Global Vision: Keith Nosbusch, Rockwell Automation

In this IEC Global Visions interview, Keith Nosbusch, Chairman and CEO of Rockwell Automation (until 2016), shares how smarter manufacturing increases global competitiveness. He underlines that IEC International Standards help improve plant safety and enhance product reliability and quality. They also allow companies to become more sustainable by lowering their energy consumption and improving waste management, which in turn helps reduce cost.

more info on: http://www.iec.ch/globalvisions/rockwellautomation/


Global Vision: Franz Fehrenbach, Robert Bosch GmbH

In this IEC Global Visions interview, Franz Fehrenbach, Chairman, Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH, shares why he strongly believes that it is a big mistake for any company not to participate in international standardization work or to develop products with different standards in different markets. He further explains the philosophy that has driven Bosch since its founder’s days and how the company has always tried to have a long-term orientation, striking a balance between business, society and the environment to achieve sustainability.

more info on: http://www.iec.ch/globalvisions/bosch/


Global Vision: Dr Naoya Takahashi, Hitachi Systems, Ltd.

In this IEC Global Visions interview, Dr Naoya Takahashi, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hitachi Systems, Ltd., shares why Hitachi believes that a concerted effort and collaboration of many companies results in the faster development of the global technical rules his industry needs. Why it is necessary for globally active companies to not only use international standards, but actively participate in the standardization process and how this can lead to new opportunities and helps build enterprise. Dr Takahashi further explains Hitachi’s engagement in Social Innovation Business and how his company plans to contribute to the reduction of 100 million tons of CO2 annually, by 2025.

The interview is also available in Japanese.

More info on: http://www.iec.ch/globalvisions/hitachi/


Global Vision: Wolfhart Hauser, Intertek Group

In this IEC Global Visions interview, Wolfhart Hauser, CEO of Intertek (until 2015), shares why conformity assessment is becoming more important and at the same time more complex. Why Intertek participates in the IEC standards setting process and how IEC International Standards and Conformity Assessment Systems can help reduce complexity, speed up market access, reduce costs and add agility. He also shares how Intertek developed a concept for global conformity assessment that is now used by major testing organizations around the world.

more info: http://www.iec.ch/globalvisions/intertek/


Global Vision: Dr Kazuo Kyuma, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

In this IEC Global Visions interview, Dr Kazuo Kyuma, Executive Vice President and Group President Semiconductor & Device (June 2010), shares how the particular climate and environment of Japan has helped Mitsubishi Electric to build quality products that fit every need and region in the world. He underlines the importance of delivering the right level of quality to achieve customer satisfaction and keep products accessible. Dr Kyuma further outlines how the company’s participation in IEC standardization work helps it define the right level of quality, which in turn builds customer trust and corporate success.

This interview is also available in Japanese.

More info on: http://www.iec.ch/globalvisions/mitsubishielectric/


Global Vision: Thembani Bukula, NERSA (National Energy Regulator of South Africa)

Thembani Bukula, Energy Regulator for South Africa (2013) explains why the use of IEC International Standards and participation in IEC work allows countries to ensure that investment in national electrical infrastructure is secure, reliable, safe and affordable.

More info on: http://www.iec.ch/globalvisions/nersa/