PartnerNetwork™ News & Announcements

Welcome to PartnerNetwork™ News & Announcements.This page is dedicated to keeping Rockwell Automation partners informed with quarterly updates.

Rockwell Automation Reports 4th Quarter/Full Year 2022 Re...

Rockwell announces a great finish to this fiscal year, with Q4 organic sales and earnings achieving double-digit growth year over year and sequentially. 

  • Full year orders over $10 billion, up over 20% year over year 

  • Fourth quarter reported sales up 17.6% year over year; organic sales up 20.5% year over year 

  • Full year reported sales of $7.8 billion, up 10.9% year over year; organic sales up 11.3% year over year 

  • ARR grew 14% year over year; total ARR over 8% of revenue 

Read the full press release: Rockwell Automation - Rockwell Automation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022 Results; Introduces Fiscal 2023 Guidance 

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Announcing Rockwell Automation Leadership Updates

Don Shoemaker has been named regional vice president, Market Access, North America. Don will report to Gina Claxton, president, Americas. In this role, Don will lead the market access strategy and will drive the revenue associated with our North America partner ecosystem, including distribution, system integration, alliances, and strategic partnerships. He will also focus on expanding revenue growth through our channel partnerships into the North Americas territory regions.

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Rockwell Automation Strengthens Portfolio with CUBIC Acqu...

On October 31, 2022, Rockwell officially completed the acquisition of CUBIC.  Founded in 1973, CUBIC specializes in a modular system for constructing electrical panels. CUBIC is headquartered in Bronderslev, Denmark, and serves fast-growing industries such as renewable energy, data centers, and infrastructure.   

CUBIC’s efficient and flexible modular systems, combined with Rockwell’s intelligent devices and industry expertise, will benefit customers by offering faster time to market, enabling broader plant-wide applications for intelligent motor control, and generating smart data to increase sustainability and productivity. 

Additionally, CUBIC’s established partner model will allow Rockwell to expand its partner network for intelligent motor control offerings in Asia, Europe, and Latin America.  

For more information, see the official announcement 

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Enabling a Sustainable Future with Technology Partner, Di...

Learn how Rockwell Automation and Dialight, a Rockwell Automation Partner, are supporting ESG (environment, social and governance) progress together. Read the blog post here.  

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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. 

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Congratulations to our new Platinum Partners!

Congratulations to our 10 new Platinum Partners that have earned this exclusive designation in the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork™ in our last fiscal quarter. Eight System Integrators and two Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) partners have demonstrated exceptional customer experiences, delivered unmatched solutions, and achieved the highest level of competencies, capabilities, and success required to reach Platinum status. Thank you for your continued partnership!  

Link: Rockwell Automation Press Release link  

Rockwell Automation is pleased to welcome the following companies to its Platinum designation: 

System Integrators 

Original Equipment Manufacturers 

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Thank You!

As we get close to the end of the year, I would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU for everything you have done in 2022. While 2022 continued to be challenging in so many ways, we still had a great finish to our fiscal year, achieved many successful outcomes for our customers, and we could not have done it without you, our PartnerNetwork™ companies. You should be very proud. 

As we look forward to the new year, we find ourselves well-positioned for a successful 2023 and the continued evolution of our PartnerNetwork will play a critical role in amplifying mutual growth in areas such as: 

  • Our core hardware business

  • Emerging areas and acquisitions like Cubic & Asem

  • Information Solutions like FactoryTalk® Hub™, Plex, Fiix®, and Emulate3D™

  • Delivering customer value by working with our Technology Partners to deliver integrated solutions 

The Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork is unmatched in the industry. Our partners are best-in-class, and your expertise, dedication, and strategic alignment make our partner ecosystem truly differentiated. With a customer focus always at the center of everything, we do we will continue to win and be Better Together.

- Johannes zu Etlz, Vice President - Global Market Access

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In the News!* (Turkey): Rockwell Automation embraces an ecosystem-driven approach Three core principles that underpin the partnership approach and deliver win-win results for everyone in the PartnerNetwork ecosystem are shared by Rockwell’s Christian Reuter, regional VP, Market Access, EMEA. 

Spiceworks: A Quick Guide to Smart Manufacturing Rockwell’s Scott Wooldridge, regional president, Asia Pacific, contributed this article taking a closer look at the many changes in the manufacturing ecosystem and shares valuable insights and best practices for smart manufacturing. 

Forbes: Why Most Manufacturers Were Hesitant About Tech Investments—And Why They Aren’t Any Longer Plex’s Jerry Foster, CTO & cofounder, authored this column on the emergence of I4.0 and the need for manufacturers to embrace IT transformation or risk being left behind—"only to be seen in the rearview mirror of modern, smarter manufacturing.” 

Solutions Review: The 11 Best Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) to Consider Plex is included in this list of the best MES makers – ranked alphabetically.  

Food & Drink Business (Australia): Plex your full potential Company-produced article featuring Rockwell’s Anthony Wong, regional director, South Pacific, explaining how Plex MES is helping food and beverage companies shift their systems to the cloud. 

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Special Announcement: E-signatures for System Integrator ...


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

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Welcome New Technology Partners!

We are excited to welcome Atom Robot and Fortinet to the Technology Partner program.

Atom Robot is an industry-leading robotics and intelligent technologies manufacturer, focused on the research and development of "freeing hands with technology".  Together, we aim to provide our customers with validated robot control and arm mechanics to help realize maximum manufacturing flexibility within their Rockwell Automation control environment.

