Citect partners with Crescent Electric's Industrial Solutions group

Renowned industrial automation supplier to offer CitectSCADA/HMI and MES solutions for instrumentation solutions across a number of industries...


ALPHARETTA, GA, July 11, 2005 (PRNewswire) -- Citect is pleased to announce Northwest Controls, a member of the Crescent Electric Industrial Solutions Division, has become a Citect "f value" partner. This important partnership will promote Citect's growing demand in Ohio, Iowa, and eastern Nebraska.

Northwest Controls was an industrial automation solutions provider for over 30 years before being acquired by Crescent Electric in 2003. In business since 1919, Crescent Electric Supply Company is one of the largest distributors of electrical, electronic, data communications and automation solutions in the United States.

"We are very pleased to have a partner with the experience and expertise of Crescent Electric. They echo Citect's belief in superior support and service," says Darren Trumeter, president of Citect Americas.

"At Crescent Electric Supply we take pride in offering our customers products from only those solutions providers who have proven track records for superior leading-edge products and world class user support -- Citect is such a company. On behalf of our customers, we're looking forward to a long and successful partnership with Citect," commented Louie Scheiderer, Industrial Solutions Division sales director for Crescent Electric Supply Company.

Crescent Electric also offers complementary solutions from companies like Sixnet and Schneider Electric, GE Fanuc, and Weidmuller. Working with their sales force and applications engineers, Citect anticipates a strong demand in the Midwest for its CitectSCADA, MES and Unity FastLinx products. Unity FastLinx, a process automation solution developed in conjunction with Schneider Electric, fully integrates a common tag database between CitectSCADA/HMI and Schneider Electric PLCs to facilitate a seamless implementation.

With over 6,000 active customers and +80,000 installations worldwide, Citect (www.citect.com) is a worldwide leader in industrial automation and manufacturing execution systems (MES) solutions. Its CitectHMI/SCADA and CitectIIM MES solutions are complemented by professional services, customer support, training, and strong partner programs. Citect solutions are installed in virtually every type of manufacturing: consumer goods, mining and metals, food and beverage manufacturing, water and wastewater facilities, petroleum pipelines, pharmaceutical production, and power distribution systems. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, Citect has regional headquarters in the USA, Australia, Europe, Asia and Africa.

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