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Rockwell Automation Awarded Silver in the 2014 Asia Pacific Stevie Awards

Press Release   •   May 08, 2014 09:58 +08

Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, announced today that its Singapore Operations’ Asia Pacific Business Center (APBC) won Silver in the 2014 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards in the category ‘Manufacturing Company of the Year’ for all countries outside of South Korea. More than 400 entries from 22 countries across Asia Pacific competed, with a panel of over 100 executives judging the submissions. Rockwell Automation was honoured for the APBC’s success in its role as Rockwell Automation’s global development headquarters for the company’s CompactLogix™; SLC™; Distributed Input/Output; Micro Controllers; PanelView™ Component; and Component Drives.

Based in Singapore, the APBC, supported by over 600 research and development, engineering and manufacturing experts, is conveniently located near machine builders in Asia Pacific, a market vital to Rockwell Automation’s global growth. As Rockwell Automation established the Rockwell Production System (RPS) to provide the framework for achieving process and production excellence in its manufacturing facilities, the APBC adopted it so its leaders and employees can work together effectively to better serve the company’s customers.

“The APBC consistently implements the RPS framework to build the highest quality products and solutions at the lowest cost and with the shortest lead time. The key elements within the RPS charter include: Environment Health and Safety (EHS); Strategic Deployment (SD) and Manufacturing Operating Rhythm (MOR); Built-in Quality; Lean/Productivity; Product Engineering; Supply Chain Management; and People,” said Ernest Nicolas, Regional Director, Asia Pacific Manufacturing, Rockwell Automation. “Embracing RPS creates a standardised global approach to production and continuously improves our quality, productivity and manufacturing agility – exceeding our business goals and meeting our customers’ evolving needs.”

In April, the APBC also won this year's APICS Corporate Award of Excellence - Asia from the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management. That award was in appreciation of the APBC's achievement in meeting and overcoming the challenges of an ever-changing supply chain and operations landscape.

About The Stevie Awards

The Stevie Awards were created in 2002 to recognise the achievements of organisations and business people worldwide. Its mission is to raise the profile of exemplary organisations and individuals amongst the press, the business community, and the general public. Today, the Stevie has become one of the world's most coveted business awards. The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards are the newest Stevie Award programme, with 2014 being its inaugural year. They were open to all organisations in 22 of the major countries in Asia Pacific. For more information, visit:

About Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs about 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

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Joy Francisco
Asia-Pacific Connections for Rockwell Automation
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