Mitsubishi Electric Corp. of Japan and Wonderware, a business unit of Invensys, whose products are marketed and supported in the UK by Cheadle based Wonderware United Kingdom, have signed a new software alliance agreement.
Mitsubishi, the world's leading volume supplier of PLCs, intends to utilise Wonderware software in conjunction with Mitsubishi hardware to deliver enhanced automation and information solutions to its customers worldwide. In addition, Wonderware and Mitsubishi will cooperate on marketing activities that promote the customer value of the technical integration between their offerings.
"The software alliance with Mitsubishi, a highly respected global hardware supplier, is further validation of Wonderware's singular focus on providing the absolutely best industrial software in the world," said Mike Bradley Sr., president of Wonderware. "Wonderware software already is used in more than 100,000 installations around the globe, and we continue to invest heavily in ensuring continued software innovation. Wonderware's focus is in the areas of open integration, visibility, analysis and the use of real-time information to power intelligent plant and business decisions across the broadest range of plant hardware, manufacturing software and business systems."
The agreement with Mitsubishi's automation division integrates Wonderware's popular supervisory HMI and SCADA software solutions with Mitsubishi's advanced e-Factory MES solutions and PLC offerings.
Wonderware's software applications will include InTouch visualization software, Wonderware Historian real-time and historical database, and advanced production and performance management applications built on the open, industry standards-based ArchestrA software architecture. Mitsubishi and Wonderware are cooperating on both the technical integration of their respective offerings and joint marketing activities to promote combined solutions that are easy to use and engineer. "Mitsubishi believes that this software alliance with Wonderware in combination with Mitsubishi controller and e-Factory solutions will enable the company to deliver superior total solutions to our customers," said Shinichi Amasaki, divisional manager of FA Systems Department at Mitsubishi Electric Nagoya Works.
About Wonderware United Kingdom & Ireland
Wonderware United Kingdom and Wonderware Ireland are trading names of SolutionsPT Limited, approved by Wonderware to act as sole authorised support, training and distribution centres for Wonderware products in these geographical regions. Wonderware is the global leader in industrial automation and information software solutions differentiated through ArchestrA - the leading 'platform-independent' technology - offering solutions that enable Operational Excellence.