-makes-stuff” with a career that has spanned product development, project management, strategy, and manufacturing/operations. He works on highly specialized CAD software at nTopology, is the founder of The Public Radio and an avid Tulip customer and enthusiast.
Our engineering and design team launches new features every month that improve Tulip. This post is our selection of some of the best new features our team of engineers launched this past month.
What a year 2017 was for Tulip! We’ve grown our customer base, expanded our product, launched a new website, won many awards, got funding and grew our team. As we prepare to enter 2018, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate some of our most significant milestones of 2017. In the past year:
We added some of the biggest names in manufacturing to our customer base
We would be nothing without our customers, and as 2017 comes to an end, we’re honored to have added some of the biggest names in manufacturing to our customer list. From Fortune 100 companies to leading global apparel manufacturers to Pharma to boat manufacturers, we now have clients across ten different countries, and over 13 industries. They have developed hundreds of Manufacturing Apps and are using them on a daily basis to run their operations more efficiently. As we step into 2018, we’re excited to see our customers continue thriving and growing with Tulip.
We grew our product into a powerful Self-Serve App Platform
Our customer growth wouldn’t have been possible without the numerous new features we’ve added to our product. In 2017 we expanded our Triggers functionality and upgraded our App Editor, both of which empower our users to build Manufacturing Apps without having to learn how to code. We launched a new Analytics Builder, which makes it easy for our users to create reports and dashboards on demand. We successfully deployed our On-Premise solution as well as our Machine Monitoring functionality, which lets you connect your machines to your Tulip Apps (we support OPC/UA, MTConnect, Modbus, Fanuc and other protocols). Our supported device library keeps growing; we launched our Knowledge Base and a new website. We’ve had a busy 2017, but the best is still to come — 2018 has some significant product launches lined up!
We were recognized as industry leaders
The only opinion that matters to us is our customers’. However, this year we’ve also been fortunate to get praises from the leading Industry Analysts who have recognized our leadership in the Self-Serve Manufacturing Apps movement we’ve created. Gartner selected us as Cool Vendor, IDC named us 2017 Innovators, and Frost and Sullivan chose us as their Entrepreneurial Company of the Year. Furthermore, we were invited to speak at numerous conferences such as AME, the MIT Innovations in Management Conference and the Exponential Manufacturing conference. Lastly, we got some fantastic press coverage from leading publications such as the Wall Street Journal and The Boston Globe.
We grew our team and raised $13M
This year we raised our Series A round of funding from top-tier VCs such as NEA and Pitango. We opened our offices in Europe, expanded to ten countries and grew our team. We have a fantastic group of very talented Tulipians working hard to transform manufacturing, and we expect to grow even more in 2018. If you want to be part of our revolution, get in touch.
Thank you all for an incredible 2017 — Here’s looking forward to a fabulous 2018!