|US-based Rockwell Automation Inc, which has over $6.62 billion dedicated to Industrial Automation and Information, is now planning to focus on further expanding its global footprint in some of the biggest emerging markets such as India, China and South-East Asia.
On the backdrop of hosting India’s largest automation event called ‘Rockwell Automation on the move’, the company announced its partnership with Microsoft and Cisco for joint solutions development, and integrated solutions and service which will result in better asset optimization and broader risk management for industrial companies.
Dilip Sawhney, Managing Director, Rockwell Automation India, said, “Increasing awareness of automation benefits in manufacturing shows a lot of scope for automation in manufacturing. Also, as the penetration of automation in manufacturing in India is low, this leaves vast potential for the industry to adopt automation for increasing productivity, improving decision making, quality and innovating processes. In the light of ‘Make in India’ vision of the Centre, manufacturing will get a boost thus increasing the scope of adoption of automation in manufacturing.” On the company’s R&D facility in Bangalore, Sawhney said, “The only R&D Centre of Rockwell is based in Bangalore because of the cross-cultural nature of the city, high performance, quality chip design ability, power electronics, signal detection, easier to wrap up and scale up.”
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