News Release

Rockwell Automation, Panduit, and Cisco open Manufacturing Advanced Technology Center in Mexico City

Cisco Press Release

MEXICO CITY, 28 March 2019.- Rockwell Automation, Panduit and Cisco, with special collaboration with Tecnologico de Monterrey, EY and Unified announced today the opening of their Manufacturing Advanced Technology Center (MATC) in Mexico City.  The MATC showcases how companies in the automotive, mining, food & beverage and cementing industries can embrace the future now by establishing their digital journey for transformation and navigating the new Industry 4.0 era.

Companies visiting the MATC can witness real solutions by simulating and prototyping projects, learning about state-of-the-art solutions and co-innovating with a multidisciplinary group of experts. The impact on businesses can be extraordinary. Firms can achieve unparalleled levels of productivity and cost efficiencies by leveraging technologies such as big data, cloud computing, automation, IoT and process integration. And, all of these technologies are under a cybersecurity umbrella to protect a business.

Customer experience at the MATC is focused on personalization. By focusing on the specific needs and priorities of each client, businesses can transform data into action.

The team of experts at the MATC has been designed to help clients unlock the highest value possible. This includes understanding and mapping the current business situation and challenges to identifying the best solutions to create a positive impact in the least amount of time with the highest return on investment.

In the MATC, EY brings their globally local business expertise together with Rockwell for process automation, Panduit’s industrial infrastructure, Cisco’s incomparable power to drive agility to businesses with enterprise and industrial connectivity, Unified Networks as IT integrator and finally Tecnológico de Monterrey with all its research and academic talent – all of them in one single place to embrace each challenge and define the best solution for all of their clients.

The Manufacturing Advanced Technology Center will deliver:

Customer Journey:

  • Digital Capabilities approach: learn, develop and implement at production lines
    • Risk Management Capability
    • Data Capabilities
    • Business Operations Capability
    • Workforce Enablement Capability
    • Customer Experience Capability
  • The MATC can solve Line of Business challenges and requests based on multidisciplinary projects
  • Education and Training

Business Financials:

  • Assure that investments in the production areas are on the correct path
  • Guidance on global industry tendencies, including free trade agreements and regulations in Mexico
  • Improvement of KPIs based on Value Analysis

Technology Strategy:

  • Execute sales models based on the solution at the MATC (Proof of Concept/Value)
  • Technology principles of the Industry 4.0 approach
  • Provide solutions based on Business outcomes

Growth:

  • Bring value to new companies that will arrive to Mexico
  • Bring guidance and technology knowledge to Small and Medium Mexican companies to help solve their business challenges
  • Discuss solutions for the Chambers of Commerce to address their needs and enable growth

 

The center is open to all industry professionals from the automotive, mining, cementing, food & beverages industries ready to embrace the future.

Supporting Quotes

Miguel Lopez Conde, Rockwell Regional Director Mexico

We understand the continuous challenges our customers are facing, in order to compete the complex global environment; while maintaining the balance to serve the local market. Having the appropriate insights we can support them to gain the required flexibility to achieve their goals. MATC is a fundamental piece to provocate the discussion in a safe environment to help them to expand their possibilities.

Kaleb Avila, LatinAmerican director for Network Infrastructure from Panduit

The convergence between IT (Information Technology) and OT (Operation Technology) highlights a huge difference regarding the capacity of business to become more efficient and competitive. Mexico is one of the markets that cares and occupies itself by staying at the forefront. The development of the Manufacturing Advance Technology Center is a way in which we support the industry to join the fourth industrial revolution or Industry 4.0 and to find solutions for a connected world.

Alfredo Alvarez Laparte, Energy Segment Leader - EY Latin America North at EY

The world is changing faster and faster and we must re-invent how we run our companies and our industries now, because the future is now and business as usual is not acceptable anymore; a time of rapid change is a time of incredible opportunities; all the computing power we need is already here; at EY we are embracing this change, helping our clients around the world to surf on the top of this wave of disruption and create a real competitive advantage in their industries. The Advance Technology Center will be the place where we’ll take our clients to a state of unconstraint and experimental thinking to rapidly position them into the future.

Alejandro Aramburu, UNIFIED General Director

The rapid moves and transformation in the business environment are demanding new levels of understanding and pragmatism to define a concise and productive agenda for digital transformation at all levels and industries. Manufacturing Advanced Technology Center in Mexico City brings that level of pragmatism and vision under well-established use cases and expertise for Industry 4.0 play, driving a whole new different experience.

Isidro Quintana, Cisco Mexico Country Manager

The significant changes that industries face in a very competitive environment drive to a transformation of the business where the dynamism and efficiency are the priority. Since 1993, Cisco in México supports the digital development of the country, and in this case, the Manufacturing Advanced Technology Center, where test and reaction scenarios can take place, may help to solve the daily challenges that the industry needs to tackle in the path of the 4th Industrial Revolution

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, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs approximately 23,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.​

 About Panduit

 Since 1955, Panduit's culture of curiosity and passion for problem solving have enabled more meaningful connections between companies' business goals and their marketplace success. Panduit creates leading-edge physical, electrical, network infrastructure and AV solutions for enterprise-wide environments, from the data center to the telecom room, from the desktop to the plant floor. Headquartered in Tinley Park, Ill., USA and operating in 112 global locations, Panduit's proven reputation for quality and technology leadership, coupled with a robust partner ecosystem, help support, sustain, and empower business growth in a connected world.

About EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. For more information about our organization, please visit ey.com.

About Unified (unified.mx)

Unified is a leading IT Solutions developer in Mexico, Headquartered in Guadalajara (Mexico). It employs around 210 talented people delivering value for verticals industries (retail and manufacturing) with state of art technologies. Unified has operations in main three cities of the country, Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey.

About Tecnológico de Monterrey

Tecnológico de Monterrey (http://www.tec.mx) is a private, non-profit university founded in 1943 with a vision of developing leaders with an entrepreneurial spirit, a humanistic outlook and globally competitive, with a presence in 20 cities of Mexico. The Tec de Monterrey has more than 64,000 students and almost 7,000 professors in Bachelor and postgraduate levels and has more than 27,000 students and over 2,500 teachers in high school level. The institution is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) since 1950; and holds the 178th position in the QS World University Rankings (2019), and according to its opinion indicator among employers, the Tec de Monterrey ranked 1st in Mexico and 52th in the world. In the QS University Rankings: Latin America (2019) the institution ranked 6th. In this Region, according to Times Higher Education Latin America University Rankings (2018) the Institution ranked 1st in Mexico and 5th in Latin America; and it is the only university in Latin America among the Top Schools for Entrepreneurship (2019) by Princeton Review and Entrepreneur, holding the 10th position in bachelor’s Enterprise programs. It is the number one institution in the Education Sector within the MERCO Companies Ranking that measures corporate reputation in Mexico.

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