News from South East Asia

By 14 July 2014

Bernd Lieberth Chairman, RPA South East Asia

Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to give you a short review of what has been happening in South East Asia.

The past month was full of activities. Most importantly, we had the great pleasure of hosting the 26th Global Chairmen’s Meeting in Singapore. In total we welcomed 16 of the 27 Chairman from Regional PI Associations (RPAs) around the world and we had some interesting and fruitful discussions.

One of the key topics was the continued growth of PROFINET and the focus on process automation – which is a very good sign for our region since we are “process driven”. Of course we also discussed our other successful standards including PROFIBUS and PROFIsafe, and we could see that in these areas we still have very nice growth.

Full House at the Recent Singapore Seminar

Full House at the Recent Singapore Seminar

Because we had Karsten Schneider (PI Chairman) and Xaver Schmidt (PROFINET Marketing Group Leader) with us we also conducted a PI Seminar for Singapore which was attended by around 100 people. Karsten Schneider gave us a deeper look into the news and what is going on in the world market, while Xaver Schmidt gave us a great insight into the activities of the PROFINET marketing working group. Presentations can be found ON OUR WEB PAGE.


PI Chairman Karsten Schneider Speaking at the Seminar

The Seminar was supported by Anixter, Leoni Kerpen, Pepperl + Fuchs, Phoenix Contact, Posital Fraba, Siemens, and Turck. These companies provided live demonstrations of their products and solutions at a microfair, giving participants the chance to discuss detailed aspects face to face with experts.

The PROFINET multivendor demo was introduced, showing the wireless integration of PROFIBUS DP/PA into PROFINET, also the integration of different products and protocols. The live engineering of an IO-System was demonstrated along with PROFINET’s web diagnostic functions and remote services. Watch our short video:

For now I would like to thank you for giving me the chance to say a few words about our South East Asia activities.

Bernd Lieberth
Chairman, RPA South East Asia