Hewlett-Packard and Cincom Systems have joined forces to target the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) market, expected to be worth nearly £50bn by 2001.
Most MRO is carried out by manufacturers of highly engineered products, such as aerospace and defence companies.
However, the allied companies expect demand to develop from sectors such as industrial equipment manufacturers and third-party suppliers to original equipment manufacturers.
Many firms operating in the remanufacture market find they need improved inventory management and shopfloor control, targets which are achievable through increased use of information technology.
The combination of Cincom software running on HP platforms is being offered as a solution which can save time and cut costs.