The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) has announced to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
The CLPA was established in November 2000, with the aim of making the first Japanese open fieldbus, CC-Link, the world's leading open industrial network. What began as an association of 134 member companies now includes over 3,800 companies and has grown into one of the largest open industrial network organizations in the world. The CC-Link family of open networks has been chosen by customers in various industries for its functionality, reliability, and interoperability. We have been able to establish a position as a leading open industrial network technology provider supporting the core of manufacturing industries. This has been made possible thanks to the support of all of our customers and partners.
As manufacturing has undergone increasing globalization over the past 20 years, more and more companies have been asking for both openness and standardization. Industrial networks have also become crucial in accelerating the trend of developing smart factories and in creating new value through connecting people, things, technologies, and organizations—as seen in the “Connected Industries” concept announced by the Japanese government's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in 2017.
As a pioneer and challenger leading the development of open network technologies, the CLPA will continue to work with all of our partners to lead the development of truly open industrial networks throughout the world that help customers build “smart factories” more quickly.
CC-Link Partner Association