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ACC and NAMUR Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Jointly Drive Automation and Instrumentation Technology

Agreement confirms good relationship between the two organizations

Tom Flanagin

WASHINGTON (August 6, 2019) - Recently, the American Chemistry Council (“ACC”) on behalf of its Process Automation Users Group (“PAUG”) and NAMUR, the association of process industry end users of automation technology, have signed an agreement to cooperate on topics of common interest in automation and instrumentation technology.

The agreement focuses on improving processes, policies, guidance and standards impacting the instruments and systems used in the process industry. Both organizations – on behalf of their members – pursue aligned solutions in order to advance technological progress globally.

The collaboration agreement has been prepared by joint presentations of the strategic direction and objectives of both associations by board members. The MOU was finally signed on May 6th, 2019. “We are very pleased to be working with NAMUR on common areas of interest in the respective technologies,” said Bill Gulledge, Senior Manager of American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Chemical Products and Technology Division (CPTD). “NAMUR is an internationally recognized leader and it’s important that we work together if we are to achieve the shared goal of a stronger global cross-linkage of interests.”

“The international representation of user interests in automation technology is key for our success,” said Felix Hanisch, NAMUR president. “It’s a great pleasure and honor to cooperate with ACC’s PAUG as the North American users’ group to influence and shape the way to a process automation technology of the future.”

American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council’s mission is to advocate for the people, policy, and products of chemistry that make the United States the global leader in innovation and manufacturing. To achieve this, we: Champion science-based policy solutions across all levels of government; Drive continuous performance improvement to protect employees and communities through Responsible Care®; Foster the development of sustainability practices throughout ACC member companies; and Communicate authentically with communities about challenges and solutions for a safer, healthier and more sustainable way of life. Our vision is a world made better by chemistry, where people live happier, healthier, and more prosperous lives, safely and sustainably—for generations to come.


NAMUR, the "User Association of Automation Technology in Process Industries", is an international association of user companies (established in 1949) and represents their interests concerning automation technology. NAMUR numbers over 150 member companies. The achievement of added value through automation engineering is at the forefront in all NAMUR member company activities. NAMUR conducts a frank and fair dialogue with manufacturers.

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