Responding to demand by Mexican manufacturers for local CC-Link service, training and support, the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) announced it has opened a branch office in Mexico City.
Industrial automation users of CC-Link technology in Mexico previously traveled to the U.S. for training. According to the CLPA, this move strengthens CC-Link’s position in open automation network technology and expands the CLPA’s reach. Its other offices are located in the U.S., China, Germany, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, India, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
The new office serves all of Mexico including the Bajio region of North-Central Mexico where the CLPA has produced a series of seminars and workshops. The Mexico City location was chosen because of the region’s strong manufacturing base, especially in automotive, and food and beverage – sectors in which the CLPA focuses.
According to the CLPA, its plans in Mexico will emphasize support for users, including continuing its series of seminars and workshops. It also expects to establish relationships with universities and educational institutions in the area so Mexican students learn about the operation of CC-Link in a classroom setting before joining the industrial automation workforce.