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exida Announces Channel Partnership with Automation Distribution Inc.


  June 21, 2018

Sellersville, PA: As the global leader in functional safety, control system cybersecurity and alarm management for the process industries, exida is pleased to announce their channel partnership with automation solutions provider Automation Distribution Inc. to offer functional safety, software and cybersecurity consulting services. 

The partnership helps exida extend its reach in the machine safety and robotics industry, which has a growing need for cybersecurity products and services.

“Cybersecurity is very important for robotics and autonomous industrial applications. This is where exida’s extensive knowledge and capability in the industrial control system cybersecurity arena can pay dividends,” said Steve Gandy, VP of Global Business at exida. “We believe this collaboration will help enhance Automation Distribution’s solution offering to its customers.”

Automation Distribution specializes in robotics, pneumatics, electrical control and motion control products. “Automation Distribution has established itself as being a quality provider of customized systems, with a focus on safety, and this is the type of company we seek to be associated with,” added Gandy.

“exida has methodically built internal processes, data libraries, and a team of quality people with deep industry knowledge. They can drive results for customers who are interested in comprehensive safety and quality processes within their organizations,” said Phil Marchese, COO of Automation Distribution. 

About exida:

exidais a certification and system consulting firm specializing in safety critical/high availability automation systems, control system cybersecurity and alarm management. exida has performed more process control safety certifications than any other company worldwide. exida’s main offices are located in Sellersville, PA, USA and Munich, Germany, with subsidiary offices in Brazil, Canada, India, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.   

About Automation Distribution:

Automation Distributionis an automation solutions provider specializing in robotics, pneumatics, electrical control and motion control products. With access to a complete selection of industrial products from world class manufacturers, Automation Distribution provides solutions for factory automation, material handling, life science and analytical instruments to meet automation design goals with cost-efficient technical solutions.