Overview
Supplier SloganNew Automation Technology.Sensors Worldwide
HQ LocationTaiwanGermanyWorldwideAustriaGermanySingapore
Year Founded198419801989198719211993
Company TypePrivatePrivatePrivatePrivatePrivatePublic
Stock TickerNASDAQ: HOLI
Revenue$100m-1b$100m-1b$10-100m$10-100m$100m-1b$100m-1b
Employees201 - 1,0001,001 - 10,000201 - 1,00051 - 2001,001 - 10,0001,001 - 10,000
Website Open website Open website Open website Open website Open website Open website
Company Description
Founded in 1984, ACE PILLAR Co., Ltd. is a leading industrial automation company and recognized as the most valued provider in the market. With the ISO-9001 certified in 2002, ACE PILLAR is approved of its consistent and superior quality in customer service as well as Assurance of high-quality products. We are a reliable distributor of automatic Mechatronics components as well as a professional provider of technical service for the automation manufacturers and customers.

Beckhoff implements open automation systems based on PC Control technology. Products that can be used as separate components or integrated into a complete and seamless control system are available for all industries.

Adroit Technologies is a privately held software development company that has been developing award winning real-time software for the industrial automation markets for over 25 years. The principal activities of the company are product development, consulting and solutions development, primarily in the industrial sector. Year founded: 1989 Revenue: $11 - 100 million (2014 est.)

COPA-DATA is the technological leader for ergonomic and highly-dynamic process solutions. The company, founded in 1987, develops the software zenon for HMI/SCADA, Dynamic Production Reporting and integrated PLC systems at its headquarters in Austria. zenon is sold through its own offices in Europe, North America and Asia, as well as partners and distributors throughout the world. Customers benefit from local contact persons and local support thanks to a decentralized corporate structure. As an independent company, COPA-DATA can act quickly and flexibly, continues to set new standards in functionality and ease of use and leads the market trends. Over 135,000 installed systems in more than 90 countries provide companies in the Food & Beverage, Energy & Infrastructure, Automotive and Pharmaceutical sectors with new scope for efficient automation.

With over 50 years of sensor experience, Balluff GmbH is a world leader and one of the most efficient manufacturers of sensor technology with company office in Neuhausen a.d.F. directly at Stuttgart. The company offers sophisticated technology and very modern electronics application-specific customer solutions and an individual consultation and first-class service.

Founded in 1993, HollySys is a leading automation and IT solutions provider with more than 60 representative offices across Asia Pacific and other regions. HollySys specializes in Industrial Automation, Railway Transport Automation and Mechanical & Electrical (M&E) Solutions. Our mission ‘Automation for Better Life’ shapes our decades of engineering experiences to empower our customers with enhanced operational safety, reliability, efficiency, and intelligence which value adds to their businesses.

The Company's business segments are industrial automation, rail transportation, mechanical and electrical solutions, and miscellaneous.

The Company's technologies are applied through its industrial automation solution suite, including the Distributed Control System (DCS), Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), Real-time Management Information System (RMIS), HolliAS Asset Management System (HAMS), Operator Training System (OTS), HolliAS BATCH (Batch Application Package), HolliAS Advanced Process Control Package (APC Suite), Safety Instrumentation System (SIS), high-speed railway signaling system of Train Control Center (TCC), Automatic Train Protection (ATP), Subway Supervisory and Control platform, nuclear power non-safety automation and control system HolliAs-NMS DCS, and other products.

IoT Solutions
In response to the moving steps of automation industry, ACE PILLAR focus not only on retailing and distribution but take the " One Stop Shopping" initiatives in providing customers with diversified and comprehensive products and helping manufacturers address the growing competitive pressures to reduce costs, conserve resources, improve productivity and reduce the time to market for material goods and services through our integral technical service.

The purpose of Industry 4.0 is to make manufacturing more flexible, efficient and sustainable through communication and intelligence, thus increasing the competitiveness of German industry. One major component of this approach is control technology, which is still far from reaching its full potential. Improved communication methodologies and the rising convergence of information and automation technologies will deliver significant progress – something Beckhoff has always focused on with its PC-based control technology and fieldbus communication. Beckhoff provides the foundational technologies and tools needed today to implement Industrie 4.0 concepts and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, all via PC-based control. TwinCAT engineering and control software packages are available for the creation of applications such as Big Data, pattern recognition as well as condition or power monitoring, in addition to traditional control tasks – which can sustainably increase production and engineering efficiency as a result.

