Square D, Schneider support IBM power needs

Square D and Schneider North America revealed Jan. 21 they'll support all IBM real estate and site operations in the U.S. with electrical distribution, control, and automation solutions. This three-year agreement follows two years of development and six months of testing at IBM's northeastern U.

03/01/1999


Palatine, Ill. Square D and Schneider North America revealed Jan. 21 they'll support all IBM real estate and site operations in the U.S. with electrical distribution, control, and automation solutions. This three-year agreement follows two years of development and six months of testing at IBM's northeastern U.S. facilities.

Square D and Schneider North America, which also includes Schneider Automation (North Andover, Mass.), will be IBM's first choice for all electrical solutions and business processes described in their agreement. IBM will buy and implement Square D and Schneider's electrical solutions for its U.S. manufacturing locations, data centers and other facilities and administrative offices. The agreement also covers OEM components that IBM incorporates into computer mainframes, disk drives, and other products.

During a Feb. 9 press event at IBM's semiconductor plant in Burlington, Vt., the companies added their agreement will be expanded to include IBM facilities in Canada and Mexico in 1Q99.

"Industry leaders such as IBM are looking for long-term benefits from their suppliers. They're looking beyond short-term, transaction-based gains and are focusing on what alliances can do to reduce their costs, improve their profitability, build customer satisfaction and strengthen their market leadership," says William Schaphorst, IBM's strategic account manager of the relationship with Square D and Schneider North America. "We're pleased that our two companies can now concentrate on product design and application, and new standards and processes that lower overall costs and improve efficiencies."

For more information, visit www.controleng.com/info .





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Save energy with automation; Process control system upgrades; Dispelling controll myths; Time-sensitive networking; Control system integration; Road to IANA
Additive manufacturing advancements; Machine vision enhances robotics; Fieldbus evolution; Process safety; Advice from System Integrators of the Year; Road to IANA
Salary and career survey: Benchmarks and advice; Designing controls; Remote data collection, historians; Control valve advances; Hannover Messe; Control Engineering International
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

The digital oilfield: Utilizing Big Data can yield big savings; Virtualization a real solution; Tracking SIS performance
Getting to the bottom of subsea repairs: Older pipelines need more attention, and operators need a repair strategy; OTC preview; Offshore production difficult - and crucial
Digital oilfields: Integrated HMI/SCADA systems enable smarter data acquisition; Real-world impact of simulation; Electric actuator technology prospers in production fields
click me