Citect , a Schneider Electric company, has been named as the Asia Pacific HMI and SCADA Company of the Year at the 2008 Frost and Sullivan Asia Pacific Industrial Technological Awards.
Recognising the innovation and performance Schneider and Citect’s HMI and SCADA technologies offer the industrial automation and control industry, this latest honour follows the company’s success earlier in the year when it won the Frost and Sullivan Industrial Process Control Market Leadership in SCADA Systems award.
Scott Drury, Vice President, Asia for Citect and Alex Khoo, South East Asia Zone Director, Schneider Electric, accepted the award on earlier this month in Singaopre.
Frost & Sullivan hosted the annual Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Industrial Technologies Awards banquet on August 15 in Singapore. Many companies were honoured with the most coveted titles in leadership, technology, strategy and innovation excellence. This year the Awards recognised outstanding performances by companies in the electronics and security, industrial automation and process control, energy and power systems, chemicals materials and food industries, as well as new and emerging technologies across these industries.
Around 200 attendees of the ceremony included chief executive officers, country managers, executive directors, and presidents from all the different and vast industries of industrial technologies in the Asia Pacific region.
Introduced in the year 2006, the Awards acknowledge the best practices in various industrial technologies across Asia Pacific. This year additional categories across the industrial sector of chemicals, materials and foods technologies have been added to the list of awards. More than twenty prestigious titles were presented to companies at the banquet witnessed by existing and upcoming leaders in various industrial technologies.
The companies commended as award recipients are those which display exemplary achievements in areas such as market leadership, marketing strategy, business development strategy, market penetration, customer service, growth strategy, product line strategy, amongst others. Qualities such as diligence, perseverance, innovation and dedication required to develop a successful business plan and excel in the increasingly competitive global marketplace are pre-requisites of the illustrious award recipient.
The awards seek to showcase best practices in the industry segments, which are synonymous with Frost & Sullivan’s in-depth analysis and coverage of these industries. In keeping with the company’s time-honoured commitment of excellence and innovation, the awards offered are carefully reviewed and evaluated to reflect the current market landscape inclusive of the emerging technology trends.
The awards are based on extensive market engineering tools evolved by Frost & Sullivan over the years. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.
The 2008 Frost & Sullivan Asia Industrial Technologies Awards was supported by Singapore Manufacturers’ Federation (SMa), Enterprise Development Center at SMa (EDC@SMa), Singapore Industrial Automation Association, Singapore High Technology Association and IA-Community as supporting organisations.
Industrial Automation Annual Directory, Industrial Automation News, ECN Asia, EDN Asia, Control Engineering Asia, Electronics Asia, Wireless Design & Development Asia, Business Today were the media partners of the awards.
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