Expertise, solutions, consulting services program encourages better business decisions
Honeywell’s new business is focused on providing advanced open software and services to the process industries by utilizing the acquisition of Matrikon’s platform capability
Honeywell announced that it has formed a new business focused on providing advanced open software and services to the process industries. By integrating the leading open connectivity and broad platform capability of its Matrikon acquisition with its fast-growing applications and solutions business, Honeywell’s new Advanced Solutions business can reportedly deliver a breadth of solutions, domain expertise, consultants and technology unmatched by any other vendor.
Honeywell’s solutions are said to enable customers in the mining, chemical, petrochemical, refining, oil and gas and power sectors to deploy enterprise-wide solutions across their process infrastructure to better control and optimize their manufacturing footprint, better extract information and to make faster and smarter decisions that can transform their business.
"Process companies are increasingly demanding solutions that can work with any control system or application seamlessly across the enterprise," said Ian Brown, vice president, Advanced Solutions. "With Matrikon’s track record for open connectivity, agility and innovation and Honeywell’s unparalleled lifecycle protection and reputation for project execution and products, customers can now get best-in-class solutions available, matched by industry-beating delivery, consulting and support. We are dedicated to helping our customers get the right information, in the right place, and at the right time whether in the plant, across the enterprise, from the cloud or as smart mobile applications."
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.