Assystem & Schneider Electric Combine Expertise
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in the management of energy and automated systems, and Assystem, an international engineering group, are combining their respective expertise in order to increase their value offer for the industrial sector, and more particularly for manufacturing environments.
Assystem, which is attending the Paris-Le Bourget International Air Show, has specifically invited Schneider Electric to its Chalet on 20 June, in order to spend a day on the subject of the “Factory of the Future”. The two operators took this occasion to mark the official start of their partnership in the presence of Marc Fromager, Director of Automation & Processes at Schneider Electric France, and David Bradley, Executive Vice-President at Assystem GPS.
A rapidly changing sector
The digitisation of industry and of factories results in major disruption, which is sketching the outlines of the industry and factory of the future. Technology enables greater agility and flexibility, and increased intelligence. They are opening the way towards mass-customisation, which is a sizeable challenge for the industry of the future.
The factory of the future involves the successful integration of technology into the customer’s business line. This integration enables genuine gains in productivity, competitiveness and performance, and shapes new business models.
A value-creating partnership for the industrial sector
Buoyed by their complementarity, Schneider Electric and Assystem want to combine their strengths in order to assist industrial groups with these new challenges. As a major player on the market for industrial technology and software solutions, with a global vision based on EcoStruxure - its architecture and its platform for the massive roll-out of IoT solutions - Schneider Electric is an indispensable partner for industry. Meanwhile, Assystem is establishing itself as a standard-setter for production systems and supply chain management engineering, and has a cutting-edge understanding of customers’ performance drivers and business lines.
“Supporting our customers on their way to operating excellence is encouraging us to expand our partner ecosystem. The choice of Assystem was obvious, thanks to its reputation and its expertise with major manufacturing industrial companies, including the aerospace sector, both in France and abroad. We also share the same human values”, says Marc Fromager.
Thanks to this partnership, both operators will be in a position to design and then test comprehensive solutions for industrial companies, which are based on new practices, particularly by relying on their complementary expertise in the machine-learning, industrial performance, and connected objects fields.
“Assystem is on the cutting edge of services that support production and the supply chain. Against the backdrop of the 4th Industrial Revolution, the partnership between Assystem, with its business knowledge and performance drivers, and Schneider Electric, with its technological expertise, will enable the development of industrial solutions linked to the “Factory of the Future”, which optimise every aspect of the factory’s performance”, says David Bradley, Executive Vice-President of Assystem GPS.
The collaboration between both companies’ R&D Departments will enable high value-added customised solutions to be designed, which will then be rolled out on a large scale. Accordingly, Schneider Electric and Assystem are currently working on POCs and POVs (Proofs of Concept and Proofs of Value) with large industrial groups, in order to enable them to benefit from robust, available, and repetitive solutions.