• Exclusive Vuforia® Offer for OEM Partners

    We are excited to announce the launch of a new bundled offering of Vuforia Work Instructions to our OEM Partner Community! This new offering pairs Vuforia Expert Capture and Vuforia Instruct into one low-cost developer bundle for OEMs. The Vuforia Work Instructions Bundle provides OEM Partners the tools to build Augmented Reality experiences that can improve workforce productivity, efficiency, and safety for their End Customers.  

    Paired with our new Asset-based license model, OEM Partners now have a simple and scalable path to build their own annual recurring revenue model as each machine is delivered to their customers. With Augmented Reality, work instructions become handsfree and are delivered in real time where assembly or field service take place. Knowledge from experienced workers is easily captured and shared with new workers and service technicians. Remote expertise can be delivered to workers no matter where they are in the world. Training manuals and videos become a thing of the past.  

    To learn more about this new and exciting offering for our OEM Community, please talk with your local Rockwell Automation Account Manager or Authorized Distributor.   

  • Announcing the New and Improved Partner Locator!

    As a result of customer feedback and user research, a new optimized and consolidated Partner Locator experience has launched on RockwellAutomation.com  

    Improvements include:  

    -New UI for partner listing and detail pages 
    -Increased visibility to Value-Add, Specialty Distributors and Silver Level OEM Partners 
    -Improvements to the search, filtering and location detection functionality within the locator 
    -Additional tracking and analytic capabilities to better understand the leads that are being driven to our partners from the locator 

    Go to the Partner Locator   

    When you visit the Portal, please confirm that your company information is up to date. You can review this information by logging into the Partner Portal and go to “Manage Resources”.  

    It is important to keep primary, secondary and executive contact information up to date as we send important communications throughout the year.  

    This information also appears on the Rockwell Automation Locator under your company’s listing, depending on your partner level benefits. You can maximize the potential of your listing by keeping this overview current and aligned with your business.   
    Log in to the Partner Portal to review your information  

  • Do you have a Case Study or Customer Success Story that you would like to submit?

    Have you worked on any exciting customer projects lately? Contact your partner manager or account manager to discuss if it can be turned into a Rockwell Automation Customer Success Story or Case Study.

    Check out some recently published partner case studies: 

    BID Group – More Efficient Controls Testing – for Less Cost 

    Pearson Packaging System - Best Practices for Digital Twin Software 

    The Pages Group Innovates to Meet Customer Demand | Rockwell Automation 

    OEM Gold Partner - Ecolab Uses Data to Improve Uptime and Quality 

    New Sky Energy Changes the Game for Biogas  

  • Keep Your Company Contacts Current in the Partner Portal

    Please confirm that your company information is up to date in the Partner Portal. You can review this information by logging into the Partner Portal and go to “Manage Resources”.  

    It is important to keep primary, secondary and executive contact information up to date as we send important communications throughout the year.  

    This information also appears on the Rockwell Automation Locator under your company’s listing, depending on your partner level benefits. You can maximize the potential of your listing by keeping this overview current and aligned with your business.   
    Log in to the Partner Portal to review your information  

  • Special Announcement: E-signatures for System Integrator & OEM Program Participation Agreements


    As commercial program participants, Rockwell Automation requires our System Integrator and OEM partners to sign a Program Participation Agreement each year. This agreement highlights both the expectation of the partner, as well as Rockwell Automation. Historically, the process has been manual and time-consuming for both our partners and Rockwell Automation. Effective immediately, we have automated this process to simplify it for all of us. Starting today, any new partner that is accepted into either the System Integrator or OEM programs will automatically receive an email directing them to a link where they can click a button to sign their Participation Agreement. This signed document will automatically be saved in the partner’s documents folder for immediate access in the future. In addition, it will be available to any authorized Rockwell Automation employee.

    For those of you who are already a partner in our programs, there is no action for you to take provided your designated "Executive Contact" record in PRM is up to date and accurate. On or around October 1, 2022, every System Integrator & OEM currently active in our programs will receive an automated email notification instructing you where to go to sign your participation agreement. The agreement can be printed or saved for review. Once signed, the document will be stored in your documents folder for review in the future. The email notification will go to the person you have designated as your “Executive Contact” so please be sure to review your contacts in PRM to make sure they are correct.

    Remember, our commercial programs require 3 designated roles to be registered in PRM. It is acceptable to have the same individual for all 3 roles if you prefer. The required roles are Executive Contact, Main Contact, and Secondary Contact. If you need help confirming the individuals, you have designated for each role please reach out to your Rockwell Automation salesperson or your Authorized Distributor.

