The transition towards Industry 4.0 puts requirements for both deep OT and IT skills which is a challenge. In fact, a recent survey reported lack of in-house skills as the most significant barrier to digital innovation for Industrial IoT.
The Swedish Floor manufacturer Välinge Innovation AB have started an engagement with Wonderware Scandinavia to implement Crosser low-code edge analytics solution to overcome this hurdle.
Stockholm May 06, 2021 — Crosser, the leading low-code platform for Streaming Analytics, Automation, and Integration for Industrial IoT, today announced partnerships with Wonderware and Factory Systemes Groupe present in 10 European countries.
Wonderware Benelux & Scandinavia (The Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Norway) Wonderware Italy, and Factory Systemes Groupe (France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland) are all leading distributors and part of the AVEVA Partner Ecosystem, one of the largest and most active value-adding global networks in the industrial automation market.
We are very proud to announce these partnerships in Europe, says Crosser CEO and Co-founder Martin Thunman. All partners are known for deep understanding of their customers and their ability to constantly optimize value, efficiency, and sustainability for their customers.
- Together with Crosser, we can help Italian industries get going faster with a very flexible approach, says Edoardo Manicardi, President at Wonderware Italy. Crosser complements the AVEVA products and lowers the bar of innovation for Industry 4.0, Mr. Manicardi continues.
These leading AVEVA Distributors footprint in the European Industry is very noticeable with over 10.000 combined industrial customers. Over the years, they have provided systems and solutions to virtually every industrial vertical, illustrating their unique insights into the market.
That, combined with Crosser's Low-Code approach to Edge Analytics and Integration, provides values beyond the technical hurdles that often are the starting point for industrial digitalization projects.
- There is a need for bridging OT and IT people, processes, and systems within the Industry, says Peter Karlsson, Managing Director at Wonderware Scandinavia. Customers want to simplify all phases of their IoT projects to shorten the time to value.
Addressing both small and big use cases is another vital topic among European industries. Local project teams often need to implement new use cases and projects themselves, with limited support from central expertise. Modern software therefore needs to have a new level of self-service capabilities built-in.
- The Crosser Platform is exactly what customers are asking for. An easy-to-learn software that is like a Swiss Army Knife, filled with building blocks that makes it possible to address a huge variety of use cases and technical challenges. It’s very easy to get started and there is an excellent online-training package which simplifies for everyone, especially in these pandemic times, says Fabien Serre, CTO at Factory Systemes Groupe (AVEVA distributor France and DACH)
This brings us back to the Swedish floor manufacturer Välinge Innovation AB. They have themselves been promoters of ease-of-use solutions for their customers since 1993 when they pioneered the concept of glueless click flooring and changed the way people install and use floorings. Jimmy Olofsson, It-Manager at Välinge Innovation AB, explains:
The innovation lies in our culture. It is an attitude as well as a way of working. We want to be able to try ideas and solutions on a smaller scale, quickly and easily, and if the outcome is as we intended, scale them up to our entire business."
About Wonderware Benelux, Scandinavia and Italy
Wonderware Benelux, Scandinavia and Italy are the distributors of AVEVA Software in our respective regions, and we have been distributors of the AVEVA software for 20 plus years. AVEVA is a global leader within design, simulation, and industrial software, where legacy Wonderware and Citect are included.
About Factory Systemes Groupe
Our mission is to provide Industrial Companies with the best technologies available on the market, so they can successfully drive their Digital Transformation at the OT level. Over the past 30 Years, Factory Systemes Groupe has built a strong knowledge in Industrial Systems and Software solutions. Factory Systemes Groupe represents some leading technology suppliers on the market such as Advantech and AVEVA. The company's DNA is focused on managing the entire Product Distribution Life Cycle, including the management of the Partner Ecosystem. We Believe that Operational Excellence for our customers comes from the right choice in term of Solutions as well as the right Partner System Integrator. At Factory Systemes Groupe we make sure those key success factors are met so customers can extract the best value from their investments. With over 135 employees, Factory Systemes Groupe continues to deliver a consistent growth year over year, achieving a revenue of more than 50 M€. The company is serving more than 9 000 end-users and over 400 System Integrators in France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.