Advanced Automation expands global services
Exton, PA-based Advanced Automation has completed a joint venture with EIAL Ltd., a South Asia-based global provider of industrial automation and engineering support products and services.
“Fueled by customer demand for expertise capable of integrating technologies all of the way to the back office,” said Robert Zeigenfuse, Advanced Automation president and CEO, “we will aggressively offer our highly respected manufacturing execution systems to firms throughout the world.”
Confirming its commitment to use its recently completed joint venture as a springboard to become a global provider of manufacturing technology solutions, Advanced Automation today announced the expansion of its MES consulting group.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey