Food & Bakery


Bothell, WA

Features: Accounting - CAD2BOM Engineering - Project Management

After two unsuccessful ERP installs, Hinds-Bock needed to find a flexible, all-in-one solution for its complex ETO business platform.

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Jennifer Hinds
Systems Manager
About the Company

The company


A family-run business founded in 1962 as Philip Bock Corp., Hinds-Bock is a pioneer in air-powered piston filler technology.


Food and cosmetics equipment manufacturing, including both custom equipment for custom production lines and a standard catalog of parts and equipment.

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“ When we signed the contract, we went live 3 months to the day.”

Jennifer Hinds Systems Manager
The Challenge

The challenge

Hinds-Bock is dedicated to meeting the needs of food production, bakery, cosmetics, and specialty chemical companies and manufacturing high-quality piston and servo depositing/filling equipment and systems. The company believes in maintaining the quality of its product by controlling all aspects of production.

“One of the things my father told me is that you gotta be careful because if you start relying on other people to manufacture for you, you lose the control and quality you have,” said Gary Hinds, President of Hinds-Bock Corporation. “So if you’re going to be a manufacturer, manufacture. And that stuck with me.”

When it came to an ERP system, the mid-sized manufacturer was looking for a system that would give them control and understanding over every aspect of production, that way they could ensure their high-level of quality. They were specifically looking for an ERP tailored for engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturing.

Top requirements


SolidWorks integration

To get a running start on engineer-to-order manufacturing

Sync office functions with shop floor

To get a better handle on inventory and billing

Quick, but thorough implementation

To ensure a quick ROI and no interruptions to production

The solution

The solution

After vetting major ERP systems, conducting key-user interviews, and checking multiple references, Hinds-Bock chose Genius ERP as the best fit as both a partner and as the right solution for long-term success.

Hinds-Bock realized immediate benefits at launch, including a flying start on their newest orders as they went seamlessly from design to production with CAD2BOM. Genius Accounting began handling complex prepayments with ease, and the company connected accounting data with the manufacturing side of operations. “Genius takes a lot of the guesswork out of the numbers,” said Larry Riley, CFO at Hinds-Bock Corporation.

‍Another big win for Hinds-Bock is the ability to better manage its order and production processes. The company can now view all information associated to one job and track progress efficiently.

“We see an opportunity to grow as a leader,” explained Gary. “An ERP system is critical to achieve this goal, which is why we chose Genius. It’s going to be the base of our growth for the next 5 to 10 years, and we can see great things coming from it.”

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Key Features

Key features

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Key features

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CAD2BOM Engineering

Having the BOM flow seamlessly into Genius ERP gives Hinds-Bock a running start on production

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Handles complex prepayments with ease, and connects accounting data with the manufacturing side of operations

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Project Management

Accurate costing, from material to labor overhead—paired with inventory tracking—makes forecasting easy

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