Exceeding 100 members in the Japanese PROFIBUS Organization was cause for celebration. The achievement was celebrated on October 7 in Tokyo with a seminar and party. (Membership is currently 103.)
At the seminar, Mr. Karsten Schneider of PI chairman kindly came to Japan for the event and made the special presentation about “New PI technology,” “PI organization,” and “PROFINET in automobile industry.”
Mr. Motoyoshi, JPO chairman, explained the technical advantages of PROFIBUS and PROFINET.
Over 120 visitors joined the seminar.
The second half of the event is the party, where the JPO members got together.
Mr. Motoyoshi provided some background about the organization:
JPO started in 1997 with 11 members. After 17 years we have more than 100 members and I thank for their support other RPAs (Regional PI Associations), PISC (PI Support Center), and our members, too. Especially I appreciate our vice-chairman Mr. Imoto, who has worked for 17 years since the foundation of JPO. Now we know some members are competitors in the market with their products, but they recognize that the promotion of PROFIBUS and PROFINET expands the market itself and brings the benefit to all of us. This is the advantage of our organization. We want to work together to achieve the next target, 150 members.