    Thank you for your support,
    Commercial Program Administration Team
    Monday, August 22, 2022

  • Emulate3D™ & FactoryTalk® Logix Echo subscription bundles available to OEM Partners

    Rockwell Automation is pleased to announce a new subscription offering of Emulate3D & FactoryTalk Logix Echo curated for the OEM community. Special Pricing is available via a promotional bundle. New accounts can also sign up for an introductory workshop for $299 (1 hour per day for 5 days plus access to the license for 3 weeks.  

    Please contact to your local sales person for more information on special pricing and bundled offerings. 

  • Get to know the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork™

    The Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork program is a market-leading partner ecosystem that provides a holistic approach to transformation and collectively empowers customers every day. Learn more about the PartnerNetwork by reading this short article from The Journal. 

    Interested in collaborating with another partner in the PartnerNetwork but need to understand more about their company, solutions, and services? Or just want to see a sampling of who comprises our PartnerNetwork? View the many partner videos available on our Rockwell Automation YouTube page to help provide you with that information. rok.auto/partnernetwork-intros. 

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  • Announcing Rockwell Automation Leadership Changes

    Fran Wlodarczyk, senior vice president, Intelligent Devices (ITD), has announced his plan to retire at the beginning of the next calendar year after more than 35 years with the company. His replacement is Tessa Myers effective June 6th. Please see full press release here.

    After 16 years with Rockwell Automation, Ernest Nicolas, senior vice president and Chief Supply Chain Officer is leaving Rockwell Automation. His last day is June 3rd and we will notify you of his replacement in the next newsletter. 


  • OEM Quarterly Webinar Series

    We are excited to launch an OEM Webinar Series where on a quarterly basis, we will host a 60-minute discussion dedicated to providing our Global OEM community important information and insights around Rockwell Automation products, technology, solutions, and other relevant-for-you topics. All webinars are scheduled for 10AM CT.

    Register Here!

    Save the Dates:
    Monday, October 3 
    Monday, January 9
    Monday, April 3
    Monday, July 10

    New OEM Program Technical and Commercial Training Available!  
    We’ve created a quick resource for OEM partners to better understand the technical and commercial benefits available to you as a member of the OEM Partner Program and how to access them. 

  • Upcoming 2022 Rockwell Automation EMEA Events

    Q4 PartnerNetwork Executive Session
    11:00 CET | 21 SET 2022
    Virtual Event
    Stay tuned for our Q4 PartnerNetwork Executive Session on September, 21st at 11:00 CEST. During this virtual event we will provide an update on the EMEA Market Access Strategy and core initiatives impacting our PartnerNetworkTM ecosystem.

    You will be able to experience the Power of Collaboration of our Ecosystem and learn how we can combine strengths, innovations, and domain expertise to bring The Connected Enterprise to life.

    ROKLive EMEA
    After a two-year absence, we’re excited to announce the ROKLive EMEA 2022 event. The successor to our much-loved TechEd EMEA events, ROKLive EMEA 2022 will bring back the in-person format to help our customers upskill and thrive in the new world of smart manufacturing.

    Taking place 24-27 October in Gothenburg, Sweden, the event features everything people know and love about TechEd, plus much more. You will experience three and a half days of knowledge-packed training sessions and presentations where you will gain everything you need to stay up to date with the latest technologies and also understand how you can make the most of the solutions Rockwell and its PartnerNetwork members have to offer.

    The event includes DX Strategy focused keynotes and sessions for operations, IT and engineering leadership; Technical training and development sessions for automation and controls engineers; Interactive hands-on labs featuring the newest hardware and software technologies; Presentations from the Rockwell Automation and members of the PartnerNetwork™.

    There will also be plenty of opportunity to network with industry peers and find out what’s really happening at the cutting-edge of industrial innovation.

    24-27 October in Gothenburg, Sweden

    Automation Fair®

    The Automation Fair® event features the newest solutions and innovations, engaging training sessions, industry focused forums, keynote presentations, tours and exhibits showcasing the power and value of our IT/OT expertise.

    November 16-17, 2022

    McCormick Place - Chicago, IL

    PartnerNetwork Conference EMEA 2023
    PartnerNetwork Conference will return in 2023 as an in-person event to reconnect and boost our partnership. Be ready for an exciting agenda based on your feedback, needs, on our common opportunities and where networking and partner-to-partner collaboration will be the center of the scene. This invite only event will include Rockwell Automation market access team, our industry and domain expert team, our leadership team and external speakers that will help us to define and to move forward our next chapter Better and Stronger Together.

    Monday 13 – Wednesday 18 March 2023
    Dolce Sitges Hotel
    Barcelona, Spain