Colfax selects ThingWorx platform on Microsoft Azure to accelerate IoT initiatives across its businesses

Ryan Cahalane of Colfax

PTC announced that Colfax Corporation, a globally recognised manufacturing and engineering technology company, has selected the ThingWorx® Industrial Innovation Platform powered by Microsoft Azure to align its Internet of Things (IoT) efforts and increase the pace of development.

Colfax Corporation is a leading diversified industrial technology company that provides air and gas handling and fabrication technology products and services to customers around the world under the highly-recognised Howden and ESAB brands.

Building on its Colfax Business System (CBS) and culture of continuous improvement, Colfax has launched a major digital transformation effort recognised as Data Driven Advantage (DDA). Colfax has selected the ThingWorx platform to increase efficiencies and accelerate progress across its development teams, leveraging ThingWorx and Colfax’s application expertise to bring new products to market more rapidly and enhance service levels.

“Empowering our business platforms with greater transformational digital capabilities is integral to our growth strategy,” said Ryan Cahalane, vice president, Digital Growth, Colfax. “ThingWorx not only supports our existing businesses, but also can contribute to more rapid integration of acquisitions. With ThingWorx and Microsoft Azure IoT, we can focus more on what we do best and improve customer experiences.”

Recognising the importance of the cloud for enterprise IoT, Colfax selected a proven platform that could support industry leading cloud offerings and serve as the foundation of their IoT initiatives today and in the future.

Jim Heppelmann

ThingWorx, combined with Microsoft Azure IoT, will allow Colfax to fully leverage its existing Azure investment, unlock unprecedented value, and quickly grow and scale its operations. Azure IoT offers a rich set of built-in connectivity and device security features, enabling reliable and secure bidirectional communication between millions of IoT devices.

“ThingWorx, combined with Microsoft Azure IoT, provides Colfax with a complete IoT platform that can handle everything from connecting critical devices, to building applications, to analysing invaluable operational data,” said Jim Heppelmann, president and CEO, PTC. “This will enable Colfax to transform the way they service and support their products, and we look forward to helping them succeed.”

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