Organization will promote adoption of Foundation technology throughout the Indian market
AUSTIN, Texas, May 31, 2007 — The Fieldbus Foundation today announced the establishment of an India marketing committee. The organization, which is made up of representatives of leading process automation companies, will promote adoption of Foundation fieldbus technology throughout the Indian market.
The Fieldbus Foundation India Marketing Committee (FF-IMC) will organize a wide range of fieldbus-related activities, including training seminars, trade show displays, and end user demonstrations.
Fieldbus Foundation Marketing Manager Bill Tatum called the establishment of the India marketing committee "proof that Foundation fieldbus is in strong demand in one of the world's fastest growing industrial regions." He said, "The location of our new India Marketing Committee is key, since the ARC Advisory Group has determined that the BRIC countries, which include Brazil, Russia, India and China, will have an estimated fieldbus CAGR of 32 percent. This committee and its members will play an important role in promoting the primary value propositions of Foundation technology, which include process integrity, business intelligence, and open and scalable integration of information across process manufacturing plants."
The Fieldbus Foundation India Marketing Committee was formally launched at a meeting held on May 23rd at Chancery Pavilion in Bangalore, India. Companies participating in the committee include: ABB, Baliga-Kerpen, Belden, Chemtrols-Fuji/Eckardt, Chino-Laxsons-Smar, Dresser Valves, Emerson Process Management, Endress+Hauser, Honeywell, Invensys, Joseph Leslie Drager, Larson & Toubro-Hima, MTL, Pepperl+Fuchs, R. Stahl, Rockwell Automation, Turck, and Yokogawa.
At its inaugural meeting, the FF-IMC named representatives to a pro-tem committee that will oversee the group until the formal election of steering committee members. Pro-tem committee representatives include: Thampy Mathew, Pepperl+Fuchs, chairman; Ramesh Babu, MTL, vice-chairman; Suhas Bhide, Emerson Process Management, secretary; and A. Dasgupta, Yokogawa, treasurer.
The initial activity of the FF-IMC will be staging Foundation fieldbus educational events for end users, EPCs and consultants in Mumbai and Delhi, India, during the last week of August 2007.For more information about upcoming FF-IMC events email
About the Fieldbus Foundation
The Fieldbus Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation consisting of over 350 leading process and manufacturing automation companies worldwide whose major purpose is to provide an open and neutral environment for the development of a single, international, interoperable fieldbus. In this environment, end users, manufacturers, universities and research organizations are working together to develop the technology, provide development tools, support and training, coordinate field trials and demonstrations, and enable product interoperability. Visit their web site at www.fieldbus.org.