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About Microsoft
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

 

About Microsoft in Automotive
Microsoft has been working with the automotive industry for more than a decade. The Microsoft Automotive and Industrial Equipment vertical works with industry partners to develop solutions based on Microsoft technologies that enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), suppliers and customers to improve efficiency, effectiveness and knowledge across the business. Business applications, Microsoft.NET Framework-based technologies and enterprise platform support help manufacturers accelerate time to market, collaborate globally with engineers, reduce costs by leveraging the power of the Internet, and increase visibility into their production and supply chain processes. More information can be found here.

 
 

About Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs about 19,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.
Capabilities in China
In China, there have been over 1,500 employees located in 28 sales offices (including Hong Kong and Taiwan) serving customers. Rockwell Automation has established five training facilities, one software development center in Dalian, three OEM application and development centers in Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing, and manufacturing facilities in Shanghai. The company has been providing the industry with global, advanced products and solution, technical support and training by aligning with channel partners and universities.
Listen. Think. Solve.
Listen Think Solve represents our commitment to understanding customer needs, applying the best automation knowledge, and solving customers' problems with the best industrial control and information solutions to help manufacturers succeed and grow.

Rockwell Automation Website
 

Uddeholm is the world’s leading supplier of tooling materials. Long tradition combined with research and product development equips Uddeholm to solve any tooling problem that may arise.
We produce and deliver high quality tool steel to more than 100.000 customers in almost 100 countries worldwide. Some markets, e.g. the growing Asian market, are served by ASSAB our wholly owned and exclusive sales channel.  
The worldwide automotive industry is one of Uddeholm’s most important market sectors. Every single part of a car is shaped in dies made of tool steel and it takes 1,500 dies to produce a new car. The Uddeholm speciality is to produce specific tool steel for all of these various components. In our global offer to OEMs we focus on products and services on a worldwide basis. Our message is that we have the best products and that we offer both technical and commercial support wherever our customers decide to build their tools or produce their products. We don’t just sell a piece of steel, we sell a full package. Throughout our history, working closely with our customers has been a vital part of our business. Early on, we established contacts with overseas customers and our presence on every continent guarantees the same Swedish high quality tool steel wherever you have your business.  

Uddeholm Website
Assab Website
 

Zebra Enterprise Solutions, a division of Zebra Technologies Corporation, extends Zebra's reach beyond passive RFID by employing state-of-the-art software and hardware solutions to locate, track, manage, and optimize high-value assets, equipment and people across the world’s largest supply chains. Whether tracking containers through a port, optimizing parts for manufacturing, or managing ground support equipment at an airport, the real-time asset management solutions from the combination of Navis, WhereNet, proveo, and Multispectral Solutions provide improved visibility and velocity to gain measurable business improvements. Utilizing products that are based on ISO/IEC 24730-2, Cisco CCX Wi-Fi, precision GPS, and UWB technologies, Zebra Enterprise Solutions offers a wide range of location solutions that are "application matched," enabling its customers to put the right asset in the right place at the right time.
Zebra Website
 
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ABB is a leading supplier of industrial robots, invents the world first all electric robot in 1974. ABB also provides robot software, peripheral equipment, modular manufacturing cells and service for tasks such as welding, handling, assembly, painting and finishing, picking, packing, palletizing and machine tending. Key markets include automotive, plastics, metal fabrication, foundry, electronics, pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. A strong solutions focus helps manufacturers improve productivity, product quality and worker safety.

ABB robotics has a full range of business activities in China, including manufacturing, R&D, sales and engineering. Our advanced technology of Robot Automation and Systems including welding, powertrain assembly, press automation, body-in-white and paint process automation, serve the Auto OEMs, Tier 1, as well as such industries as Foundry, Plastic, Consumer Electronics, Food& Beverage and Metal Fabrication in China.

ABB Robotics Website
 

 

The Dürr Group is a supplier of plant and equipment that commands leading global market positions in its areas of activity. Business with the automotive industry accounts for about 85% of its sales. Dürr also supplies innovative manufacturing and environmental technologies for the aircraft, mechanical engineering, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
Dürr is in China since more than 25 years and covers the full range of products and services with a total amount of 800 employees.

With a market share of more than 60 % in the Chinese automotive industry Dürr is well known and recodnized as a first class supplier.
 
Dürr Website
  

Leader in the field of original coating plants for the vehicle industry, Geico has displayed dynamic growth from its beginnings as a Drysys Carrier branch in Italy in early ‘60s, to its current position as a main general contractor in the international market. Committed to a policy of continuous research, development and innovation, Geico has built its reputation for technical expertise, design skills and effective project management to meet and exceed its customers’ critical expectations.

Geico Website
 
 

Siemens Ltd China, Competence Center Automotive (CCA) is professional technical branch department. Supporting and servicing automotive manufacture industry   , Based on the conception of automation in automobile industry , we provide TIA ( Totally Integrated Automation ) and TIP ( Totally Integrated Power ) concept with particular full series Siemens products, systems and solutions, fully meet the requirements of current automobile industry.

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With sales totalling US $ 2.28 billion (€ 1.66 billion) and about 8,000 employees, the TRUMPF Group ranks among the leading manufacturing companies worldwide. The three following business divisions are combined under the umbrella of a holding company: Machine Tools/Power Tools, Laser Technology/Electronics and Medical Technology. Its core business are machine tools for flexible sheet metal processing for punching and forming, laser processing and bending. In the field of industrial lasers and laser systems, the company is the technological leader on the world market. With about 50 subsidiaries and branch offices, the Group is represented almost worldwide.
Trumpf Website
 
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AIDA is the premier global manufacturer of metalforming presses and continues to take the lead in developing new and innovative stamping solutions.

AIDA worldwide boasts approximately 2 million square feet of manufacturing space, more than1500 associates and a press manufacturing capacity exceeding 2000 presses per year, making AIDA, in units produced, one of the largest press manufacturers in the world.

AIDA Website
 

DVA has supplied vehicle closure hemming systems to many of the world’s major Automotive OEM and Tier 1 manufacturers since it was founded in the UK in 1989.
DVA manufactures a comprehensive range of solutions from electro-mechanical table top peripheral and aperture hemming machines to robot hemming systems and complete turnkey closure assembly lines.

DV Automation Website 
 

 


With many manufacturing facilities worldwide for more than 60 years, Pepperl+Fuchs is a leading developer and manufacturer of electronic sensors and components for the global automation market. Continuous innovation, enduring quality, and steady growth guarantees continued success.
 

 

As the global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centers/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company's 100,000+ employees achieved sales of more than 15.8 billion euros in 2009, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations “Make the most of their energy”.
 

SICK AG’s activities focus on producing increasingly intelligent sensors and sensor solutions for factory, logistics and process automation. The company was founded in 1946 and has since developed into an independent group active worldwide, with about 5,000 employees and sales amounting to more than EUR 737.3 million in 2008. Continuous innovation, its technological lead and tight cost control ensure SICK’s leading position in numerous world and application markets.
SICK Website