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1. Can you name some SoftNoze clients?
Since 1991 SoftNoze has been grateful for having acquired a long list of customers. Listed below are some of our esteemed end users, whom we (along with our distributor, global automation brands and machine builders) have supplied components to:

General Motors


BASF Corporation

Borg Warner


Kaman Aerospace


Stabilus Inc


City of Santa Rosa


US Pipe & Foundry

Oscar Mayer

The West Bend Company

Walt Disney Imagineering


JC Penny

Loeffler Chemical Corporation

John Deere

Solo Cup

Dial Corporation

Eli Lilly




Teledyne Packaging




Tower Automotive

Weyerhaeuser Company

Prince Corporation


Spalding Sports Worldwide

Viskase Corporation

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard

BMW US Manufacturing

Pitney Bowes

Kaman Aerospace


Sundstrand Aerospace


Permatex Inc

Textron Automotive

Tyco Electronics


Johnson Controls

Tennessee Stampings Inc

The Reynolds Company

TRW Canada


Jacobs Vehicle Equipment

United Industries


Tyco Healthcare

Northwestern University

Wacker Chemical Corp

Weiman Products

Flambeau Corporation

Union Tools

Cooper Industries


Cooper Industries

Dura Automotive

Franklin Press

GKN Automotive

United States Gypsum

Delphi Interiors


Agro-Farma Inc (Chobani)


2. Who are the leading companies within Factory automation and the Process Automation markets?
Leading brands within automation, listed by Name, Revenue (Year) & headquarter location. (Please note, links open a new window/tab):

ABB Limited, $37.9B (2011), Zurich, Switzerland
Aspen Technology Inc, $243.1M (2012), Burlington, MA, USA
Beckhoff Automation GmbH, $391.5M (2011), Verl, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Robert Bosch GmbH, $66.6B (2011), Stuttgart, Germany
Danaher Corporation, $16.1B (2011), Washington, DC, USA
Denso Corporation, $38.3B (2012), Kariya, Aichi, Japan
Emerson Electric Company, $24.4B (2012), St. Louis, MO USA
General Electric Company, $147.3B (2011), Fairfield, CT USA
Honeywell International Inc, $36.5B (2012), Morristown, NJ USA
Invensys plc, $4.06B (2012), London, United Kingdom
Mitsubishi Corporation, $67.6B (2012), Tokyo, Japan
MTL Instruments Group/Cooper, $3.15B (2011, Cooper Industries), Luton, United Kingdom
National Instruments Corporation, $1.02B (2011), Austin, TX USA
Rockwell Automation Inc, $6.2B (2012), Milwaukee, WI, USA
Omron Corporation, $6.86B(2011), Kyoto, Japan
Schneider Electric SA, $28.9B (2011), Rueil-Malmaison, France
Siemens, $100.6(2012), Munich, Germany
Toshiba Corporation, $38.9B (2012), Tokyo, Japan
Yokogawa Electric Corporation, $4.06B (2012), Musashino, Tokyo, Japan

Additionally, see this link Sensor & Switch for the companies that SoftNoze's Integration Components work with.

3. How can I/we become a SoftNoze customer?
So happy you asked, please click on the "How to Buy" link at the left or Here, for your options. SoftNoze hopes to hear from you very soon!
4. What are the job titles of people using SoftNoze Components?
Project Managers- Project Managers coordinate teams, overall designs and component usage. If standard components are known, money can be saved and the projects costs can be reduced.

Mechanical Designers- SoftNoze components fit into systems that are both electrical and mechaical in nature. Mechanical Designers seek new ways to innovate and automate, SoftNoze provides 3D files so we can co-design to benefit the end client and speed-up time to production.

Controls Designers- We offer components that give electrical designers the options they need to integrate sensors without seeking a mechanical designer's help or those additional expenses. We help get sensors connected and working; to signal PLC's, control robotics and support complex vision systems.

Machinists & Fabricators- Machine and weld shops utilize our stock components so they can manufacture a sensor or switch into just about any application. By providing smaller components rich with useful features, these people can focus on large machined parts and the overall assembly.

Assembly Technicians- Machine builders and their supporting electricians pull all the parts together to produce the final machine. Often the necessary sensor mounts and switch brackets are not always fully designed and sometimes totally overlooked. Or actual plant floor realities call for something different than what's shown on the blueprints. In either case, the smaller components offered by SoftNoze support their experience in building all types of machinery and equipment for successful outcomes.

Millwright- Craftsmen, a tradesman, who's engaged with the construction and maintenance of machinery.