News from around the world includes a new PI Competence Center and PI Training Center in Argentina, events in Brazil, and a Profibus & Profinet Day in Italy.
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.
This month, read up on PROFINET Road Shows occurring in Brazil, Technology Awareness Seminars taking place across South East Asia, and PROFIBUS Troubleshooting and Maintenance classes being taught in the Middle East. Is there an event in your area that might be worth attending?
In Brazil, more seminars have been hosted at AmBev as the company rolls out its standardization on PROFIBUS and PROFINET. Meanwhile, Australia prepares for the 2016 PI Global Forum and Automation Innovation Summit, to be held on May 25th. In the Netherlands, an Industrial Communication seminar is scheduled for June 9th in the port city of Rotterdam.
Why have an entire section of PROFINEWS dedicated to Regional News? It matters for three reasons. First, it shows the strength of the PI organization on a global scale. Second, if you are a device vendor, it encourages you to explore other such markets with the expectation of local support. And finally, if you are an end-user, it assures that if you start operations in another country there are already experts in place.
The adoption of PROFIBUS and PROFINET in Brazil is growing rapidly. Two multi-billion dollar companies, Ambev, the world's fifth largest beer producer and Raizen, one of the world's largest sugar and ethanol producers, are both investing in the technologies.
It has been a busy year for Associação Profibus Brasil thus far. PROFIBUS and PROFINET already enjoy wide adoption in Brazil and the Association has been there to support users with training and seminars. Through new events and meetings, the Association is expanding the already large PROFIBUS and PROFINET footprint in the country’s automation, process, and energy sectors. (more…)