Andoit Technologies believes that in the year 2020, the world will be more connected, wireless networks will connect more machines than people and M2M technology will help us to be more energy and cost efficient, safer and more secure. This is the era of connected intelligence. With over 25 years’ experience in delivering scalable SCADA solutions into industries such as water and waste water, utilities, oil and gas, mining, telecommunications and a host of other industries, Adroit Technologies was placed to leverage its SCADA solution and build the Adroit M2M platform. Adroit’s Agent/Object architecture within the I/O Server offers a lot more built-in functionality such as scripting, transacting data into databases etc. saving users massive development time.

zenon® is COPA-DATA’s industrial automation software for ergonomic and highly dynamic process solutions. Based on the latest Microsoft technologies and products such as the Microsoft Azure cloud platform and Windows 10, it allows for end-to-end Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions – from the field level up to the Azure cloud platform. Customers from both private businesses and the public sector highly benefit from COPA-DATA’s software zenon in terms of operational excellence, new business insights, increased productivity/efficiency, savings of valuable resources such as energy and water, significant cost savings and more.

The competitive advantage of Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is at your fingertips. The technology that enables these advantages is here now and well proven. Intelligent, connected systems provide scalability to seamlessly grow with your manufacturing needs. Are you ready to capitalize? Our commitment is to the development and manufacture of sensors, identification systems and connectivity solutions for every area of industrial automation. We already offer the necessary technologies for implementing Industry 4.0 and IIoT solutions. • Integration in successive stages as budget and time allow • Prioritize projects based on need with scalable implemention • Capitalize on existing control architectures to quickly realize Industry 4.0 and IIoT
Key Customers

Wifag-Polytype Technologies AG

Star Refrigeration, EDF-Energy NGL, Servelec Controls

LG Innotek, Samsung Electronics, Texas Instruments, BMW Group, DÜRR, Volkswagen, Audi, Kuka, Alstom Grid, Siemens, Sprecher Automation, Adelholzener Alpenquellen, Bonduelle, Bosch Packaging Systems, Krones, Baxter, Lifescane, Roche, ABB, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Barilla, Continental, Carlsberg, Coca-Cola, Ford, Heineken, Microsoft, Nestle, Dr. Reddy's, Pfizer, PepsiCo, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, SABMiller, Thyssen-Krupp, Vattenfall

Baise Hundreds of Mine Power Generation, China Shenghua Fujian Energy Power Plant, PT Indonesia Power

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Parent Company
Supporting Files

IoT Snapshot
TechnologiesAutomation & ControlProcessors & Edge IntelligenceSensorsActuatorsAutomation & ControlProcessors & Edge IntelligenceAutomation & ControlFunctional ApplicationsNetworks & ConnectivityPlatform as a Service (PaaS)RobotsSensorsAutomation & ControlFunctional ApplicationsInfrastructure as a Service (IaaS)Platform as a Service (PaaS)SensorsAutomation & ControlNetworks & ConnectivitySensorsAnalytics & ModelingAutomation & ControlFunctional Applications
IndustriesAutomotiveConstruction & InfrastructureMarine & ShippingPackagingRecycling & Waste ManagementRenewable EnergyAutomotiveElectrical GridsEquipment & MachineryFood & BeveragePackagingPharmaceuticalsUtilitiesAutomotiveLife SciencesMetalsPackagingRenewable EnergyBuildingsChemicalsEquipment & MachineryFood & BeverageMetalsMiningOil & GasPaper & PulpPharmaceuticalsRenewable EnergyUtilities
Use CasesBuilding Automation & ControlPicking, Sorting & PositioningOutdoor Environmental MonitoringTamper DetectionTrack & Trace of AssetsBuilding Energy ManagementProcess Control & OptimizationRemote Asset ManagementSmart City Operations
FunctionsLogistics & TransportationWarehouse & Inventory ManagementBusiness OperationDiscrete Manufacturing
ServicesTraining

Technology Stack
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)NoneNoneNoneModerateNoneNone
Platform as a Service (PaaS)NoneNoneStrongModerateNoneNone
Application Infrastructure & MiddlewareNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Analytics & ModelingNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneMinor
Functional ApplicationsNoneNoneMinorMinorNoneModerate
Cybersecurity & PrivacyNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Networks & ConnectivityNoneNoneMinorNoneMinorNone
Processors & Edge IntelligenceMinorMinorNoneNoneNoneNone
SensorsModerateNoneModerateMinorModerateNone
Automation & ControlModerateModerateModerateModerateMinorStrong
RobotsNoneNoneMinorNoneNoneNone
DronesNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
WearablesNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
ActuatorsNoneMinorNoneNoneNoneNone
ComponentsNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone

