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Molex and TMG Collaborate to Provide Customised Industrial Communication Solutions


Molex Incorporated and TMG Technologie und Engineering GmbH have announced a strategic cooperation focusing on industrial communication technologies and service activities for protocol stack integration. Together Molex and TMG will promote and provide customer dedicated solutions based on industrial communication technologies, such as Ethernet/IP and PROFINET, to device and system manufacturers as well as machine builders. Molex and TMG have more than 20 years expertise respectively in the development of industrial communication protocols and, based on these experiences, Molex has already developed a range of software development kits and protocol stacks. In addition, both companies are actively involved in international standardisation working groups, such as those being led by PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation (PNO) and ODVA, and envisage that the cooperation will directly increase their abilities to provide best-in-class solutions to worldwide customers. Molex's industrial product division manufactures and supplies a range of connectivity, power and communication products designed for a variety of protocols. This includes both PROFINET and Ethernet/IP stacks, master and slave, as well as corresponding engineering tools. Thierry Bieber, business development manager, Molex integrated products division said: "Cooperation with TMG will enable us to better serve our customers, and directly aid our continuing development of industry-leading industrial communication technologies, products and software." TMG, located in Karlsruhe, Germany, is one of the leading service providers in industrial communication technologies, focused on PROFINET, PROFIBUS, IO-Link and EtherNet/IP. Klaus Peter Willems, CEO at TMG, commented on the recently announced cooperation saying: "We are delighted to partner with Molex, and believe that through our combined experience of industrial communication technologies we will be perfectly positioned to provide industrial customers with the communication solutions they require." About Molex Incorporated Providing more than connectors, Molex delivers complete interconnect solutions for a number of markets including data communications, telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, medical, military, lighting and solar. Established in 1938, the company operates 39 manufacturing locations in 16 countries. The Molex website is www.molex.com About TMG TMG Technologie und Engineering GmbH was founded in Karlsruhe in 1987 with the aim of supporting the producing and processing industries. TMG Technologie und Engineering GmbH, formerly TMG i-tec, together with the IT Research Centre in Karlsruhe (Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI)) was the pioneer for the successful implementation of Profibus technology in industrial automation technology. In today's global market it is important not only to network your own processes, but also ensure uninterrupted and error-free communication and information above and beyond the company borders and levels. The TMG website is: www.tmg-karlsruhe.de


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