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Client Success Story

Horizon Scientific, Inc.

Learn how Synesis helped a manufacturer meet FDA requirements needed to produce a new line of medical refrigeration equipment.

Horizon Scientific Manufacturing

Horizon Scientific, Inc. 

Horizon Scientific, Inc. (Horizon) needed a sophisticated, reliable Quality Management System (QMS) that utilized their existing Office 365 applications and would help them meet FDA requirements needed to manufacturer a new product line of medical refrigeration equipment. 

Synesis accepted the challenge and implemented a reliable and configurable QMS Document Control/Training solution.



Critical Cold Storage Equipment Manufacturer



Enhanced product quality, efficient document and training processes, centralized QMS

“Everyone [at Synesis] was easy to work with, and went above and beyond to provide us the system we requested.”

– Anu Waarna, Quality Manager

01. About Horizon Scientific

Founded in 1994, Horizon Scientific, a Standex International Company, is known as a leader in the North American medical, pharmaceutical, and laboratory refrigeration industries. Located in Summerville, Horizon was praised by South Carolina Governor, Henry McMaster during the pandemic because of their ability to expand operations to manufacture ultra-cold freezers necessary to store Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.

02. About Synesis

Synesis International has been a trusted partner and business systems’ implementation advisor for manufacturing, distribution, and services industries going on thirty years. Located in Greenville, South Carolina, we support a range of customers located in the Southeast, across the USA and internationally.

03. The Challenge

Horizon needed a sophisticated, reliable Quality Management System (QMS) that utilized their existing Office 365 applications. Given FDA requirements, QMS implementation would be necessary in order to manufacture their new line of medical refrigeration equipment.

04. The Solution

Synesis focused on configuring a sophisticated, trusted, QMS Document Control / Training solution based on Horizon’s specific medical-device equipment needs.  Synesis also implemented NCR/CAPA functionality.

05. Why Synesis

Synesis’ medical device expertise and ability to configure in weeks rather than months, made Synesis an easy choice.  Cost-effective and easy to maintain, Synesis also offered the only solution that leveraged Microsoft’s SharePoint, a business application well-perceived by Horizon. This, along with Office 365 integration. drastically cut down valuable learning-curve time.

06. The Payoff

Synesis implemented a trusted, configurable QMS Document Control solution that helped Horizon meet necessary FDA requirements, crucial for manufacturing a new line of medical refrigeration equipment. Information can now be distributed/searched easily throughout Horizon and managers can ensure that documentation training is accurate and complete.

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