Expanding the control business by leveraging the industrial IoT
Amersfoort, The Netherlands - 07 November, 2016
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has established an new division known as the Architecture Development Division California: an organisation that is dedicated to the development of architecture for the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). This division commenced operations on the 1st November 2016.
To improve operational efficiency and productivity by using the IIoT, a robust and flexible architecture is required. For this purpose, Yokogawa has set up the Architecture Development Division California to pursue the development of core technologies. The new division will function as a unit of Yokogawa’s Marketing Headquarters’ Business Development Center, and will keep up with the new technologies being developed every day in the IIoT sector and facilitate close co-ordination with partner companies. The new division is based on the West Coast of the United States, which is a centre of research and development activity for numerous technology firms. The new division is staffed by engineers from Yokogawa who have an extensive knowledge of Yokogawa systems and services, and locally recruited engineers who are conversant in a range of IT fields. To start with, the division is located at the engineering office of a partner company, and it is scheduled to open its own office in April 2017.
The division will later add functions for planning services that use the IIoT and cloud computing, and it is expected that the number of staff will be increased to around 50 over the next five years. With this new division, Yokogawa will accelerate its development of cutting-edge IIoT architecture with the aim of offering its customers safer and more user-friendly solutions.
Yokogawa's global network of 92 companies spans 59 countries. Founded in 1915, the US$3.7 billion company engages in cutting-edge research and innovation. Yokogawa is active in the industrial automation and control (IA), test and measurement, and aviation and other businesses segments. The IA segment plays a vital role in a wide range of industries including oil, chemicals, natural gas, power, iron and steel, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, and food. For more information about Yokogawa, please visit www.yokogawa.com.
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