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New Qualified Partner: Schaltag AG

To expand on the years of cooperation with B&R Industrie-Automation AG, Schaltag AG in Effretikon will now be classified as a Qualified Partner (QP). B&R is now offering its customers another highly qualified partner to actively support them to successfully implement their automation projects.

When Schaltag AG was founded in 1961, they employed 12 workers building switchboards. Today, Schaltag is a leading panel maker and industrial electro-mechanics expert and employs approximately 140 workers in Effretikon and 140 workers in their subsidiary in the Czech Republic. Schaltag offers a wide range of services related to engineering, design and manufacturing of machine and plant control systems and electro-mechanical assemblies. Schaltag customers include many well-known names from the machine industry. The company, with approximately 280 employees working in a 9000 m2 production area, is organized with a clear focus on customers and their products.

The Schaltag Engineering team has extensive experience in machine and plant automation and offers a wide range of services including value analysis for cost reduction. Schaltag Engineering's portfolio includes creating concepts and designing hardware (electrical circuits, safety concepts, UL, CE compliance, etc.) as well as programming software and commissioning systems all over the world. In addition, Schaltag now offers services using the mechanical CAD "Inventor" to its customers.

Schaltag is also investing in Industry 4.0 and offers solutions with innovative, interactive large display systems for a measurable increase in production efficiency, delivery reliability and quality.

"The automation team at Schaltag has recently met all certification requirements and is now officially classified as a B&R Qualified Partner. All B&R QPs are continually informed about new functions and product developments and have extensive access to our technical support," says Paolo Salvagno, managing director of B&R Industrie-Automation AG. "Close cooperation and yearly qualification guarantee that all B&R Qualified Partners are up to the latest standards and can implement B&R products optimally. With Schaltag AG, our customers now have a new highly qualified partner in the canton of Zurich."

The B&R Qualified Partner program was established in the beginning of 2012. This status is given to partners who follow company objectives over the long term, are experts in industrial automation with B&R products and provide high-quality training, support and consultation.

For more information, please visit www.schaltag.ch.

About B&R

B&R is a privately owned company with headquarters in Austria and offices all around the world. As a global leader in industrial automation, B&R combines state-of-the-art technology with advanced engineering to provide customers in virtually every industry with complete solutions for machine and process automation, motion control, HMI and integrated safety technology. With industrial fieldbus communication standards like POWERLINK and openSAFETY as well as the powerful Automation Studio software development environment, B&R is constantly redefining the future of automation engineering. The innovative spirit that keeps B&R at the forefront of industrial automation is driven by a commitment to simplifying processes and exceeding customer expectations.

For more information, please visit www.br-automation.com.

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