In parallel with Eplan joining the e-F@ctory Alliance, Mitsubishi Electric Europe have been welcomed into Eplan's "Community of efficient engineering". This was agreed between Maximilian Brandl, Chairman of Eplan's Board of Management, and Hartmut Pütz, President of Mitsubishi Electric's European Factory Automation Business Group, during a meeting at the SPS IPC Drives fair 2013 in Nuremberg, Germany. The meeting confirmed the importance of the close and strategic cooperation between Eplan and Mitsubishi Electric.
Hartmut Pütz comments: "We highly appreciate the close cooperation with Eplan. The Eplan Platform impressively addresses the issue of minimising engineering costs effectively. This enables us to provide our mutual customers with an additional innovative solution based on our e-F@ctory Alliance." Maximilian Brandl agrees and adds: "We are pleased to be a member of the Mitsubishi Electric partner network. Our worldwide customers benefit from the new eCAD & PLC interface and the availability of many components on the Eplan Data Portal. We are convinced that the cooperation with Mitsubishi Electric will furthermore ease our market approach in Japan." Following the common understanding of both partners, a close cooperation between their development departments has begun, to enable the integration of the two software worlds. It is predicted that the final result will enable their mutual customers to benefit from reductions in engineering costs of more than 50 percent.