BGEN has been awarded a UK industry-first by Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation.

The specialist, multi-discipline engineering solutions business, is the first company to be approved to provide Rockwell Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform integration in the UK.

The approval gives BGEN certification to integrate Rockwell Automation’s award-winning FactoryTalk InnovationSuite, powered by PTC, including PTC ThingWorx. PTC ThingWorx simultaneously removes technical barriers to the IIoT implementation, while emphasising practical solutions that quickly return value. The platform can help companies to realise cost, efficiency and productivity improvements.

BGEN, already a gold level system integrator with Rockwell Automation, secured the approved IIoT status following a rigorous capabilities check. The process included engineers achieving certification for PTC ThingWorx Fundamentals and PTC ThingWorx Professional, and successfully completing a project using the platform. This was alongside the company demonstrating a proven track record of supporting industrial organisations in their digitalisation journeys.

Jeff Stewart, information solutions systems integrator program manager EMEA, at Rockwell Automation, said: “Approving BGEN as our first accredited IIoT system integrator in the UK was a natural step in progressing our long-standing relationship with the company.

“It has a team of highly skilled engineers in place to support our industrial end-users in realising the full potential of our award-winning FactoryTalk Innovation Suite including the PTC ThingWorx Platform.”

Robin Whitehead, chief executive at BGEN, added: “This approval adds to our credentials in the automation and digitalisation space.

“The fact that companies like Rockwell Automation put their trust in us to help optimise the benefits of their technology is testament to the level of investment we place in our people and service we provide to our customers.”