Rockwell Automation to offer plex systems cloud-native smart manufacturing platform in South East Asia

Rockwell Automation will be offering its cloud-native smart manufacturing platform Plex Systems through its channels in Southeast Asia.

The Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform is a single-instance, multi-tenant Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution operating at scale, providing businesses a real-time view of the entire production lifecycle. The platform includes solutions for advanced manufacturing execution (MES), ERP, quality, supply chain planning and management, asset performance management, production monitoring, process automation and analytics, along with machine connectivity capabilities.

Plex delivers tremendous value to customers in high-volume, highly repetitive discrete and process manufacturing sectors such as automotive, metal fabrication, electronics, food and beverage, and aerospace. Businesses can connect, automate, track, and analyse every aspect of their business to achieve precision, efficiency, and agility.

The demand for industrial automation and Industry 4.0 solutions is on the rise in the region. South East Asia’s industrial automation and process control market is expected to be worth US$4.97 billion by 20251. This demand is driven by high technical awareness around the usage of robotics and the manufacturing sector’s robust production capabilities.

Additionally, a McKinsey report estimated that embracing Industry 4.0 measures—the adoption of smart, data-driven systems and technologies to improve inventory and computing capacities—could boost ASEAN’s regional productivity by up to US$600 billion by 20252.

“IDC revealed that investment in cloud infrastructure, software, and platforms is one of the top three technology areas of focus for Asia Pacific manufacturers. The critical need for data monitoring and tracking has driven manufacturers to shift from on-premises to cloud platforms and this adoption will continue to rise. IDC estimates spending on cloud applications and infrastructure will reach US$124 billion by 2025 at a year-on-year growth rate of 28.8%3,” said Marcelo Tarkieltaub, regional director, Southeast Asia, Rockwell Automation. “Cloud-based software-as-a-service solutions can have an incredible impact on manufacturing, accelerating innovation, streamlining operations, and contributing towards productivity and business growth. Plex makes automation and smart manufacturing solutions more accessible for Southeast Asian manufacturers,”

Acquired by Rockwell Automation in September 2021, Plex has over 700 customers in nearly 40 countries including in Asia and manages more than 8 billion transactions per day. Plex’s reach has been extended as a part of Rockwell’s Software and Control operating segment which provides leading hardware and software offerings for the design, operation, and maintenance of production automation and management systems.