Citect, Toshiba plan open-automation solutions for process applications

09/12/2002


Sydney, Australia— Citect and Toshiba International Corp. (Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia) expanded their existing 10-month-old cooperation agreement on Sept. 9 by signing a new joint venture agreement.

The firms state that they formed their joint venture to deliver fully integrated control systems featuring Toshiba's new V-Series hybrid controllers and Citect's SCADA software and integration services to process industries throughout Australia. The joint offering, which comprises hardware, software and services is expected to decrease ownership costs and provide customers with an open, robust, high-performance solution for critical automation applications.

Citect adds that market acceptance of the Toshiba-Citect joint venture already has been proven by the recent awarding of contracts exceeding $1.2 million in Australian dollars from several industry leaders, including Tomago Aluminum Co. and Incitec Ltd.

'The Integrated DCS incorporates complementary products from both partners, resulting in unprecedented openness, flexibility and performance for the process control market. The business opportunities for this system are very exciting,' says Kiyoshi Tamaki, Toshiba International's managing director.

Warwick Porter, Incitec's instrument/electrical engineer, adds that, 'Incitec selected the Citect-Toshiba joint venture for its critical control application because it provides our company with a more flexible and competitive solution than our traditional DCS suppliers. We've also been impressed with the joint venture's expertise, professionalism and commitment to our project.'

The joint venture uses the respective strengths of each company to provide customers with fully integrated hardware and software solutions. 'We're very pleased to be working with Toshiba, and believe the combination of the new V-Series controllers together with CitectSCADA offers customers a powerful, well-integrated solution,' says Wayne Morris, Citect's managing director and ceo. 'This solution, delivered through Citect's professional services and backed with support from Toshiba, ensures customers receive a rapid return on their investment.'

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor
jmontague@reedbusiness.com





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