Free Gateway to China business kit on 4GB USB stick

If you are an exporter of automation hardware or machines, there's one essential passport to doing business in China and other Far Eastern markets, and that is the CC-Link family of open networks.

As a special incentive to current or prospective exporters to get involved and consider the benefits of adopting CC-Link, the CLPA is offing a free 4GB USB stick containing highly valued content from its current Gateway to China (G2C) campaign.

All you need do is email your contact details directly to and your kit will be posted directly to you. The CC-Link industrial networking protocol has been widely adopted by Asian industries for whom it has now become the de-facto standard. If you are contemplating exporting automation hardware and machines to these markets, you should not just be aware of this open-standard, but also actively embracing it to heighten your chances of winning business in the region.

Though it may have taken a check in recent times, the Chinese economy continues to be the envy of the developed world, with growth figures that Europe and the United States can only dream about. In the coming years, as the world economy improves, China is set to overtake the United States as the world's largest economy. You cannot afford to miss out on the opportunities that this will bring in terms of export potential.

The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) is currently using its strengths in Asia to help European device manufacturers develop and promote those CC-Link enabled products that will find far greater market acceptance - particularly among Chinese customers, as well as customers across Asia, in general.

The CLPA's 'Gateway to China' (G2C) programme has been formulated to help exporters with a variety of services, advice and introductions – all designed to ease the route to this lucrative market. As part of this programme, G2C has put together a package of information, including the white paper, 'Doing Business in China', plus videos, essential information and contacts – all on a USB stick which you can have completely free of charge by emailing your contact details to:

Don't delay! The future of your export business may well depend upon it.

Already involved in the G2C program are leading companies including 3M, ABB Robotics, Balluff GmbH, Bihl+Wiedemann GmbH, Cognex, Datalogic S.p.A., Frontline Test Equipment, Hilscher Geseellschaft für Systemautomation mbH, HMS Industrial Networks, IDEC Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V., Molex, Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH, Pro-face Europe B.V., WAGO Kontakttechnik GmbH & Co KG and Weidmüller's Ethernet infrastructure business unit.

John Browett, CLPA General Manager explains further. 'The CLPA is using its strength in Asia to help European device manufacturers develop and promote CC-Link enabled products that will find far greater market acceptance in China. As a well supported open-standard it also has a far higher potential for growth in the future, as many partner companies have already recognised. We are making this offer of a free G2C kit to grab the attention of those people who may be considering exporting and help them to move forwards.'

About the CLPA

The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) is an international organisation with over 1,700 member companies worldwide. The partners’ common objective is promotion and technical development of the family of CC-Link open network technologies. Over 1,200 certified products are now available from over 250 manufacturers. CC-Link is the leading industrial fieldbus in Asia and is becoming increasingly popular in Europe and the Americas. The European headquarters is in Germany, with offices throughout the continent. The key details for CLPA’s Gateway to China (G2C) can be found at the URL

Editor Contact

DMA Europa Ltd : Bob Dobson
Tel: +44 (0)1798 861677
Fax: +44 (0)1299 403092

Company Contact

CLPA Europe : John Browett
Tel: +44-(0)776 833 8708
Fax: +49 (0)2102 532 9740

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