Partnership goals to empower producers with agility, intelligence, and scale to ship digital transformation initiatives—from the cloud to the sting

MILWAUKEE – Oct. 6, 2020 Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK) and Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) immediately introduced a five-year partnership enlargement to develop built-in, market-ready options that assist industrial clients enhance digital agility via cloud know-how. By combining every firm’s experience within the industrial and IT markets, respectively, groups can work collectively extra seamlessly, enabling industrial organizations to avoid wasting on infrastructure prices, velocity time-to-value, and enhance productiveness.

Microsoft and Rockwell are working to ship modern edge-to-cloud-based options that join info between improvement, operations and upkeep groups via a singular, trusted information atmosphere. This can permit improvement groups to digitally prototype, configure and collaborate with out investing in expensive bodily tools. This unified information atmosphere additionally allows IT and OT groups to not solely securely entry and share information fashions throughout the group, however with their ecosystem of companions as properly.

“Today, one thing we know for sure is that no business is 100% resilient. Those fortified with digital capabilities and assets are more resilient than others, and the cloud is how they will thrive,” mentioned Judson Althoff, govt vice chairman of worldwide industrial enterprise, Microsoft. “We are pleased to deepen our already strong, decade-long relationship with Rockwell Automation to help businesses simplify industrial transformation, accelerate business outcomes and innovate with agility.”

To this point, the businesses have co-developed over 20 use instances throughout Meals & Beverage, Family and Private Care and Life Sciences industries. The options developed from this partnership will increase and improve their present choices.

“This partnership provides Rockwell Automation and Microsoft customers with a holistic, simple solution for IIoT development and operations and removes data silos that hinder industrial digital transformation initiatives,” mentioned Blake Moret, Chairman and CEO of Rockwell Automation. “By eliminating a core barrier to automation initiatives, industrial organizations establish a digital thread connecting the entire enterprise, which in turn accelerates innovation, maximizes productivity and optimizes operations.”

“Our team has seen the preview release of this new solution and we are excited about collaboration between our strategic partners, Rockwell Automation and Microsoft,” mentioned Tristan Hunter, GM Automation & Operational Know-how at Fonterra Co-operative Group Restricted, New Zealand’s largest firm and chargeable for 30% of the world’s dairy exports. “Moving data from our on-premise assets securely with context and providing new workflows for us to analyze and drive better outcomes is important to maintaining Fonterra’s high standards across our many plants globally.”

Organizations can entry Rockwell Automation options now through the Microsoft Azure Marketplace with extra options at the moment in improvement. The following section of co-innovation options will likely be accessible to joint clients of Rockwell Automation and Microsoft clients in Q1 2021 at Automation Fair At Home.

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) allows digital transformation for the period of an clever cloud and an clever edge. Its mission is to empower each particular person and each group on the planet to attain extra.

About Rockwell Automation 

Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK), is a world chief in industrial automation and digital transformation. We join the imaginations of individuals with the potential of know-how to increase what’s humanly potential, making the world extra productive and extra sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs roughly 23,000 drawback solvers devoted to our clients in additional than 100 nations. To study extra about how we’re bringing The Linked Enterprise to life throughout industrial enterprises, go to

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This information launch incorporates statements about future development and development acceleration, enterprise efficiency, the combination and improvement of options, the closing of the fairness transaction and the usage of proceeds and share repurchases. These statements are “forward-looking statements” as outlined within the Non-public Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Phrases reminiscent of “believe”, “estimate”, “project”, “plan”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “will”, “intend” and different related expressions could determine forward-looking statements. Precise outcomes could differ materially from these projected on account of sure dangers and uncertainties, together with the truth that development could not happen or speed up as anticipated, subscription could not develop profitably as anticipated, the fairness funding could not shut when or as anticipated and any use of proceeds or share repurchases could not happen as anticipated, and the combination of the options and improvement of future options could not happen as anticipated, and people dangers and uncertainties described within the firms’ filings with U.S. Securities and Change Fee . These forward-looking statements replicate our beliefs as of the date of submitting this launch. We undertake no obligation to replace or revise any forward-looking assertion, whether or not on account of new info, future occasions or in any other case.


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