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Runge Pincock Minarco and Schneider sign global partnership agreement

Runge Pincock Minarco has signed a global strategic partnership agreement with Schneider Electric (Australia) to leverage their combined strengths in pursuing market opportunities for their market-leading software and services solutions. As part of the non-exclusive global Strategic Partnership Agreement, RPM will work with Schneider around the world to leverage existing customer and partner networks within the mining and resources industry.

RPM's CEO and Managing Director Richard Mathews explains that establishing the right strategic alliances with other truly global suppliers is a key component of RPM's enterprise software strategy, which aims to deliver tightly integrated and innovative solutions to the mining and resources industry. Both RPM and Schneider are determined to provide the industry with software and services solutions that add tremendous value, innovation and significance.

According to Mathews, Schneider is an innovative and trusted provider of software and services to mining companies that seek to improve productivity and profitability from their production, manufacturing and infrastructure. Positioned at the top end of the mining products and services market, the offerings by RPM and Schneider are extremely complementary with their joint customers expecting them to work in partnership for greater benefit.

RPM has been working closely with Schneider over the last year to deliver an integrated enterprise solution to the third largest iron ore company in the world. The two companies have leveraged their joint expertise for this project to extend the reach and integrated offering of their industry-leading enterprise mine planning, execution, scheduling, simulation and financial modelling solutions and services.

Mathews adds that RPM and Schneider together with BHPB, SAP, Caterpillar and Modular Mining are contributing members to the ISA95 Process Centric Events working committee. The committee’s primary goal is to add support for Event Driven Architectures to ISA95, and improve the performance and reliability of information exchanges between manufacturing operations and control functions and other enterprise functions.

Applicable to all manufacturing industries, ISA95 is an international standard under the guidance of the International Society of Automation (ISA) with key objectives being to provide: a consistent terminology that is a foundation for supplier and manufacturer communications; consistent information models; and consistent operations models. 

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