Rockwell will leverage Cognite’s platform to ‘further unlock the value of data and advance digital innovation in manufacturing,’ the companies said

October 18, 2022

MILWAUKEE—A strategic partnership between Rockwell Automation, Inc., a global company at the forefront of industrial automation and digital transformation, and the industrial data software company Cognite is intended to “further unlock the value of manufacturing data and accelerate technological change for the industry,” the companies said in a release.

The partnership combines Rockwell’s FactoryTalk® software for next-generation edge connectivity to plant assets, operations management applications, and industry-tailored analytics, with Cognite’s core Industrial DataOps platform, Cognite Data Fusion®, to create an industrial data hub ready for enterprise-wide scaling, according to the release.

Through their partnership, Rockwell and Cognite will work to bring to market a unique and unified, edge-to-cloud industrial data hub that makes operational, engineering, enterprise, and visual data understandable and comparable for manufacturing across industries. The offering is expected to “transform raw data into high-impact applications for real-time decision making and improved workflows that ensure safe, productive, and sustainable operations,” the companies said in the release.

The partnership is also expected to further enhance the edge-to-enterprise capabilities from Sensia, Rockwell’s joint venture with Schlumberger.

“Manufacturers of all sizes struggle with getting access to, and value from, their data. A unifying information hub can provide a single source of truth for all manufacturing data without a major investment in proprietary and costly platforms,” said Rockwell’s Brian Shepherd, senior vice president of software and control, in the release. “The bigger a company is, the harder it is to pull data together from all the different sources and then get meaningful analytic insights affordably. Our partnership with Cognite will directly address these challenges.”

Cognite is a global industrial software-as-a-service (SaaS) company with a “vision to rapidly empower industrial companies with contextualized, trustworthy, and accessible data to help drive the full-scale digital transformation of asset-intensive industries around the world,” according to the release. The company said its Cognite Data Fusion platform “enables industrial data and domain users to collaborate quickly and safely to develop, operationalize, and scale industrial AI solutions and applications to deliver both profitability and sustainability.”

“We are excited to partner with Rockwell Automation to expand their FactoryTalk offerings and further enrich the data central to their applications,” said Girish Rishi, CEO of Cognite, in the release. “Our mission at Cognite—to foster the development, operationalization, and scale of industrial Hybrid AI solutions—is echoed in this partnership. We look forward to working with Rockwell Automation to accelerate the industrial adoption of applied analytics and digital applications.”

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