Brand loyalty is alive and well in industrial automation just as it is in the consumer realm. Whether based on personal or corporate past experiences, geographic preferences, technologies, price or any number of criteria, Automation World’s readers have chimed in to show us where those loyalties lie today.
The Leadership in Automation First Team Honorees receive their recognition from an open-ended survey. This is important so that respondents are not swayed by a set list on a voting form—instead writing in not only the big automation suppliers that are household names in the industry, but also those that they have more recently come to trust. The major suppliers still play a dominant role in many of the categories (no surprise, given their breadth of expertise), but smaller players also garner enough write-ins to make the list.
This list of recommendations from your peers is designed to help you better assess suppliers as you make your product buying decisions in the coming year. Return the favor by letting us know who your preferred suppliers are as well. Stay tuned for voting to open soon for the 2016 online survey at www.automationworld.com/leadership. Your input is greatly appreciated.
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