Schneider Electric highlights the importance of software, automation and electrification in accelerating industrial competitiveness

23rd April 2024

Schneider Electric highlights the importance of software, automation and electrification in accelerating industrial competitiveness

Schneider Electric, the industrial technology leader of energy management and automation, will showcase the latest innovations in its portfolio, including industrial software, Artificial Intelligence and Digital Twin technology. These solutions will be demonstrated through the lens of a digital and sustainable life science campus, highlighting Schneider's deep domain expertise across the entire industrial value chain. 

“With industry contributing around 45% of global greenhouse gas emissions[1], it is clear we must act to reduce this and support industrial decarbonization as quickly as possible. The question is how we achieve this while boosting productivity,” said Barbara Frei, Executive Vice President, Industrial Automation at Schneider Electric.“Automation, which is at the heart of industrial operational technology optimizes production processes and is a key enabler for successful digital transformation. It drives productivity and efficiency and helps make the most of energy and raw materials.”

Driving productivity and efficiency through Software-Defined Automation

Hannover Messe, the world’s premier industrial trade fair, is taking place in Hannover, Germany, from April 22 to 26. At the event, Schneider Electric is presenting its vision for automation.

Following the launch of EcoStruxure Automation Expert in 2020, the company continues to build upon its pioneering open, software-defined approach to automation, developing a single, scalable industrial automation environment for continuous, hybrid or discrete processes. 

Focusing on supporting customers’ need to be agile and innovative in response to industrial challenges while simultaneously protecting investments, the company aims to reduce total cost of ownership, simplify processes and operations, and enable industry to operate at higher levels of efficiency and resiliency.

Frei continued “Much of the automation in operation today was designed and installed decades ago, based upon hardware tied to a single supplier and before the massive computing power we have now. With software defined automation and our open approach, we simplify the existing complexity and allow customers to update or change their automation based on what they need, when they need it and from whom they want it.”

New industrial innovations showcased at Schneider Electric’s booth (Hall 11, Booth C52)

Schneider Electric in the wider industrial ecosystem: Co-created innovations 

Press Activities: Schneider Electric sessions for media include:

Monday, April 22, 13:00 – 14.00 CET – Press & Analyst conference

Schneider Electric stand (Hall 11, booth C52) in the learning lounge

Hear what makes an industrial technology leader, including Schneider Electric's vision of software-defined automation and the latest innovations from AVEVA. Followed by a booth tour from 14.15 – 14.45 to see the solutions in action.

Tuesday, April 23, 10:00 – 11.00 CET – Press & Analyst breakfast 

Schneider Electric stand (Hall 11, booth C52) in the booth hospitality area 

Join senior executives to deep dive into the latest offerings including industrial applications on the edge, AVEVA’s Hybrid Manufacturing Execution System and AI in industrial applications. Followed by a booth tour from 11.15 – 11.45.

Schneider Electric In-Stand activities (Hall 11, Booth C52):