Ever wonder how manufacturers manage their factory operations? Wonderware, an operating unit of London-based Invensys, provides industrial automation software used to collect, display, and manage information from the factory floor in order to optimize production processes. Its products include a graphical interface to display operations data and allow plant operators to control process equipment. The company also offers simulation software that allows plant managers to test new processes and configurations. It serves a wide range of industries including oil and gas, pharmaceutical, energy, manufacturing, and chemicals. Clients have included Royal Dutch Shell and Canadian nuclear power company Bruce Power.
Wonderware has core domestic operations in California, Texas, and Pennsylvania. International offices reside in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific regions.
Wonderware sells directly to manufacturers that embed its software in their industrial machinery. The company also works with resellers and supports partnership programs for independent software vendors (ISVs) and systems integrators. Wonderware is part of the Texas-based Invensys Operations Management business, which focuses on systems, software, and services for global clients in the manufacturing and infrastructure industries.
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Many of its 40,000 global customers include 9REN Group, African Explosives, AngloGold Ashanti, Auto-Bake, Baxter, China Ministry of Railway, Duke Power, Lonmin, Infineum, and PVC Compounders.
Inspired by an early computer game called Pinball Construction Set, software designer Dennis Morin started Wonderware in 1987 to design automation tools that had the flexibility and ease of use of a computer game.
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