End users’ selection of automation technologies—including hardware devices and software platforms—is contingent on many factors. These factors include established business relationships, familiarity with the technology, ease of integration, availability of support, and, of course, price. The importance of relationships, familiarity, and support play a prominent role in automation technology decisions because users rely on these technologies to not only keep them competitive, but keep them in business. This often translates into users being rather consistent in their technology supplier preferences.
However, we are seeing more and more companies—outside the scope of the most recognized players—receiving recognition from Automation World readers. Recommendation by our readers is the driving force behind our Leadership in Automation program. The honorees listed on the following pages were noted by readers in an open-ended survey that Automation World maintains nearly year-round on the AutomationWorld.com site. We do this to ensure that reader responses are not influenced by a pre-determined list on a survey. Instead, respondents weigh in with their honest preferences.
This year’s Leadership in Automation honorees list, created from the recommendations of your peers across industry, is designed to help highlight the technology suppliers most worthy of your consideration as you make product buying decisions in the coming year. Please return the favor by letting us know who your preferred suppliers are as well. Visit awgo.to/lia to access the voting survey for our 2022 Leadership in Automation program. Your input is greatly appreciated.
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