BASF Extends Wireless Infrastructure Agreement with Apprion
BASF Corporation announced today it has selected Apprion as the sole source provider of industrial wireless applications, systems and services for its North America manufacturing facilities. BASF and Apprion have finalized an initial $10 million purchase agreement for multiple application projects to be implemented over the next two years. These applications will enable BASF facilities to address their industrial safety, security, compliance and performance initiatives via Apprion’s systems and services offering.
“We decided to pursue this extended relationship with Apprion because of the proven success with various Apprion implementations at our North American BASF facilities to date,” said Chris Witte, Site Manager for BASF’s Freeport facility. “In addition to reliable systems, Apprion’s services team has consistently exceeded expectations during the engineering and implementation phases of our current and completed projects. Its ION Managed Services offering was a key factor in our decision to extend our agreement.”
Apprion, a leading provider of wireless application systems and services, offers a full suite of industrial applications to improve safety, security, compliance and performance at industrial facilities. Core to Apprion’s offering is the ION System – an open industrial wireless system that supports all devices, vendors and protocols and integrates all applications in a single platform. The ION System includes ION services and Apprion’s full suite of ION industrial applications: mustering; video; communications such as emergency notification; condition monitoring; mobility for operations and turnarounds; personnel tracking; access control; and many more.
The new contract covers safety applications such as mustering, personnel location and emergency notification and future plans for monitoring and video at numerous BASF facilities in North America.
“BASF has made it clear that safety, security and compliance are top priorities at its facilities,” said Doug Donzelli, Apprion CEO. “BASF’s management teams take a proactive approach to utilizing technology for these projects. We initially worked with BASF to implement perimeter video security, condition monitoring and mobility projects at its Freeport, Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas; and Geismar, Louisiana facilities. These BASF facilities started their wireless application projects with strategic plans and well thought-out implementations. All projects have proven successful to date and we look forward to our continued arrangement with BASF.”
As the sole source provider, Apprion will equip multiple BASF facilities with the ION system which includes ION hardware and services and Apprion’s full suite of ION applications
- ION hardware – world-class, industrial grade hardware devices designed to integrate and extend leading IT devices. The Apprion ION hardware family includes IONizers, industrial wireless network application, IONite personnel tags and IONizer asset tags.
- ION services – Site planning, design, implementation and unique managed services offering with around-the-clock networking monitoring from industry expert.
- ION applications – ION mustering, ION video, ION condition monitoring, ION mobility and more.