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Schneider Electric adopts B&R technology

Schneider Electric adopts B&R technology
October 26, 2009 - Schneider Electric announced the next step in the technology partnership with B&R to develop key product innovations.

Focused on developing automation and control technology components, this partnership allows both companies to offer their customers the most advanced and innovative technology to meet their ever-increasing performance needs. Schneider Electric will update their machine controller and I/O system ranges following the successful first step, in which B&R benefited from access to industry leading variable speed drive technology.

Elie Belbel, Schneider Electric’s OEM Solutions SVP commented “Helping our customers reduce complexity across all aspects of their machine lifecycle is critical and providing them with simple, easy to use machine and business solutions is our objective. Using and adapting industry leading technology is one of the key factor that will ensure our customers receive the most innovative and optimised machine control solution on the market“.

Hans Wimmer, Managing Director of B&R, stated “Our continuous development is characterized by new and innovative products that have a decisive effect on automation trends. This is the only way to achieve our ambitious goals, and working with Schneider Electric will help us achieve these results even faster.”

B&R company profile
B&R is the world’s largest and most successful private company in the area of automation equipment manufacturing. The motto “Perfection in Automation” has provided the foundation for the company since B&R was founded in 1979. Today, B&R employs 1,780 employees worldwide and has an exceptional global presence with more than 155 sales offices in over 60 countries.

B&R USA, based in Atlanta, GA, has been working closely with their customers since 1987. Since then, B&R USA has continuously grown as a sales and support organization through both direct sales offices and B&R’s unique Automation Partner distribution network. Today, B&R USA has a network of more than 20 offices throughout the USA and is there for its customers locally.

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