PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) is pleased about the growth of its PROFIBUS and PROFINET technologies in 2009. Especially in light of the difficult global economic situation during the last 18 months, the market numbers, which were gathered by notary statistics as always, underline the importance of PROFIBUS and PROFINET in the automation industry.
PROFINET, the Industrial Ethernet solution of PI, was able to continue its growth during the difficult year of 2009 with 500,000 newly purchased devices – compared to 460,000 devices in 2008. As a result, the installed basis has now climbed to 2.1 million devices. The trend shows that the sales of PROFINET has not been adversely affected by the recession; on the contrary, the trend is in the opposite direction.