Regional News – November 2016

PI Brazil has had a full slate of meetings and activities including some featuring PI Chairman, Karsten Schneider. On November 9, PI Italy held their final PROFIBUS and PROFINET event of 2016 in the industrial district in southern Italy. PI Middle East is hosting another PROFIday featuring the food and beverage industry on November 15.


PI Brazil will continue their successful PROFINET Road Shows that were first reported in PROFINEWS in August.

In June PI Chairman Karsten Schneider traveled with PI Brazil President Robert Gries. During a visit to Westcon Industrial Instruments, certified Profibus Competence Center, he met with the local press. He also spoke at a technological seminar sponsored by PI about how Profibus and Profinet communication technologies help industrial activity, preparing businesses for the future. During the event, PI Brazil signed an agreement with the National Institute of Telecommunications, Inatel, to establish an additional Profibus Competence Center.

On July 12, PI Brazil held another edition of the onsite seminar Profibus, Profinet, and AS-Interface, in the Sanitation Company of Minas Gerais – Copasa, in Belo Horizonte. The meeting was divided into two phases, the morning period was dedicated to theoretical presentations and the afternoon provided demonstrations using educational kits.

PI Brazil


Engineers, technicians, and developers met November 9th in Bari (South of Italy) to improve their knowledge and understanding of how to improve their industrial plants’ performance.

The Bari industrial district is well-known for important companies in food, chemicals, oil & gas, textile, wood, and mechanical industries.

PI Italia competence centers provided the visitors with academic topics, while renowned companies such as TEKNA Automazione e Controllo, and INTESIS shared their concrete experience in the use of PROFIBUS and PROFINET.

Many people gathered to take part in the event and take this opportunity to gain knowledge and to network.

PI Italy

Middle East

onsite-meetingPI Middle East recently completed an onsite training session for Saudi Arabian Mining Company – Ma’aden. Topics included How, When, and What is needed to reduce downtime and quickly identify issues.

The Food and Beverage Industry (F&B) is an industry for consumers and it’s not affected by oil prices.  PROFIBUS and PROFINET are growing in this industry towards Internet of Things (IOT) and Industry 4.0. PI Middle East welcomes you to this event on November 15 in Kuwait City to meet the Experts. Details and registration.

PI Middle East