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CSIA offers Industrial Automation Exchange

October 13, 2014 - A new online search tool established by the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) will improve the way plant managers, directors of operations and other industry clients find control system integration companies to meet their automation needs.

The Industrial Automation Exchange, or “Exchange,” as it is known, is CSIA’s comprehensive online directory for locating qualified system integrators and suppliers.

“The CSIA Exchange is all about outreach,” says Bob Lowe, CSIA executive director. “It allows project managers, directors of quality assurance and other decision-makers to learn about system integration, and get connected with the right people and products to implement the best automation solutions.”

Lowe notes the Industrial Automation Exchange was created as a convenient way for all system integrators and industry suppliers to be more accessible to industry clients. Membership in CSIA is not required to be listed on the Exchange. The site offers detailed profiles outlining an integrator’s expertise, allows for potential clients to compare up to three companies in a particular industry at a time and even ask questions of Exchange members.

“The Industrial Automation Exchange is a major milestone in the 20-year history of CSIA,” says PC Romano, CSIA board chairman. “It is proof positive of what CSIA has always sought to do: combine the resources of many for the advancement of all.”

CSIA is a group of independent professionals made up of integrator and partner members who provide services, solutions and products to offer industry clients the best choices for control and information system integration.

About CSIA
Founded in 1994, the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) is a not-for-profit, global trade association that seeks to advance the industry of control system integration. Control system integrators use their engineering, technical and business skills to help manufacturers and others automate their industrial equipment and systems. CSIA helps members improve their business skills, provides a forum to share industry expertise, and promotes the benefits of hiring a certified control system integrator. CSIA has more than 400 members in 27 countries.  

CSIA also hosts the Industrial Automation Exchange to connect manufacturers and others with the system integrators and industry suppliers who can meet their automation needs.

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