2015 System Integrator Giants
You don’t have to be physically big to be one of the 100 System Integrator Giants. Some companies that made the CFE Media’s 2015 System Integrator Giants ranking assign more than 1,000 people to system integration functions; others have just a handful.
You don’t have to be a financial giant to be on the Giants list, either. Companies with revenues between $1 million and $160 million made the list in 2015.
What makes all of these companies Giants is one trait they all share: Big ideas.
It is the size of the solution that matters to manufacturers. Solving big problems generates big improvement in the manufacturing process. Those improvements can be measured in dollars and cents, and in productivity and safety. The 2015 System Integrator Giants measure themselves against the problems they solved and the plants they have improved.
This year’s Giants listings are different than in past years. We’ve not only asked our 100 companies for financial and business information, but we’ve also solicited their views on issues such as creating a successful partnership with manufacturers and their views on how manufacturers can better leverage that relationship with integrators. We think you’ll find there are lots of big ideas here.
We also have provided a guide to the associations and affiliations that our Giants use to perform their job better. We hope this also is a valuable resources guide for manufacturers.
The 2015 SI Giants guide is designed as a place to begin the discussion on how manufacturing can improve, and how effective system integrators such as this year’s Giants can help deliver that improvement.
Bob Vavra is a content manager at CFE Media. Bob can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Editor’s Note: Two companies that would have been included in the 2015 System Integrator Giants list were not included in the final tabulations. These companies, and their associated data, include:
Barry-Wehmiller: Total Gross Revenue: $100 million or more. Total System Integration Revenue: $65 million. Total Automation and Control Engineers Assigned to SI Projects: 230.
Tesco Controls Inc.: Total Gross Revenue: $10 to $49 million. Total System Integration Revenue: $33 million. Total Automation and Control Engineers Assigned to SI Projects: 101.