Analysis

COPALP is now COPA-DATA France

18th February 2016
Jordan Mulcare

The COPA-DATA Group is strengthening its presence in France. Since 2002, COPA-DATA has held the majority stake in the COPALP company based in the South-East of France. The company has now been renamed COPA-DATA France. The youngest COPA-DATA subsidiary thereby takes over the management of the zenon product portfolio in France.

The name change of the branch in France has resulted in the eleventh COPA-DATA subsidiary being established worldwide. “The integration of COPALP in the COPA-DATA Group is a future-oriented step for our company in this important European market. We can also continue working on the basis of the successful software development of straton,” explains COPA-DATA CEO, Thomas Punzenberger. “For several years, COPALP has been developing the hardware-independent software solution, straton, which offers an integrated development environment where PLCs can be tailored to specific customer needs. The embedded software is implemented worldwide and controls machines in various industries. straton will continue to be developed in France as well as sold from there.”

Sensor data from machines can be rapidly and reliably transferred even to higher-level systems, particularly though the networking of straton and zenon. This results in fully developed and powerful potential in terms of HMI/SCADA, Reporting, IoT applications and Cloud enhancements.

The development and technical support of straton as an embedded software solution for control systems will continue to be advanced in Échirolles and henceforth be more strongly affiliated with the development of zenon in Salzburg. “We are taking over the sales management of zenon for France,” says Jerome Follut, CEO, COPA-DATA France. “Support and Consulting are now being continually expanded and we are profiting from the assistance of the Salzburg headquarters. We are excited to now represent zenon in association with straton on the French market. From the outset, COPA-DATA France can count on support from JS automation. With over ten years of experience in projects with zenon, the company are one of three Expert Partners worldwide of the over 160 partner companies within the COPA-DATA Partner Community."

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