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DSC company of the year has roots

Yokogawa has been given the honour of 2008 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Distributed Control System (DCS) Company of the Year, recognising the Japanese company’s high market share in the Asia Pacific region.

This includes Yokogawa’s Australian businesses, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of its parent-company.

The award recognises the company’s superior performance in the DCS market across Asia, Australia and New Zealand, along with the company’s high quality engineering support and service, competitive pricing and strong customer base, says a spokesperson for Yokogawa.

Yokogawa’s provides high value-added solutions that satisfy the evolving needs of customers, to capitalise on opportunities in the Asia Pacific market, contributing unique capabilities to the market, according to the company.

“Yokogawa is honoured to receive this Award. This endorsement by Frost & Sullivan and by the market, clearly affirms Yokogawa’s commitment to customers’ excellence,” said Yokogawa Engineering Asia executive vice president, Kersi Aspar.

“Yokogawa’s leadership position is the result of our continuous investment in research & development, dedicated personnel and our unwavering lifecycle operation support to customers. We are grateful for their trust and confidence in Yokogawa. We will continue to be their dependable partner of choice and provide innovative solutions for the industry in the years to come.

“We are also confident that our leadership position will be strengthened with the newly launched CENTUM VP, a new integrated production control system that goes beyond the traditional DCS functions to deliver operational excellence solutions to our customers for achieving a safe, reliable and profitable plant.”

Yokogawa introduced the first DCS, called Centum, in 1975. In February 2008, the company launched the 8th generation DCS, Centum VP, a new integrated production control system that will become the flagship platform for the VigilantPlant Operational Excellence initiative.

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