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Phoenix Contact partners with exida

January 18, 2016 - Phoenix Contact has entered into a strategic partnership with exida LLC to provide functional safety and cybersecurity assessments.

The safety of individuals is the highest concern for any company. Unsafe or unsecured processes can put the company at risk in many ways. Properly identifying functional safety and cybersecurity risks is a challenge in itself. Recognizing and implementing solutions that meet the latest industry standards to mitigate those risks is exida’s specialty.

“Through this partnership, exida provides Phoenix Contact with an extensive assessment offering that can help our customers improve their business,” said Spencer Bolgard, vice president and general manager of Phoenix Contact USA. “The expertise provided by exida is a valuable service to our customers and significantly complements our safety and cybersecurity solutions.”

“As part of exida’s growth strategy, we have been looking to partner with a select group of companies, as a means of enhancing both companies’ product and service offerings,” said Steve Gandy, exida vice president of global business development. “Phoenix Contact has a reputation for providing quality products and services to the functional safety and industrial control system cybersecurity markets, which complements exida’s portfolio of products and services. We are very pleased to be partnering with such a strong and innovative company as Phoenix Contact.”

About exida

exida is a global certification and research firm specializing in safety critical/high availability automation systems, control system cybersecurity, and alarm management. exida has performed more process control safety certifications than any other company worldwide. exida’s main offices are located in Sellersville, PA, USA and Munich, Germany and has worldwide operations with service centers in Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Netherlands, and New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.

About Phoenix Contact

Phoenix Contact develops and manufactures industrial electrical and electronic technology products that power, protect, connect and automate systems and equipment for a wide range of industries. Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, Blomberg, Germany, operates 50 international subsidiaries, including Phoenix Contact USA in Middletown, Pa. 

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