Rockwell Automation was honoured with the prestigious 2011 Frost and Sullivan Company of the Year Award for the Programmable Logic Controller in the South Pacific and South East Asia region.
The Company of the Year Award, now in its fourth year is presented by Frost and Sullivan, a global industry analyst and growth consulting company with nearly 50 years of experience.
The Award is recognition of Rockwell Automation’s contribution to developing cost-effective technology solutions with improved safety for programmable logic controllers (PLCs). It also confirms the company’s position as a major participant in automation systems across many industries.
Companies competing for the Award are measured on five key criteria: market share position, growth implementation, degree of innovation with products and technologies, gain in market share and leadership in customer value.
Rockwell Automation scored consistently high in all five categories for the South East Asia, Australian and New Zealand region.
According to Twain Drewett, Managing Director, Rockwell Automation - Australia and New Zealand, the award confirms that the company’s customer value strategies are recognised by the automation industry, and in turn by the broader market.
He adds that the PLC is continuing to evolve into a product that meets the customer's requirements for plant-wide optimisation and sustainable production, while simultaneously helping to converge the IT arena into the manufacturing space.
Frost and Sullivan are specialists in research and analysis that assists clients in making critical business decisions. The organisation’s reputation for rigorous research and methodology to identify best practices and world class performance has earned their awards global recognition from industry, media and investors.
Rockwell Automation is a leading global provider of industrial power, automation control and information solutions, bringing together leading global brands in industrial automation including Allen-Bradley controls and services and Rockwell Software factory management software. Their product range includes control logic systems, sensors, human machine interfaces, drive controllers, power devices and software.