Staying in Controlby Jason O'Connell on Sep 1, 2015
What is Rockwell’s main offering to the utilities sector?
Rockwell Automation is the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information. We help customers become more productive and the world more sustainable. Through the power of industrial automation technology, we develop innovative solutions that help our customers achieve Smart, Safe, Sustainable operations in a wide range of industries throughout the world.
The company provides different products, services and solutions for different needs in industries such as gas, power and water firms with goals that could help clients maximize productivity and assets while reducing operational costs. We offer integrated control, power, safety and information solutions in one open scalable architecture.
In addition to this, Rockwell Automation has long recognized the importance of connecting independent automation systems in manufacturing environments. In fact, our vision of The Connected Enterprise has guided the development of our Integrated Control and Information Technology for decades. Now, with the convergence of plant-floor Operations Technology (OT) and business-level Information Technology (IT), the vision of The Connected Enterprise is becoming a reality.
The Connected Enterprise links production lines, in-the-field assets, utilities and enterprise IT to deliver contextualized information where it is needed. As a result, companies can make better decisions faster – and achieve a new level of operational intelligence to improve productivity and global competitiveness.
What sort of presence do you have in the Middle East and how long have you operated here?
Rockwell Automation is a leading supplier of automation controls and drive systems in the Middle East. We have an infrastructure to meet the needs of customers doing business in the region. The company has been operating in the Middle East for around 25 years.
Our regional head office in Abu Dhabi serves the world’s leading manufacturers and local customers whereas our offices in Dubai, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia offer sales, service, repair and technical support expertise. Moreover, these are complemented by a network of local system solution providers and distributors in the region.