Air Products, Siemens extend automation alliance
Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. has entered into a global alliance extension with Air Products, a supplier of hydrogen and producer of industrial gases and chemicals for high growth markets.
Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. has entered into a global alliance extension with Air Products, a supplier of hydrogen and producer of industrial gases and chemicals for high growth markets. Siemens will supply Air Products with automation and drives hardware, software and system solutions, as well as engineering, design, fabrication and support services. The agreement encompasses all countries where Air Products conducts business.
The extension builds on an original agreement that began in 1997 when Air Products aligned with Siemens for its global reach, support and commitment to the process automation marketplace. The agreement was subsequently renewed in 2002.
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