EPLAN Data Portal drives sales for Panasonic Electric Works Europe
12 October 2018
Products from Panasonic Electric Works Europe have been featured on the EPLAN Data Portal since April 2015.
The company is finding this to be an important driver for sales growth, not least because its presence on the EPLAN Data Portal means that Panasonic customers benefit from instant and convenient access to comprehensive, up-to-the-minute product data.
The EPLAN Data Portal is a free-to-access web-based platform that provides information from major suppliers of electrical, mechanical, fluidic and pneumatic products. This gives engineers a convenient and reliable way of assessing design data and technical drawings for the components they use in their systems, in a format that is compatible not only with EPLAN’s own CAE software, but also with most other engineering design packages. The EPLAN Data Portal is expanding constantly, but at the time of writing it contains data for more than 840,000 components from over 230 manufacturers.
Panasonic initially put details of 46 products from its PLC range on the EPLAN Data Portal. It then added servomotors, and is now providing data via the portal for 371 products in four major product groups.
“The wide reach of the EPLAN Data Portal is very important for automation manufacturers like us,” said Bob Norfield, Sales Manager at Panasonic Electric Works. “We’ve learned that 60 percent of all downloads are from Asia and 25 percent from Europe, which testifies to the excellent global coverage provided by the system. Another big benefit is that it’s so easy for us to upload and update products specifications on the portal whenever we need to do so. Overall, the EPLAN Data Portal has provided us with greater market visibility and, above all, it has helped us to provide an even better service for our customers.”
“Our presence on the EPLAN Data Portal has yielded tremendous benefits for us as a manufacturer and we would certainly encourage other companies to participate,” said Bob Norfield. “Not only has it helped us to increase our sales and our share of the market, but it has also given us a stronger voice in industry. We also enjoy being part of the EPLAN community, which is made up of people who are invariably friendly and supportive. EPLAN’s Data Portal is now part of our global strategy for automation products and we plan to add much more information in the coming months!”
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