Invensys to hold seminar on optimizing manufacturing assets and plant performance

FOXBORO, Mass., June 1, 2005 — Invensys Process Systems is sponsoring a one-day business and technology seminar, “Optimizing Assets and Plant Performance,” on June 9, 2005 at the Great Wall Sheraton Hotel in Beijing, People’s Republic of China.

The seminar will focus on industry best practices and solutions, including the role of innovative technologies and applications that can deliver significant performance benefits in offshore oil production, gas plants, refineries, petrochemical plants, power plants, steel mills, food and beverage plants, pharmaceutical plants, and other industrial facilities. The seminar is being held in conjunction with the opening of Invensys Process Systems’ new full-service technology center in Beijing.

The keynote speaker at this seminar will now be Dr. Foo Check Teck, a highly regarded global expert on war strategy and managing for performance. CT Foo’s “The Complete Art of War Series,” has been implemented by the Singapore Institute of Technology.

In addition to business, technical, and case study presentations by industry experts, seminar participants will see demonstrations of the latest technology from Invensys Process Systems. This includes Foxboro instrumentation and automation systems, Triconex safety and critical control systems, SimSci-Esscor simulation and optimization software solutions, and Avantis enterprise asset management software.

Business managers, plant managers, and plant engineers in China interested in learning how this technology can be applied to improve business and asset performance are encouraged to attend the seminar. For more information – including logistics and a detailed agenda – interested parties should visit and click on “Beijing – June 9th.”

About Invensys Process Systems in China

Invensys Process Systems, a business unit of Invensys plc, provides products, services and solutions for the automation and optimization of industrial process plants. In addition to its rapidly expanding Global Solutions group, Invensys Process Systems includes industry-leading brands such as Foxboro, Triconex, SimSci-Esscor, Wonderware, and Avantis, whose products are installed in more than 100,000 plants across the world. These range from small hybrid and batch plants to the world’s largest refineries, gas plants, petrochemicals plants, power plants, and pulp and paper mills.

With the formation of the Shanghai-Foxboro Company Limited (SFCL) in 1982, Foxboro became the first major American manufacturer to establish a joint venture in China. Today, SFCL manufactures a wide variety of state-of-the-art automation products at its factory in Shanghai for both domestic use and export purposes. In 1991, SFCL became the first company in China to be certified under the stringent ISO 2001 international quality standard.

SFCL has implemented state-of-the-art process control systems in hundreds of different world-class industrial facilities throughout China. These include offshore production platforms, oil refineries, petrochemical plants, electric power generation plants, steel mills, cement plants, float glass plants, pharmaceutical plants, and food processing plants.

To be able to better meet the Chinese industrial market’s requirements for comprehensive and well-integrated automation solutions, Invensys recently formed Invensys Process Systems China, which consolidates the operations of SFCL, Triconex, SimSci-Esscor, Avantis, and Wonderware. Invensys Process Systems China offers the most comprehensive portfolio of automation products and services available from a single company.

Invensys Process Systems China is also establishing a major technology center in Beijing to be able to better serve new and existing customers based in that part of the country.

About Invensys Group [ ]

The Invensys Group is headquartered in the UK and listed on the London Stock Exchange. With 35,000 employees operating in 60 countries, Invensys helps customers to improve their performance and profitability, building value for end users and shareholders alike.

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