“The right decision”
Anniversary video on 25 years of existence of PI in Germany

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation e.V. (PNO), a special video was presented at this year's PI Conference in Speyer, Germany. In the anniversary video, users and manufacturers report their very personal experiences with the PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) and its technologies. It was clear from their remarks that PI not only stands for an open organization. Rather, its technologies, in particular, inspire enthusiasm.

“What 25 years of participation in PI means to me is being at the forefront of technical advancement for 25 years”, said Michael Ziesemer, President of the ZVEI e.V. (German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association) and COO at Endress+Hauser, for example, in the 5-minute video. Daniel Huber, Chairman of the Management of ABB Automation and Arjen Kreis, Director of Automation Planning at Audi also spoke of the strengths of the organization and its technologies. The main players agreed, in particular, that a piece of technical history in industrial automation was written during the 25 years of work of PI. Participation in PI offered, and continues to offer, the opportunity to join in on the design of the automation world itself. Thus, 25 years of PI stands for the openness of the system world and communication. Users and manufacturers are happy about the standardized solutions.

The video, which is available in English and German, is oriented towards new users but also to potential members and is intended to motivate participation in the advancing development in the direction of Industrie 4.0 and to deepen confidence in the technologies of PI. A first look at the video is possible at

By: Ketterer