“In the competitive environment of manufacturing, most enterprises in recent years have started outsourcing engineering to reduce costs. To maintain the overall integrity of the automation solution, skilled engineering services from independent system integrators are in high demand,” says Frank Van Baal, Regional Director, ZI-ARGUS, a provider of automation and control solutions. A market as crucial as manufacturing needs quality, cost effective and swiftly delivered services. In this light, ZI-ARGUS initiated the delivery of its distinguished and advanced Industrial Automation projects and has rightly earned the tag of a pioneer in the Asia-Pacific manufacturing industry.
Headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand, ZI-ARGUS was incepted in 1994 when Industrial Automation was gaining momentum in the European manufacturing industry. Acting in accordance with the need of the hour, ZI-ARGUS positioned itself in the market and is currently operational in Australia, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand. The organization cemented its position in the market by providing sophisticated engineering solutions to their clients and helping them automate their processes and amalgamate these data through Management Execution Systems to the ERP level. The organization understands its clients’ business expectations and requirements and then employs best in class technologies with the aid of their exceptionally conversant specialists.
With the company’s comprehensive solutions and client-oriented approach, ZI-ARGUS has been solving business issues pertaining to several industry verticals, thereby, making their client list extensive. Their clientele includes names such as Nestle, Unilever, Friesland Campina, Dow Chemical, Michelin, Heineken, San Miguel, Lion Nathan, Indofood among others. Food &Beverage, Personal Care, Life Science, Chemical & Petrochemical, Pharmaceuticals, Oil & Gas, Cement, Power, Mining and Automotive industries are the verticals that ZI-ARGUS specialises in.
This strong hold across verticals and a long list of elite clients was gained as a result of ZI-ARGUS’ high-end services which include MES solutions for automotive and electrical component manufacturers; Batch automation for paint, chemical, pharmaceuticals and food & beverage industry; large Distributed Control Systems; Tracking and Tracing solutions; Overall Equipment Efficiency Solutions and Brewery-specific software solutions.
This strong hold across verticals and a long list of elite clients was gained as a result of ZI-ARGUS’ high-end services
One of the major tasks for ZI-ARGUS is to provide engineering to help manufacturers make their production processes more efficient and cost effective, which in turn helps them to stay competitive in the global market. The company also helps their clients in the Manufacturing Industry to further automate their processes and amalgamate these data through Management Execution Systems to the ERP level. The process of providing engineered solutions to their clients commences during the planning phase of a project, when the company identifies the clients’ business requisites and works on the project designs, including the project execution and operation.
Staying strong in today’s competitive market, ZI-ARGUS has earned prestigious NTCC Award “Best SME of the Year 2006”. Talking about the current status of the company in the market, Frank explains, “Today, ZI-ARGUS is a market leading independent Systems Integrator that ensures our customers are receiving the best solution for their specific needs and requirements.” Adding to their current global presence, ZI-ARGUS has marked their geographical expansion to ASEAN countries. Talking about the company’s technological expansion, ZI-ARGUS has plans to develop product-based solutions which will resolve Energy Management and Product Line Optimization Manufacturing inconveniences.