If you are an exporter of automation hardware or machines, there's one essential passport to doing business in China and other Far Eastern markets, and that is the CC-Link family of open networks. As a special incentive to current or prospective exporters to get involved and consider the benefits of adopting CC-Link, the CLPA is offering a free 4GB USB stick containing highly valued content from its current Gateway to China (G2C) campaign. All you need do is email your contact details directly to email@example.com and your kit will be posted directly to you.
The CC-Link industrial networking protocol has been widely adopted by Asian industries, for whom it has now become the de-facto standard. Businesses contemplating exporting automation hardware and machines to these markets should not just be aware of this open-standard, but should active embracing it to heighten their chances of winning business in the region.
Though it may have taken a check in recent times, the Chinese economy continues to be the envy of the developed world, with growth figures that Europe and the United States can only dream about. In the coming years, as the world economy improves, China is set to overtake the United States as the world's largest economy. The CLPA believes that businesses cannot afford to miss out on the opportunities that this will bring in terms of export potential.
The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) is currently using its strengths in Asia to help European device manufacturers develop and promote those CC-Link enabled products that will find far greater market acceptance - particularly among Chinese customers, as well as customers across Asia, in general.
The CLPA's "˜Gateway to China' (G2C) programme has been formulated to help exporters with a variety of services, advice and introductions - all designed to ease the route to this lucrative market. As part of this programme, G2C has put together a package of information, including the white paper, "˜Doing Business in China', plus videos, essential information and contacts - all on a USB stick which you can have completely free of charge by emailing your contact details to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Already involved in the G2C program are companies including 3M, ABB Robotics, Balluff GmbH, Bihl+Wiedemann GmbH, Cognex, Datalogic S.p.A., Frontline Test Equipment, Hilscher Geseellschaft für Systemautomation mbH, HMS Industrial Networks, IDEC Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V., Molex, Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH, Pro-face Europe B.V., WAGO Kontakttechnik GmbH & Co KG and Weidmüller's Ethernet infrastructure business unit.
John Browett, CLPA General Manager explains further: "The CLPA is using its strength in Asia to help European device manufacturers develop and promote CC-Link enabled products that will find far greater market acceptance in China. As a well-supported open standard it also has a far higher potential for growth in the future, as many partner companies have already recognised. We are making this offer of a free G2C kit to grab the attention of those people who may be considering exporting and help them to move forwards."