Our Story Begins in 1999

FROM DELIVERING SECURE CONNECTIVITY TO STEERING INDUSTRIES TOWARDS EFFICIENT PRODUCTION AND SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

Driven by his understanding that connectivity would fundamentally change the way machines operate, Spencer Cramer founded ei3 in 1999. His insight paved the way for unprecedented improvements in efficiency and sustainability, and he continues to lead this revolution in manufacturing today.
1999
ei3 History 1999 - secure connectivity

ei3 at the forefront of change

Spencer Cramer founds ei3 to capitalize on emerging broadband connectivity. It is this connectivity that enables electronic data exchange for industrial processes.

2002
ei3 History 2002 - secure connectivity

Pioneers Industry 4.0 and IIoT as we know it today

ei3 is granted a patent on remote service access, which is then licensed to Rockwell, Siemens, Bemis, Amcor, and others.
2005
ei3 History 2005 - secure connectivity

Establishes multi-tenant, “cloud based”, no-code, white-labelled service

Provides an easy, fast and risk-free start. Machine builders can add their brand logo and identity to offer our refined products with confidence and ease.  

ei3 History 2005 - secure connectivity

Energy Star Service Provider of Excellence Award

ei3 CEO, Spencer Cramer receiving the 2005 Energy Star Service Provider of Excellence award from US Secretary of Energy, Spencer Abraham for our work to integrate building data with Portfolio Manager.

2009

Expands product portfolio

Releases apps for productivity, quality and recipe, and energy management to offer comprehensive solutions to manufacturing.

2016
ei3 History 2013 - secure connectivity

Launches Software Design & Development Centre in Montreal, Canada

ei3 establishes this subsidiary to tap into the software engineering expertise and incredible creative energy of Quebec’s largest city.

Receives ‘Cool Vendor’ Award

Gartner honors ei3 for its IT Approved, OT Managed Technology.

2017
ei3 History 2017 - secure connectivity

Opens Data Science Center in Zurich, Switzerland

With this subsidiary, ei3 further expands its production portfolio with a data science-as-a-service offering and an app for lifecycle and predictive maintenance services.
2018

Becomes the first IIoT company in North America to achieve ISO 27001 certification

ei3 receives the certificate of compliance from DEKRA B.V., demonstrating its ongoing commitment to IoT cloud security

2021
ei3 History 2021 - secure connectivity

Launches ConnectedAI

With this launch, ei3 delivers the next revolution in operational efficiency, accelerating the pace and potential of innovation.