Inovance joins OPC Foundation as 800th member

Jan. 27, 2021

The OPC Foundation announced Dec. 18 that it welcomes industrial automation provider Inovance, Shenzhen, China, as its 800th member. Inovance reports that it uses agile production techniques and industry experience to help clients establish and maintain industry-specific business units.

“We're honored to join the OPC Foundation. OPC UA will play a significant role in our factory automation software and industrial IoT platforms,” says Dr. Yang Lei, R&D director at Inovance. “This is an important step for Inovance because it helps us transform our automation solutions into digital transformation and intelligent factory solutions. OPC UA is particularly attractive to us because it's system-agnostic, has broad multi-function capabilities, and is secure. This enables us to integrate data from controllers, drivers, sensors and devices with our edge and cloud applications for data analysis, enabling us to build network architectures that span every factory layer."

Albert Zhang, managing director of OPC China adds: “As an international and a Chinese National Standard, OPC UA is well-positioned to contribute to the Made in China 2025 initiative. OPC UA enables China’s manufacturers to take advantage of IIoT data interoperability in their factories, and helps make their automation products more competitive internationally.”

Stefan Hoppe, president and executive director, OPC Foundation, adds: “It's gratifying to see our membership grow to new heights. I'm particularly pleased to welcome Inovance, a Chinese company with truly global relevance across many industry verticals. Inovance is involved in an incredible number of markets that range from elevators, electric vehicles and robotics to plastics, packaging, and steel production. As a member, Inovance can now share its expertise by participating in OPC UA Companion Specification development efforts run by the OPC Foundation and other industry organizations. We look forward to the input that Inovance has to offer in helping make OPC UA interoperability technology more relevant to more industries than ever.”