Oct 19, 2012

Panduit, Rockwell Automation Form Alliance

Panduit & Rockwell Automation form alliance to drive integrated solutions to market and accelerate adoption of EtherNet/IP network

Rockwell Automation and Panduit are creating comprehensive offerings. Together, they are driving integrated solutions that help companies reduce risk, improve reliability and successfully implement EtherNet/IP solutions and architectures.

The two companies are focused on providing optimized physical network infrastructure solutions, collaboration between automation and IT and integrated solutions and services for customers globally. Panduit and Rockwell Automation also plan to work with companies, like Cisco, to help customers integrate logical architectures to physical deployment from initial design, maintenance and operations throughout the entire enterprise.

“A strong alignment of Panduit and Rockwell Automation technologies and architectures simplifies network design and integration for our common customers,” said Tom Donovan, president of Panduit. “Our combined capabilities reduce risk, operational costs and time-to-market.”

“Together, we can now offer comprehensive logical to physical plantwide infrastructure solutions and architectures leveraging EtherNet/IP to provide the level of performance, manageability and security required for today’s industrial networks,” said John McDermott, senior vice president, global sales and marketing at Rockwell Automation.

Initial emphasis of the collaboration will be placed on integration of physical implementation, employing best practices and industry standards, providing education and services to facilitate manufacturing and IT convergence and enabling successful architecture deployment.