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2016 Readers’ Choice Awards: these suppliers won top spots

June 15, 2016
Winners from last year's Readers’ Choice Awards were again elected to the top spots in 46 categories.

Find out which companies and suppliers took top spots as chosen by our readers. Click the button below to see the winners. 

The more things change, the more you trust what got you where you are. Familiar hardware and software solutions give you the confidence to innovate and build. This is even more clear as we explore the winners of the Control Design 2016 Readers' Choice Awards.

Winners from last year's Readers’ Choice Awards were again elected to the top spots in 46 categories. That’s a lot of familiar automation.

This year, we invited more than 22,000 individuals who indicated they have buying authority or influence at their organizations to access our confidential ballot. The voting is unaided, which means we include no list of suppliers for guidance or assistance; it’s a ballot of the people, by the people and for the people.

We ask each participant to indicate the first, second and third preference in more than 60 product categories, which we’ve grouped as Control, Hardware, Motion, Networking, Safety, Sensing and Software. We do not knowingly count the votes of any suppliers in our tabulations.

Once again, Rockwell Automation was the go-to brand for most products, finishing first in 20 categories. Other multiple winners included Advantech (2), Cisco (4), Cognex (2), Emerson (3), Fanuc (2), HMS Industrial Networks (2), Parker Hannifin (2), Pepperl+Fuchs (2), Schneider Electric (2) and SMC (2).

Click here to see a full list of the Readers' Choice Award winners.

About the Author

Mike Bacidore | Editor in Chief

Mike Bacidore is chief editor of Control Design and has been an integral part of the Endeavor Business Media editorial team since 2007. Previously, he was editorial director at Hughes Communications and a portfolio manager of the human resources and labor law areas at Wolters Kluwer. Bacidore holds a BA from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He is an award-winning columnist, earning multiple regional and national awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. He may be reached at [email protected] 

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