BASF Extends Agreement With Apprion
Multi-Million Dollar Agreement Names Apprion as Core Technology and
Services Provider for Safety, Security, Compliance and Performance
FREEPORT, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 09/03/13 -- 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.
Apprion delivers industrial wireless application systems and services
for the process manufacturing industry. Whether it is the need to
address safety or security concerns, meet compliance mandates, or
improve productivity, a wireless application system from Apprion will
assure that any industrial application is easier to deploy and manage
while delivering value faster, more efficiently. For more
information, visit www.apprion.com.
Apprion and all other Apprion Inc. product or service names are
trademarks of Apprion Inc. in the USA and other countries. Other
brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies.
Copyright 2013 Apprion Inc. All rights reserved.
BASF - The Chemical Company
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the
North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has
more than 16,600 employees in North America, and had sales of $18.5
billion in 2012. For more information about BASF's North American
operations, visit www.basf.us.
BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company.
Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products
and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic
success with environmental protection and social responsibility.
Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly
every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our
products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring
nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this
contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a
sustainable future. BASF had sales of EUR 72.1 billion in 2012 and
more than 110,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further
information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.
Cindy S. Suggs, APR
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