Bilfinger UK joins COPA-DATA Partner Community

15 December 2014

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Bilfinger Industrial Automation Services has joined the COPA-DATA Partner Community. The decision comes after a successful collaboration in the oil and gas sector and aims to boost the knowledge, expertise and industry experience the Partner Community can offer its members and their customers.

The COPA-DATA Partner Community is an international network of dedicated engineering experts that implements and leverages COPA-DATA’s industrial automation software. All members have access to technical innovations and industry expertise. Shared knowledge and collaboration are at the very heart of the network.

Bilfinger Industrial Automation Services provides turnkey equipment for the design, manufacture, instrumentation, installation, support and maintenance of bespoke control and automation systems. The company also provides electrical power systems and data communication systems across a wide range of market sectors.

Faced with a complex project in the oil and gas sector, COPA-DATA needed a system integrator who had significant experience with IEC 61850 communications for petrochemical and power applications. Bilfinger was chosen due to its long history of successful projects in oil and gas and continuous production environments. The company’s engineering competence and service mentality was exactly what COPA-DATA was looking for in a partner.

Simon Cassar, Business Development Manager of COPA-DATA UK explains: “Not many companies have the rich experience and strong company culture that Bilfinger UK does. In order for COPA-DATA to deliver a best-in-class SCADA solution for our customers we need leading partners to refer from within our eco-system. Bilfinger Industrial Automation Services was a natural partner to select during our qualification process.

“Bilfinger has worked with many of Britain’s high-profile organisations in the energy, utilities, pharmaceuticals, logistics, food and beverage, petrochemical and nuclear sectors. Joining the COPA-DATA Partner Community is a great way to increase industry collaboration, access valuable resources and new business opportunities.”

Altaf Rhaman, Bilfinger’s Middle East Sales Director adds: “We are delighted to be part of the COPA-DATA Network. This partnership brings together innovative technology with world-leading automation services. It is important to our clients that we provide local UK services backed with the confidence of a global business system, providing support in the Middle East.”

System integrators, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), hardware manufacturers, value-added resellers, educational institutions and research facilities can become members of the COPA-DATA Partner Community. Benefits include extensive sales support, customer lead generation, joint marketing, pro-active and partner-exclusive information, professional training and knowledge transfer. To learn more, go to

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