Schneider Electric and Kewaunee International partner to create next-gen labs

The labs will be powered by cutting-edge technologies that increase productivity and performance by omitting redundancies and breaking down silos, informed the companies

Schneider Electric announced a strategic alliance with Kewaunee Scientific Corporation’s international division to create next-generation smart labs of the future.

A company statement said, “This alliance will embolden Schneider Electric’s advancements in digital transformation and the integration of new-age technologies in the life sciences, healthcare, diagnostic and other segments requiring top-performing laboratories. The two companies share the vision to create an unparalleled customer experience for those looking to develop world-class laboratories by offering them an integrated approach.”

It added, “Schneider Electric’s digital technology capability champions sustainability and decarbonisation by optimising digital energy. This, when combined with Kewaunee’s manufacturing and infrastructure capabilities, will bring to life the ability for companies to construct and operate laboratories that are truly 21st century in their digital capabilities. The company’s IoT and cloud-enabled EcoStruxure solution will render increased efficiency leading towards a well-equipped and future-ready ecosystem within laboratories. These labs will be powered by cutting-edge technologies that increase productivity and performance by omitting redundancies and breaking down silos.”

“The pandemic has accelerated the need to bolster the life sciences sector across the globe, and is playing a pivotal role in becoming a global hub for pharma, with a streamlined focus on diagnostics and testing. Our partnership with Kewaunee International lies on several tenets to reimagine and redesign the operation and functioning of laboratories across the country. Smart labs of the future will catalyse our vision to provide real-time insights across people, product, and process by end-to-end lifecycle management in labs. We are proud to enter into this alliance, as we envision a future where our technical expertise and Kewaunee International’s prowess in manufacturing and infrastructure will render all-encompassing smart labs to create a more sustainable ecosystem for our customers,” said Manish Kumar, SVP, Digital Buildings, Schneider Electric.

“The need for transformative solutions and practices in diagnostics and testing has expedited the growth of the healthcare and life sciences industry across the country. Being cognizant of this and thriving innovation, we at Schneider Electric are proud to enter this strategic alliance. This collaboration is aimed at redefining, revamping, and creating laboratories where businesses will be able to reap benefits and serve their customers with revolutionary technologies. The labs being designed can predict, analyse, diagnose, and provide solutions at unparalleled speed and increased efficiency. This partnership will bolster our efforts in building a robust network of smart labs that aims to fuel growth and potential in India as well as globally,” said Bhupesh Arora, Business Head, Digital Energy, Schneider Electric India.

“The future of laboratory infrastructure is changing, and Kewaunee is investing and building capabilities to lead the laboratory 4.0 solution transformations for our customers. We are excited to partner with Schneider to provide these cutting-edge capabilities to our customers and grow together as future-ready companies,” said B Sathya Murthy, VP & MD, International Operations, Kewaunee Scientific Corporation.

“This alliance brings together the capabilities of two industry leaders to provide an unparalleled offering to customers who are demanding better performance and insights from their laboratories,” said Tom Hull III, President & CEO, Kewaunee Scientific Corporation, Kewaunee Scientific Corporation, USA.

The statement informed, “Schneider Electric and Kewaunee International will commence their operations to traverse across the complete lifecycle of laboratories from design, build, operation, and maintenance to allow the effective management of smart labs throughout their entire lifecycle. This collaboration will further streamline data analytics, monitoring and laboratory management to create secure networks and mitigate risks to bolster business function. Next-generation laboratory solutions for life sciences, healthcare and P&G segments will catalyse the growth of digital business in India and create increased value for customers, enabling immense business potential.”

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency. We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.

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