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Overview
Supplier SloganNew Automation Technology.Sensors Worldwide
HQ LocationTaiwanGermanyWorldwideAustriaGermanySingapore
Year Founded198419801989198719211993
Company TypePrivatePrivatePrivatePrivatePrivatePublic
Stock TickerNASDAQ: HOLI
Revenue$100m-1b$100m-1b$10-100m$10-100m$100m-1b$100m-1b
Employees201 - 1,0001,001 - 10,000201 - 1,00051 - 2001,001 - 10,0001,001 - 10,000
Website Open website Open website Open website Open website Open website Open website
Company Description
Founded in 1984, ACE PILLAR Co., Ltd. is a leading industrial automation company and recognized as the most valued provider in the market. With the ISO-9001 certified in 2002, ACE PILLAR is approved of its consistent and superior quality in customer service as well as Assurance of high-quality products. We are a reliable distributor of automatic Mechatronics components as well as a professional provider of technical service for the automation manufacturers and customers.

Beckhoff implements open automation systems based on PC Control technology. Products that can be used as separate components or integrated into a complete and seamless control system are available for all industries.

Adroit Technologies is a privately held software development company that has been developing award winning real-time software for the industrial automation markets for over 25 years. The principal activities of the company are product development, consulting and solutions development, primarily in the industrial sector. Year founded: 1989 Revenue: $11 - 100 million (2014 est.)

COPA-DATA is the technological leader for ergonomic and highly-dynamic process solutions. The company, founded in 1987, develops the software zenon for HMI/SCADA, Dynamic Production Reporting and integrated PLC systems at its headquarters in Austria. zenon is sold through its own offices in Europe, North America and Asia, as well as partners and distributors throughout the world. Customers benefit from local contact persons and local support thanks to a decentralized corporate structure. As an independent company, COPA-DATA can act quickly and flexibly, continues to set new standards in functionality and ease of use and leads the market trends. Over 135,000 installed systems in more than 90 countries provide companies in the Food & Beverage, Energy & Infrastructure, Automotive and Pharmaceutical sectors with new scope for efficient automation.

With over 50 years of sensor experience, Balluff GmbH is a world leader and one of the most efficient manufacturers of sensor technology with company office in Neuhausen a.d.F. directly at Stuttgart. The company offers sophisticated technology and very modern electronics application-specific customer solutions and an individual consultation and first-class service.

Founded in 1993, HollySys is a leading automation and IT solutions provider with more than 60 representative offices across Asia Pacific and other regions. HollySys specializes in Industrial Automation, Railway Transport Automation and Mechanical & Electrical (M&E) Solutions. Our mission ‘Automation for Better Life’ shapes our decades of engineering experiences to empower our customers with enhanced operational safety, reliability, efficiency, and intelligence which value adds to their businesses.

The Company's business segments are industrial automation, rail transportation, mechanical and electrical solutions, and miscellaneous.

The Company's technologies are applied through its industrial automation solution suite, including the Distributed Control System (DCS), Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), Real-time Management Information System (RMIS), HolliAS Asset Management System (HAMS), Operator Training System (OTS), HolliAS BATCH (Batch Application Package), HolliAS Advanced Process Control Package (APC Suite), Safety Instrumentation System (SIS), high-speed railway signaling system of Train Control Center (TCC), Automatic Train Protection (ATP), Subway Supervisory and Control platform, nuclear power non-safety automation and control system HolliAs-NMS DCS, and other products.

IoT Solutions
In response to the moving steps of automation industry, ACE PILLAR focus not only on retailing and distribution but take the " One Stop Shopping" initiatives in providing customers with diversified and comprehensive products and helping manufacturers address the growing competitive pressures to reduce costs, conserve resources, improve productivity and reduce the time to market for material goods and services through our integral technical service.

The purpose of Industry 4.0 is to make manufacturing more flexible, efficient and sustainable through communication and intelligence, thus increasing the competitiveness of German industry. One major component of this approach is control technology, which is still far from reaching its full potential. Improved communication methodologies and the rising convergence of information and automation technologies will deliver significant progress – something Beckhoff has always focused on with its PC-based control technology and fieldbus communication. Beckhoff provides the foundational technologies and tools needed today to implement Industrie 4.0 concepts and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, all via PC-based control. TwinCAT engineering and control software packages are available for the creation of applications such as Big Data, pattern recognition as well as condition or power monitoring, in addition to traditional control tasks – which can sustainably increase production and engineering efficiency as a result.

