The Fieldbus Foundation ( today announced the establishment of an India marketing committee. The organization, which is made up of representatives of leading process automation companies, will promote adoption of FOUNDATION fieldbus technology throughout the Indian market.

The Fieldbus Foundation India Marketing Committee (FF-IMC) will organize fieldbus-related activities, including training seminars, trade show displays, and end-user demonstrations.

The move is intended to capitalize on the expectation that fieldbus technology shows strong growth possibility in the coming years.

The Fieldbus Foundation India Marketing Committee was formally launched at a meeting held on May 23rd at Chancery Pavilion in Bangalore, India. Companies participating in the committee include: ABB, Baliga-Kerpen, Belden, Chemtrols-Fuji/Eckardt, Chino-Laxsons-Smar, Dresser Valves, Emerson Process Management, Endress+Hauser, Honeywell, Invensys, Joseph Leslie Drager, Larson & Toubro-Hima, MTL, Pepperl+Fuchs, R. Stahl, Rockwell Automation, Turck, and Yokogawa.

At its inaugural meeting, the FF-IMC named representatives to a pro-tem committee that will oversee the group until the formal election of steering committee members. Pro-tem committee representatives include: Thampy Mathew, Pepperl+Fuchs, chairman; Ramesh Babu, MTL, vice-chairman; Suhas Bhide, Emerson Process Management, secretary; and A. Dasgupta, Yokogawa, treasurer.

The initial activity of the FF-IMC will be staging FOUNDATION fieldbus
educational events for end-users, EPCs, and consultants in Mumbai and Delhi, India, during the last week of August 2007.