Advantech: a leader within the IPC global market

10 August 2017

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Twenty-five years since its inception, Advantech has become a leader in the global IPC (Industrial PC) market. During this period, the company has created a solid base to remain the key player within this sector, holding a 30 per cent market share of the global industrial PC market.

Advantech offers a comprehensive IPC product range that delivers reliability and stability for extreme environments, providing its customers with a one-stop shopping experience implementing Industry 4.0 and fulfilling their Industrial IoT needs. Advantech industrial PCs enable Industry 4.0 by integrating automation and cloud technologies into smart factory systems in the six dimensions of machine automation, machine monitoring and predictive maintenance, MES integration and production traceability, factory energy management, factory environment monitoring, and equipment monitoring and optimisation.

Proof of this role as a key player in the IPC market came from the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA). In cooperation with BusinessNext and Interbrand they issue the annual Top Taiwan Global Brands Survey, rewarding Advantech with a 10th place in the just-released 2008 Top Taiwan Global Brands survey, with a brand value of US$299 million. The company was also recognised for its six straight years of steady brand value growth, evidence of increasing global image stature, and stronger brand competitiveness. The jury praised Advantech also for its shifting directions from a ‘product-oriented’ approach to a ‘service-oriented’ business development strategy. Recognition was also given to its global footprint: the company is present in 18 countries and 39 cities to facilitate the speediest time-to-market services and support to its clients around the world.

Advantech has become renowned for its innovative design and the adoption of future-proof technology. In keeping up with the recent trends of miniaturisation and modularisation, the company has departed from conventional concepts to develop new IPC designs that offer flexible installation and high expandability.

Advantech offers customised configuration for every platform. The organisation’s configure-to-order services (CTOS) include web-based purchasing, standardised manufacturing, integrated professional testing, and global delivery services allow system integrators and end-device customers to customise product in response to changing market trends.

Global leaderships need to be supported by global service. Advantech has established branch offices and service centres in major regional markets throughout the world in order to provide just-in-time services locally. Thus, requests for device maintenance and component delivery can be easily satisfied worldwide.

To meet the demands of a fast-growing knowledge economy, Advantech is introducing an Open Business Model to determine its future organisational and operational direction, and will continue to drive its core business growth engine to further advance its established leadership in the IPC and Industrial IoT markets.

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