BASF extends technology partnership with Apprion for North American plants

BASF has selected Apprion as the sole source provider of industrial wireless applications, systems and services for its North America manufacturing facilities, the company said on Tuesday.

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 Texas.

"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," he added.

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 also 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.

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