To meet the expanding needs of companies wanting to squeeze the most out of their investments and stay ahead of the latest technology in an increasingly connected global network, Rockwell Automation has expanded its Partner Network program by adding 10 new partners and one global expansion among existing partners. “A connected enterprise taps the Internet of Things [IoT] and new technology to optimize production and maximize automation technology investments. Manufacturers can modernize to a connected production infrastructure with greater ease and security when they have access to proven technologies and support,” according to Rockwell.

The PartnerNetwork program is a collaborative effort between global manufacturers that share solutions and ideas to improve and optimize performance. Its purpose is to help industrial companies solve their manufacturing and automation challenges. Rockwell says the companies represent a team that will work to solve manufacturing and automation challenges by simplifying the supply chain, advancing innovations in project design and improving collaboration among suppliers.

Four companies from the North American and EMEA regions joined the OEM Partner program. These companies are: DE-STA-CO, PFM Packaging Machinery, Pulsar and UZER MAKINA.

Six new members and one Rockwell Automation Encompass EMEA Partner have joined the Encompass Partner program in the Americas. Through the Encompass Partner program, customers can quickly locate the products that best solve their application challenges. These products provide additional functionality and enhance and extend Rockwell Automation solutions.

New Encompass Partners joining the Americas region include: exida Consulting LLC, NK Technologies, Prozess Technologie, SAS, Symantec Corporation and Tempered Networks. CEA Systems from the EMEA region joined the Americas region.