CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) Opens Office in Mexico

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CC-Link Partner Association

Responding to demand by Mexican manufacturers for local CC-Link service, training and support, the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) announced today that it has opened a branch office in Mexico City. Industrial automation users of CC-Link technology in Mexico had previously traveled to the U.S. for training. This move strengthens CC-Link’s position as a leading global open automation network technology and expands the CLPA’s global reach. CLPA’s other offices are located in the U.S., China, Germany, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, India, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

The new office serves all of Mexico including the Bajio region of North-Central Mexico where the CLPA has produced a series of seminars and workshops. The Mexico City location was chosen because of the region’s strong manufacturing base, especially automotive, and food and beverage – sectors in which the CLPA focuses. Located near the bulk of Mexico's industrial workforce, the Bajio region is connected to suppliers in the U.S. and Asia and consumers in the U.S. and Canada. The manufacturing sector in this region is growing, in large part, because of its low overhead.

During a presentation ceremony in Aguascalientes to commemorate the grand opening, Robert Miller, director of CLPA Americas, emphasized the need for a local CLPA team familiar with Mexico’s culture and language. The CLPA’s plans in Mexico will emphasize support for users, including continuing its series of seminars and workshops. The CLPA also expects to establish relationships with universities and educational institutions in the area so that Mexican students learn about the operation of CC-Link in a classroom setting before joining the industrial automation workforce.

The new office will increase local engineers’ exposure to the latest technology designed to improve plant efficiency and production reliability. Plant maintenance managers and system integrators will also benefit from the advanced training, which will help them improve manufacturing safety and production efficiency, as well as worker satisfaction.

CC-Link is a high-speed, high-performance family of open automation network technologies that facilitates communication of devices from numerous manufacturers, resulting in a fast, deterministic control system. It was originally developed by Mitsubishi Electric, a global leader in automation and motion control technologies, and turned over to the CLPA, an independent third party.

About the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA)
Established in 2000, the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) is an international organization with more than 2,500 member companies worldwide. The partners’ common objective is the promotion and technical development of the family of CC-Link open network technologies – including CC-Link, CC-Link IE (Industrial Ethernet), and CC-Link Safety. The CLPA manages the technical specifications of CC-Link, conducts conformance tests, supports product development using CC-Link, helps users select devices and conducts promotional activities for CC-Link. More than 1,500 certified products are available from more than 300 manufacturers. CC-Link is the leading open industrial automation network technology in Asia and is becoming increasingly popular in Europe and the Americas. The Americas headquarters is near Chicago, Illinois. Information is available at http://www.CCLinkAmerica.org.

Contact:
CC-Link Partner Association-Americas (CLPA)
Robert Miller
500 Corporate Woods Parkway
Vernon Hills, IL 60061

(847) 478-2423
E-Mail info@CCLinkAmerica.org
URL:http://www.CCLinkAmerica.org/