29 October 2018
Metinvest joined the Association of Industrial Automation of Ukraine (APPAU). For Metinvest, membership in the Association means additional opportunities for interaction and cooperation in the field of automated process control and IT with other members of the ecosystem of high-tech industrial companies.
Bringing technical policies in the field of industrial automation and IT integration in line with IEC/ISO international standards is among priority areas of cooperation. In particular, it is planned to consider initiatives to introduce standards for cybersecurity of control systems, as well as the integration of Automated Process Control Systems with MES/MOM.
Metinvest intends to develop innovations at its enterprises, as well as support national programs and initiatives of the Industry 4.0 movement. The center of industrial automation expertise will be formed at Metinvest Digital, a new IT company at Metinvest Group, which was established in September of this year.
“The driver for the development of industrial high-tech and Industry 4.0 in Ukraine today is precisely the major industrial brands,” said APPAU, commenting on the accession of Metinvest and other industrial companies to the association.
The Association of Industrial Automation of Ukraine was established in 2011. APPAU represents the interests of the Ukrainian community of industrial automation enterprises. The principles of cooperation and joint solution of common problems is the heart of its work. The association joins manufacturers and suppliers of industrial equipment, IT-developers, engineering companies, universities and industrial enterprises.