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Press Release

Panduit and Rockwell Automation Form Strategic Alliance

October 18, 2012, Milwaukee, WI
Rockwell Automation and Panduit have expanded their long-standing Encompass product-referencing relationship and have formed a strategic alliance.
Rockwell Automation, the world’s leading industrial automation company, and Panduit, a world-class developer and provider of physical infrastructure solutions, are creating innovative and comprehensive offerings. Together, they are driving integrated solutions that help companies reduce risk, improve reliability, and successfully implement EtherNet/IP solutions and architectures.
The two companies are focused on providing optimized physical network infrastructure solutions, effective collaboration between automation and IT, and integrated solutions and services for customers globally. Panduit and Rockwell Automation also plan to work with companies, like Cisco, to help customers seamlessly integrate logical architectures to physical deployment from initial design, maintenance and operations throughout the entire enterprise.
“A strong alignment of Panduit and Rockwell Automation technologies and architectures simplifies network design and integration for our common customers,” said Tom Donovan, president, Panduit. “Our combined capabilities reduce risk, operational costs, and time-to-market.”
“Our mutual customers need a robust, secure and future-ready Ethernet physical infrastructure for their industrial environments,” said John McDermott, senior vice president, Global Sales and Marketing, Rockwell Automation. “Together, we can now offer comprehensive logical to physical plantwide infrastructure solutions and architectures leveraging EtherNet/IP to provide the level of performance, manageability and security required for today’s industrial networks.”
Initial emphasis of the collaboration will be placed on integration of physical implementation, employing best practices and industry standards, providing education and services to facilitate manufacturing and IT convergence, and enabling successful architecture deployment.
About Panduit
Panduit is a world-class developer and provider of leading-edge solutions that connect, manage and automate the physical infrastructure. Panduit Unified Physical Infrastructure (UPI) based solutions help customers integrate core business systems for a smarter, unified business foundation. Our robust partner ecosystem, global staff, and unmatched service and support make Panduit a valuable and trusted partner.
About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs over 21,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries. 

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Thomas Wilk
Panduit Corp.
708.532.1800, ext. 81644   

Stephanie Baumann
Rockwell Automation

Unified Physical Infrastructure is a trademark of Panduit Corp.
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EtherNet/IP is a trademark of ODVA.