Mitsubishi Electric Automation Introduces e-F@ctory Program To Drive Efficiencies in Industrial Plants and Manufacturing Facilities

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Vernon Hills, Illinois, January 29, 2014 – In a continuing effort to help its customers increase productivity and reduce total cost of ownership within industrial plants and manufacturing facilities, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. introduces the e-F@ctory Alliance Program. In addition to its own factory automation products and technologies, Mitsubishi Electric Automation now offers connections to complementary products from other vendors through the e-F@ctory Alliance Program to increase productivity from the simple device level to the business system level.Mitsubishi Electric’s e-F@ctory Alliance Program is a third-party referencing program with other automation hardware and software vendors that allows customers to select solutions that best solve their automation challenges. e-F@ctory Alliance third-party vendor solutions are thoroughly tested with Mitsubishi Electric products, ensuring compatibility and ease of implementation. Complete documentation, including quick start guides, sample programs and maintenance screens when required, will be available for each solution, drastically reducing the time necessary to implement and maintain these solutions.Through the e-F@ctory Alliance Program, Mitsubishi Electric Automation and the company’s Alliance vendors work together to help customers reduce total cost of ownership. This occurs through pre-engineered integration, making the latest technologies easier to use and more cost effective.

“With the e-F@ctory Alliance Program, we’re helping our customers increase productivity to gain an edge in their fiercely competitive markets,” said Robert Miller, senior manager, strategic collaborations and partnerships, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. “We see the e-F@ctory Alliance Program as a win-win for both our customers and the Alliance vendors.”

Customer benefits:

  • Proven product and technology solutions
  • Reduced engineering time to integrate solutions using Mitsubishi Electric hardware with Alliance vendor products
  • Connectivity from the sensor level to the business intelligence level
  • Reduced downtime, intuitive maintenance screens, as well as backup and restore capabilities
  • Ability to implement the latest technology quickly and efficiently

Vendor benefits:

  • Join forces with a global leader in factory automation products and technologies
  • Access to Mitsubishi Electric-specific protocols and development hardware
  • Worldwide exposure through Mitsubishi Electric marketing through signage, website, advertising and trade shows
  • Increase sales opportunities through joint sales and marketing

Initial third-party hardware and software in the e-F@ctory Alliance Program include Balluff, CC-Link Partner Association, COGNEX, LEM®, MDT Software, eWON, Kepware Technologies, Ocean Data Systems – Dream Report™, and Powerit Solutions®.

For more information on how the e-F@ctory Alliance Program can increase productivity, Mitsubishi Electric Automation encourages engineering managers, integrators and other factory automation professionals to visit the e-F@ctory Alliance Program page on its website. Automation vendors interested in joining the program are also invited to visit the web site. Additional information on the comprehensive line of factory automation equipment and technologies from Mitsubishi Electric Automation is available at


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