York, Pa. – September 17, 2013 – Red Lion Controls, global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, was recognized for its industry-leading panel meters by Control Design Readers' Choice Awards 2013. This is the 13th consecutive year that the readers of Control Design have selected Red Lion as the top provider of panel meters in the industry.
"Being recognized by our customers for the 13th time in a row in the face of fierce market competition reaffirms our determination to continually develop the best industrial automation solutions in the industry," said Jesse Benefiel, vice president of product management at Red Lion Controls. "We believe this accolade was earned by providing customers and partners with innovative technology, high-quality products and responsive technical service."
To determine this year's winners, Control Design sent questionnaires to approximately 15,000 magazine subscribers who work directly with industrial automation and control products. The questionnaire included an unaided ballot in which participants were asked to identify the vendors that came to mind in response to the questions. Respondents had to pull Red Lion’s name from memory or experience, further validating the company's products and services. Only companies that received at least five percent of the category vote were recognized. Since the survey began in 2001, Red Lion has consistently dominated the panel meter category.
"There are dozens of top-notch suppliers in the automation and control space that are constantly seeking affirmation for their product designs and offerings," says Joe Feeley, editor-in-chief of Control Design. "Our Readers' Choice Awards recognize the market leaders that have been able to differentiate themselves by delivering truly innovative and cutting-edge products to the marketplace."
With more than 3.5 million panel meters sold since the company’s inception, Red Lion’s digital and analog offerings are the most comprehensive in the industry. Red Lion panel meters easily accommodate a wide range of applications through varying models, inputs, sizes and other capabilities. From compact CUB® indicators to versatile PAX® process meters, Red Lion provides flexibility that allows customers to seamlessly add or change capabilities with plug-and-play field installable option cards. The end result delivers real-time visibility that drives productivity.