To learn more about Atom Robot, please visit their partner locator page

Fortinet joins the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork as a Gold Technology Partner. Fortinet is a global leader in broad, integrated, and automated cybersecurity solutions. By partnering, Fortinet and Rockwell Automation will be able to provide powerful cybersecurity protection to global customers through the convergence of advanced networking and security capabilities.

To learn more about Fortinet, please visit their partner locator page.

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Rockwell Automation Celebrates the 31st Automation Fair®!

Thank you for helping make Automation Fair 2022 a huge success! This year, Automation Fair offered an immersive experience showcasing the power and value of connecting your enterprise end-to-end to deliver data-fueled insights. The two-day event brought together more than 10,000 tech savvy professionals, industrial automation experts and leaders to explore the latest breakthroughs, strategies, and proven best practices to enhance your operation and achieve results. 

“It’s great to bring Automation Fair back to Chicago. Since Rockwell was last here in 2019, a great deal has changed globally,” said Robin Saitz, CMO, Rockwell Automation. “We faced challenges never seen before and yet we continue to deliver on our promise to help our customers achieve outstanding results for a more productive and sustainable world.” 

Learn More & Save the Date for Automation Fair 2023 in Boston!  

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Partner Success Stories

Close collaboration with marketing supports the strategic positioning of our partnerships. Let’s highlight some latest results of close co-marketing planning with our System Integrator and OEM partners:  

Automotive Tier Supplier Takes Control of Assets
Working with System Integrator JAE Automation, automotive supplier CpK Interior Products finds a better way to manage control system assets – and reduce MTTR. Read more here. »

Dairy Redefines Efficiency & Sustainability
Working with System Integrator Automation Werx, Idaho Jersey Girls Dairy makes their vision of integrated milking operations a reality with PlantPAx® DCS.  Read more here. »

Centralized AGV Control Saves Energy & Improves Operations at Michelin
Enterprise Account Michelin improves operations and saves energy at its Cuneo plant, thanks to an innovative AGV project implemented by Gold OEM partner Giordano & C. using Rockwell Automation technology. Read the success story.  

Digitalized Architecture Underpins Machine Redesign
Ward Automation, a Gold OEM partner based in Ireland, provides machines with higher quality and precision, but half the size. Ward Automation is a specialist in the design, development, and fabrication of bespoke automation
|solutions for the medical device, pharmaceutical and high-end manufacturing industries.
Click here to view machine profile. 

iTRAK® Boosts Throughput in a Smaller Package
Gold OEM partner CWM Automation Limited leverages the capabilities of the iTRAK® Intelligent Track System to create core machine architecture that offers higher output in a smaller package. CWM specializes in filling, heat sealing and lidding machinery for applications in dairy, convenience foods, bakery, pharmaceutical and cosmetics.
Click here to view the machine profile.

Have a Case Study or Customer Success Story that you would like to submit? Please contact to your Partner Manager to begin the process. 

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Do you have a Case Study or Customer Success Story that y...

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.

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Get B2B Marketing Certified Today!

Rockwell Automation is offering partners access to an optional, online marketing course entitled Accelerating Business to Business (B2B) Marketing. Facilitated by Forrester, a world-renowned advisory company, this course lays the foundation for best-in-class marketing strategies that will help organizations grow and align teams for brilliant execution. Learners can hone strategic efforts and develop meaningful ongoing relationships with customers. This is a certification program, and upon completion of the course, you will become Forrester Certified.   

  The next class begins January 23, 2023. Talk to your Partner or Account Manager for more details and sign up here today.  

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Emulate3D™ & FactoryTalk® Logix Echo subscription bundles...

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. 

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Partner Enablement News

New and Updated Partner Program Capability Launches  

The SI and OEM Partner Programs have launched several new and updated capabilities, including General Motion, Intelligent Conveyance, Digital Engineering, IIOT, and Fiix CMMS (SI only). Access the training directly on Rockwell Automation University (RAU) or see Seismic for details and program-specific information.  

OEM Seismic Page 

SI Seismic Page 

If you do not have a RAU or Seismic Account, please refer to the OEM Welcome Kit or SI Welcome Kit for instructions on how to create an account.  

OEM Quarterly Webinar Series  
Please join us for the next session of the OEM Quarterly Webinar Series on January 9th, 2023. In this session we will be covering digital design tools, best practices in collaborative designs and how to reduce total time to design, develop and deliver a machine. Sign up for the webinar here

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Partner Technical Enablement Consultant Team for Informat...

Are you a Rockwell Automation System Integrator partner and considering the Information Solutions capability?  

The new Partner Technical Enablement Consultants team (PTEC) focuses on helping partners become fluent in our Information Solutions portfolio. Our PTEC team is revolutionizing enablement by moving from the traditional approach of one-time training to a continuous enablement practice. 

 From mentoring initiatives to First Project Support, the team delivers value to our partners by helping them understand more about our solutions through discussion on use cases, value proposition, technical architectures, how to deploy, how to implement and always looking to deliver the best content to help our partners to become more autonomous and reduce the time to value – and all of these initiatives to differentiate the value of our partnership with you - #BETTERTOGETHER.  

 Learn more about the PTEC team by watching this video 

 For more information about the Partner Technical Enablement Consultants team, contact your Rockwell Automation System Integrator Account Manager. 

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Meet Some of your Fellow Partners!

Did you know that Rockwell Automation has the strongest and largest partner ecosystem in our industry and is one of our biggest differentiators? Through our best-in-class global partners, we can deliver a complete set of solutions designed to help manufacturers succeed.  

Looking to collaborate, or want to find another partner to help deliver a particular outcome for our mutual customers? Meet and learn about some of the members of our PartnerNetwork™ here. 

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