Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, has formed a strategic alliance with Applied Instrument Technologies (AIT), a leading provider of process analysers for online and real-time process analysis. The new partnership extends the capabilities of both companies to provide industry-leading process automation solutions to their respective global customer bases.“We are always looking out for new ways to address critical challenges around efficiency, quality and safety that our customers face in their businesses. This alliance enables us to team up with a great partner to offer our customers better solutions and to improve their businesses,” said Chris Lyden, Senior Vice President, Process Automation Strategy & Offer Management, Industry Business, Schneider Electric. “Together, Schneider Electric and AIT can now provide more technologies and expertise in one integrated solution for online and real-time process analysis, process control and advanced applications, such as blend management, optimisation and planning. This will help to improve efficiencies and add significant value for our customers’ overall business.”The combination of Schneider Electric’s Process Automation portfolio, including its Foxboro Evo™ process automation system, Triconex® safety instrumented systems and global delivery capabilities, together with AIT’s leading portfolio of spectroscopy and chromatography products, particularly its real-time process analysers, will offer customers more comprehensive process analysis, control and advanced operations management solutions in one integrated automation solution from a single vendor. This partnership promises to simplify the path to improved productivity and operational efficiency for our customers and builds on a strong existing relationship between the two companies.“AIT welcomes the opportunity to market its unique portfolio, including ANALECT®, FXI®, MGA™, PIONIR® and RPM® analysers through Schneider Electric. This provides customers with the most advanced integrated process control and analytical solution with a single point of purchase,” added Joseph LaConte, President, AIT. “In concert with the power and global capabilities of Schneider Electric’s industry-leading process automation technologies, this alliance assures our customers are driving more value from their asset base.