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28 September, 2015

Schneider Electric and Applied Instrument Technologies Partner to Enhance Automation Capabilities

Dubai/UAE, September 28, 2015 Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has formed a strategic alliance with Applied Instrument Technologies, Inc. (AIT), a leading provider of process analyzers for online and real-time process analysis in hydrocarbon, chemical, pharmaceutical and steel-making industries. The new partnership extends the capabilities of both

Process analyzers to complement and strengthen company's Foxboro DCS and Triconex offerings
Dubai/UAE, September 28, 2015

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has formed a strategic alliance with Applied Instrument Technologies, Inc. (AIT), a leading provider of process analyzers for online and real-time process analysis in hydrocarbon, chemical, pharmaceutical and steel-making industries. The new partnership extends the capabilities of both companies to provide industry-leading process automation solutions to their respective global customer bases.

"We are always looking out for new ways to address critical challenges around efficiency, quality and safety that our customers face in their businesses. This alliance enables us to team up with a great partner to offer our customers better solutions and to improve their businesses," said Chris Lyden, Senior Vice President, Process Automation Strategy & Offer Management, Industry Business, Schneider Electric. "Together, Schneider Electric and AIT can now provide more technologies and expertise in one integrated solution for online and real-time process analysis, process control and advanced applications, such as blend management, optimization and planning.  This will help to improve efficiencies and add significant value for our customers' overall business."

The combination of Schneider Electric's Process Automation portfolio, including the Foxboro Evo Distributed Control System and Triconex® safety instrumented systems, and global delivery capabilities, together with AIT's leading portfolio of spectroscopy and chromatography products, particularly its real-time process analyzers, will offer customers more comprehensive process analysis, control and advanced operations management solutions in one integrated automation solution from a single vendor. This partnership promises to simplify the path to improved productivity and operational efficiency for our customers and builds on a strong existing relationship between the two companies.

"AIT welcomes the opportunity to market its unique portfolio, including ANALECT®, FXI®, MGA™, PIONIR® and RPM® analyzers through Schneider Electric. This provides customers with the most advanced integrated process control and analytical solution with a single point of purchase," added  Joseph LaConte, President, AIT. "In concert with the power and global capabilities of Schneider Electric's industry-leading process automation technologies, this alliance assures our customers are driving more value from their asset base, especially in the area of fuels blending analysis."

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About Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of €25 billion in FY2014, our 170,000 employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies will reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.

www.schneider-electric.com/ae

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About Applied Instrument Technologies (AIT)
AIT is a leading manufacturer of process analyzers celebrating 20 years of operating history. Based in Southern California, AIT's products are used worldwide in the refining, chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, steel and general manufacturing industries. Products for both online and lab solutions include process spectrometers and process gas chromatographs using FTIR/FT-NIR, dispersive NIR, mass spectrometer and Raman technologies.

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