Andoit Technologies believes that in the year 2020, the world will be more connected, wireless networks will connect more machines than people and M2M technology will help us to be more energy and cost efficient, safer and more secure. This is the era of connected intelligence. With over 25 years’ experience in delivering scalable SCADA solutions into industries such as water and waste water, utilities, oil and gas, mining, telecommunications and a host of other industries, Adroit Technologies was placed to leverage its SCADA solution and build the Adroit M2M platform. Adroit’s Agent/Object architecture within the I/O Server offers a lot more built-in functionality such as scripting, transacting data into databases etc. saving users massive development time.

zenon® is COPA-DATA’s industrial automation software for ergonomic and highly dynamic process solutions. Based on the latest Microsoft technologies and products such as the Microsoft Azure cloud platform and Windows 10, it allows for end-to-end Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions – from the field level up to the Azure cloud platform. Customers from both private businesses and the public sector highly benefit from COPA-DATA’s software zenon in terms of operational excellence, new business insights, increased productivity/efficiency, savings of valuable resources such as energy and water, significant cost savings and more.

The competitive advantage of Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is at your fingertips. The technology that enables these advantages is here now and well proven. Intelligent, connected systems provide scalability to seamlessly grow with your manufacturing needs. Are you ready to capitalize? Our commitment is to the development and manufacture of sensors, identification systems and connectivity solutions for every area of industrial automation. We already offer the necessary technologies for implementing Industry 4.0 and IIoT solutions. • Integration in successive stages as budget and time allow • Prioritize projects based on need with scalable implemention • Capitalize on existing control architectures to quickly realize Industry 4.0 and IIoT
Key Customers

Wifag-Polytype Technologies AG

Star Refrigeration, EDF-Energy NGL, Servelec Controls

LG Innotek, Samsung Electronics, Texas Instruments, BMW Group, DÜRR, Volkswagen, Audi, Kuka, Alstom Grid, Siemens, Sprecher Automation, Adelholzener Alpenquellen, Bonduelle, Bosch Packaging Systems, Krones, Baxter, Lifescane, Roche, ABB, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Barilla, Continental, Carlsberg, Coca-Cola, Ford, Heineken, Microsoft, Nestle, Dr. Reddy's, Pfizer, PepsiCo, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, SABMiller, Thyssen-Krupp, Vattenfall

Baise Hundreds of Mine Power Generation, China Shenghua Fujian Energy Power Plant, PT Indonesia Power

Subsidiary
Parent Company
Supporting Files

IoT Snapshot
TechnologiesAutomation & ControlProcessors & Edge IntelligenceSensorsActuatorsAutomation & ControlProcessors & Edge IntelligenceAutomation & ControlFunctional ApplicationsNetworks & ConnectivityPlatform as a Service (PaaS)RobotsSensorsAutomation & ControlFunctional ApplicationsInfrastructure as a Service (IaaS)Platform as a Service (PaaS)SensorsAutomation & ControlNetworks & ConnectivitySensorsAnalytics & ModelingAutomation & ControlFunctional Applications
IndustriesAutomotiveConstruction & InfrastructureMarine & ShippingPackagingRecycling & Waste ManagementRenewable EnergyAutomotiveElectrical GridsEquipment & MachineryFood & BeveragePackagingPharmaceuticalsUtilitiesAutomotiveLife SciencesMetalsPackagingRenewable EnergyBuildingsChemicalsEquipment & MachineryFood & BeverageMetalsMiningOil & GasPaper & PulpPharmaceuticalsRenewable EnergyUtilities
Use CasesBuilding Automation & ControlPicking, Sorting & PositioningOutdoor Environmental MonitoringTamper DetectionTrack & Trace of AssetsBuilding Energy ManagementProcess Control & OptimizationRemote Asset ManagementSmart City Operations
FunctionsLogistics & TransportationWarehouse & Inventory ManagementBusiness OperationDiscrete Manufacturing
ServicesTraining

Technology Stack
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)NoneNoneNoneModerateNoneNone
Platform as a Service (PaaS)NoneNoneStrongModerateNoneNone
Application Infrastructure & MiddlewareNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Analytics & ModelingNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneMinor
Functional ApplicationsNoneNoneMinorMinorNoneModerate
Cybersecurity & PrivacyNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Networks & ConnectivityNoneNoneMinorNoneMinorNone
Processors & Edge IntelligenceMinorMinorNoneNoneNoneNone
SensorsModerateNoneModerateMinorModerateNone
Automation & ControlModerateModerateModerateModerateMinorStrong
RobotsNoneNoneMinorNoneNoneNone
DronesNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
WearablesNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
ActuatorsNoneMinorNoneNoneNoneNone
ComponentsNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone

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