CSIA’s international membership swells

The Control and Information Systems Integrators Association (CSIA), which has called itself ''the premier organization for independent control and information system integrators in North America,'' may soon have to expand its horizons if the developments of recent months continue.

By Control Engineering Staff September 4, 2003

The Control and Information Systems Integrators Association (CSIA), which has called itselfmbers from Canada, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kuwait, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, and the U.K.

In fact, international control and information system integrators firms presently comprise more than 10% of CSIA’s membership. ”This is a significant increase from a year ago,” says CSIA Executive Director Norman O’Leary, ”and it represents the world’s major manufacturing regions. On one hand, it reflects the growth of control and information system integration services world-wide, but it’s also evidence of the increased visibility of our association throughout the world, and recognition by the global system integration community of the role we can play in their success.”

CSIA was founded in 1994, and is the largest such organization for control and information system integration. Its member/firms provide manufacturers internationally with more than $1 billion annually in industrial automation systems, including $400 million of hardware and software automation products. They provide integrated control systems for clients in the automotive, chemical, food, healthcare, medical, metal, petrochemical, petroleum, pharmaceutical, plastics, power, printing, rubber, and other industries.

—Jim Montague, news editor, Control Engineering, jmontague@reedbusiness.com