Schneider Electric Previews Asset Management Strategy For Puerto Rican Pharmaceutical Customers

Sep 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Schneider Electric

    PALATINE, Ill., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 67 of Puerto Rico's
 pharmaceutical manufacturing leaders gathered in San Juan recently to preview
 Schneider Electric's "Electrical Asset Management" offering.  The four-day
 event focused on maximizing return on investment of capital equipment by
 minimizing equipment lifecycle costs.
     Representatives from Fluor Daniel, Eli Lilly, Pharmacia, Pfizer, Wyeth,
 Merck, Bristol Myers Squibb, Abbott, Searle, and Astra Zeneca, attended
 seminars, spoke with product managers, and learned of the company's first wave
 of products and services designed to help manage electrical equipment return
 on investment (ROI).
     "The technical presentations and product demonstrations gave our Merck
 team a clear understanding of what asset management is all about," said
 Francisco A. Rodriguez, Manager, Merck Barceloneta.  "The presentations on
 communications and data storage technology for motor control centers and
 PowerLogic(R) power monitoring systems were especially interesting."
     According to Mark Liston, Global Sales Director, Pharmaceutical Accounts,
 the company's Electrical Asset Management offering focuses on the five stages
 in an equipment lifecycle: Acquisition, Deployment, Operation, Maintenance,
 and Disposal.
     "The response we received in Puerto Rico was exceptional and validated our
 view of Electrical Asset Management," Liston said, "that customers need more
 than databasing software and leasing options on their purchases to manage the
 lifetime costs of their equipment."
     SQUARE D is a market-leading brand of electrical distribution, industrial
 control and automation products, systems and services, and is the flagship
 brand in the U.S. for the North American Division of Schneider Electric.
 SQUARE D, MODICON, MERLIN GERIN and TELEMECANIQUE products are found in all
 types of residential, commercial and industrial construction, in a wide range
 of manufacturing and processing facilities, and in or on the products of other
 manufacturers.  Schneider Electric, headquartered in Paris, France, is a
 global electrical industry leader with 2000 sales of approximately $9.7
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     Jeanne Schweder
     Phone: (704) 916-6173
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