About a dozen companies joined Rockwell Automation’s PartnerNetwork Program in May, expanding the program to include companies which Rockwell says will help customers maximize their automation investments.

Rockwell says the companies represent a team which will work to “solve manufacturing and automation challenges by simplifying the supply chain, advancing innovations in project design, and improving collaboration among suppliers.” The new companies are from the Encompass Partner, OEM Partner and Solution Partner programs.

The Encompass Product partners are: LinMot USA Inc., Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures, Rittal GmbH & Co. KG, SICME MOTORI S.R.L., Bihl+Wiedemann GmbH, Hammond Power Solutions Inc.and General Cable

The new OEM Partner program members include: Arthur G. Russell, ACI-CANEFCO, Allen Global, Qualtech and WCB Ice Cream.

The Solution Partner Program members are: Applied Control Engineering, Cybertrol Engineeringand Process Solutions.

PartnerNetwork program is a collaborative effort between global manufacturers who share solutions and ideas to improve and optimize performance.