Copalp is now copa-data france

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Salzburg/Austria, February 17, 2016

COPALP is now COPA-DATA France

The COPA-DATA Group is strengthening their presence in France. Since 2002 COPA-DATA has held the majority stake in the COPALP company based in the south-east of France. It has now been renamed COPA-DATA France. The youngest COPA-DATA subsidiary thereby takes over the management of the zenon product portfolio in France.

The name change of the branch in France has resulted in the eleventh COPA-DATA subsidiary being established worldwide. “The integration of COPALP in the COPA-DATA Group is a future-oriented step for our company in this important European market. We can also continue working on the basis of the successful software development of straton”, explains COPA-DATA CEO Thomas Punzenberger. For many years COPALP has been developing the hardware-independent software solution, straton. It offers an integrated development environment where PLCs can be tailored to specific customer needs. The embedded software is implemented worldwide and controls machines in various industries. straton will continue to be developed in France as well as sold from there.

A powerful software team

Sensor data from machines can be rapidly and reliably transfered even to higher-level systems particularly though the networking of straton and zenon. This results in fully developed and powerful potential in terms of HMI/SCADA, Reporting, IoT applications and Cloud enhancements. The development and the technical support of straton as an embedded software solution for control systems will continue to be advanced in Échirolles and henceforth be more strongly affiliated with the development of zenon in Salzburg. “We are taking over the sales management of zenon for France. Support and Consulting are now being continually expanded and we are profiting from the support of the Salzburg headquarters. We are excited to now represent zenon in association with straton on the French market”, says Jérôme Follut, CEO of COPA-DATA France.

From the outset COPA-DATA France can count on support from JS automation. With over ten years of experience in projects with zenon, they are one of three Expert Partners worldwide of the over 160 partner companies within the COPA-DATA Partner Community.

The new COPA-DATA subsidiary for France is based at:

Parc Sud galaxie – Rue du Sextant
38130 Échirolles – France/Europe
Tel.: +33 (0)438 2600 75
Fax.: +33 (0)476 2634 17


copa-data_france_new-subsidiary: With immediate effect COPA-DATA France (formerly COPALP) takes over the management of the automation software zenon and straton in France.

Jérôme Follut_CEO COPA-DATA France: “We are taking over the sales management of zenon for France and are excited to represent zenon in association with straton on the French market”, says Jérôme Follut, CEO of COPA-DATA France.

Thomas Punzenberger_CEO COPA-DATA: “The integration of COPALP in the COPA-DATA Group is a future-oriented step for our company in this important European market”, explains Thomas Punzenberger, CEO of COPA-DATA.


COPA-DATA is the technological leader for ergonomic and highly dynamic process solutions. The company, founded in 1987, develops the software zenon® for HMI/SCADA, Dynamic Production Reporting and integrated PLC systems at the headquarters in Austria. COPA-DATA France (formerly COPALP) develops and maintains straton® as a flexible IEC 61131-3-based PLC and data processing environment for embedded platforms. The powerful integration of straton with COPA-DATA's automation software zenon allows a seamless project extension from field to SCADA level at any time.

The software products are sold through its own offices in Europe, North America and Asia, as well as partners and distributors throughout the world. Customers benefit from local contact persons and local support thanks to a decentralized corporate structure. As an independent company, COPA-DATA can act quickly and flexibly, continues to set new standards in functionality and ease of use and leads the market trends. Over 100,000 installed systems in more than 50 countries provide companies in the Food & Beverage, Energy & Infrastructure, Automotive and Pharmaceutical sectors with new scope for efficient automation.

On zenon

zenon® is COPA-DATA`s highly versatile product family for industry-specific ergonomic process solutions: from sensors through to ERP. It consists of zenon Analyzer, zenon Supervisor, zenon Operator and zenon Logic. zenon Analyzer provides templates to create tailor-made reports (e.g. on consumption, downtimes, KPIs) based on data from IT and automation. zenon Supervisor, an independent SCADA system, allows comprehensive process monitoring and control of redundant systems, even in complex networks and with secure remote access. zenon Operator guarantees, as an HMI system, safe control of machines and simple, intuitive operation – including Multi-Touch. zenon Logic, which is an integrated IEC 61131-3-based PLC system, allows optimum process control and logical data processing. As a platform-independent portfolio for process solutions, the zenon Product Family integrates smoothly into existing automation and IT environments and provides set-up wizards and templates to enable easy configuration and simple migration from other systems. The principle of "setting parameters instead of programming" is a characteristic feature of the zenon Product Family.

On straton

straton® is a flexible IEC-61131-3-based PLC and data processing environment for embedded platforms, developed and maintained by COPA-DATA France (formerly COPALP). straton is composed of a development tool kit, an integrated development environment, and a runtime. The development tool kit offers custom integration of the straton Runtime onto any hardware platform, regardless of the hardware configuration and operating system. Applications are realized in an IEC 61131-3 compliant environment. In addition, tools are available for fieldbus configuration, automated project engineering and online diagnosis. straton Runtime carries out deterministic processing of the IEC 61131-3 application. straton also includes a range of communication stacks such as Modbus, Profinet, BACnet, CANopen, Powerlink, IEC 61850 and IEC 60870. Mainly dedicated to OEMs, hardware and software manufacturers, straton is available both as a full package and as individual software components. The powerful integration of straton with COPA-DATA’s automation software zenon® allows a seamless project extension from field to SCADA level at any time.

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