Company consolidates to form largest automation business in the Pacific

SCHNEIDER Electric has announced that it will combine the strength of its core Australian operations with its Engineered Services division and specialist subsidiaries, Citect and NuLec, to form one entity as of the beginning of next year.

SCHNEIDER Electric has announced that it will combine the strength of its core Australian operations with its Engineered Services division and specialist subsidiaries, Citect and NuLec, to form one entity as of the beginning of next year.

Trading as Schneider Electric Australia, the new entity will bring major benefits to customers in relation to specialist support, enhanced customer service, simplicity and end to end solutions.

Lionel Finidori, Managing Director of Schneider Electric in the Pacific Zone, said the move was driven by customers who expressed a desir for more than just world class products and services.

“In a world where energy is rapidly becoming scarce and increasingly expensive, it is clear that solutions that make energy more reliable, productive, efficient and safe are on everyone’s agenda.

“Our new deployment in the Pacific positions us perfectly to respond to these needs both in power and automation, establishing our position as the specialist in energy management.”

Following the integration, Schneider Electric’s Australian business will have three divisions: Automation, Power & ISC (Installation Systems & Control).

Building on the success of both Schneider Electric & Citect in the automation market, the Australian Automation Division will position Schneider Electric as the largest automation company in the Pacific by integrating the Citect Oceania and Schneider Electric Automation teams.

It will provide customers with an unrivalled level of specialist automation support along with integrated hardware and software solutions including MES, SCADA, PLCs, Drives and Services.

Scott Wooldridge, Citect’s Vice President — Oceania, will lead Schneider Electric’s new Australian Automation Division. Scott has been with Citect for 11 years and brings with him a wealth of automation experience.

“This is a unique opportunity for automation within this region. It’s also an opportunity to redefine what people think when they hear Schneider Electric and automation.

“We are committed to bring our customers even better levels of service and support than those that they currently experience from our individual companies,” Scott said.