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Partnership with Foxconn Achieves Visions of Smart Manufacturing
Rockwell Automation has confirmed collaboration with Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd, also known as Foxconn, to implement Connected Enterprise and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) concepts for smart manufacturing. The announcement was made in late July 2017 at Foxconn’s Consumer Electronics Assembly Operations.
The two companies will collaborate to develop and apply Smart Manufacturing solutions at Foxconn’s new United States facilities. Their technological expertise will be combined to deliver a state of the art manufacturing system with unparalleled levels of operational efficiency. The Chairmen of the global leading companies are confident the collaboration will further demonstrate the power and broad applicability of The Connected Enterprise. They also agree that together they will help increase operational efficiencies in electronics manufacturing to new levels, achieving the vision of Smart Manufacturing and Made in China 2025.
Foxconn is a Taiwanese multinational electronic contract manufacturer and has its corporate headquarters in Taiwan. It has been increasing its employee base in the United States and has committed to take part in programs to upskill military veterans and create a pool of certified talent for in-demand advanced manufacturing roles across the U.S.
The Taiwanese manufacturer shares Rockwell Automation’s commitment to expanding the upskilling of the U.S. workforce to provide the necessary talent for advanced manufacturing roles.
Winner of Best Internet of Things Provider
Against intense competition in the manufacturing industry, Rockwell Automation Southeast Asia has won the Best Internet of Things (IoT) Provider at the Asian Manufacturing Awards 2017 award ceremony, which was held on July 27 in Singapore.
Rockwell Automation Southeast Asia named Best Internet of Things (IoT) Provider at the 2017 Asian Manufacturing Awards
As an IoT pioneer, Rockwell Automation has been focused for several years on understanding the evolving industrial automation requirements and combining technology innovation and expertise to simplify those factories’ business experiences. The award recognizes The Connected Enterprise and the company’s work to integrate data from self-aware and system-aware intelligent sensors, convert it into contextualized knowledge, and distribute it seamlessly to decision-makers companywide. As a result, smart manufacturers can help to shorten time to market, lower total cost of ownership, enhance asset utilization, minimize enterprise risks, and advance workforce efficiency.
The Asian Manufacturing Awards 2017 has been recognizing and honoring companies from the industrial automation sector that provide cutting-edge industrial automation technology and value-added solutions to help enable manufacturers to achieve increased performance.
“We are pleased to be recognized for the third time as the Best IoT Provider in Asia,” said Tang Poi Toong, Market Access and Marketing Director of Rockwell Automation Southeast Asia. “It is a testament to our strong commitment to continuous innovation – empowering our customers to experience quantifiable operational breakthroughs as they become Connected Enterprises.”
Patricia Watson, elected to the Rockwell Automation board of directors
Welcoming New Member to Board of Directors
Rockwell Automation announced that Patricia Watson has been elected to the company’s board of directors effective July 1, 2017. Now, Watson starts helping the company assess new technologies, business models, and talent to create meaningful business outcomes for customers with her expertise.
Watson joined Total System Services (TSYS) with 17 years of financial services industry experience, serving in a variety of technology-related roles. These positions include vice president and global chief information officer for The Brinks Company, and senior technology executive for Bank of America’s treasury, payments and credit functions. She currently serves as a board director for Texas Capital Bancshares.
“Patty is a leader in her industry, with proven business and technical skills, and we’re pleased to welcome her to our board of directors,” said Keith Nosbusch, chairman of Rockwell Automation.