Electronics Production | September 11, 2007
ABB and Phoenix Contact in cooperation
ABB Automation and Phoenix Contact signed a contract about a longterm strategic cooperation concerning Profinet- and Ethernet-Technology.
The intention of this partnership is to strengthen the position and to develop Profinet as a global industrial standard within the complementary business areas "Process Automation" (ABB) and "Factory Automation" (Phoenix Contact). In this partnership Phoenix Contact-subsidiary KW-Software will take responsibility for the technical integration of the Profinet-Technology. "This frame agreement is an important milestone for ABB. With Phoenix Contact as a partner we expect excellent opportunities to meet current and future customers requirements of coupling intelligent field devices", says Peter Wendt, chief R&D officer Control Products of ABB Automation.