PI Organization - Advancing Standards

About PI

PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation e.V. (PNO) as part of PI is the world's leading industry association, the active community for standardization and dissemination of industrial communication and information technologies.

In the competitive global marketplace, Process and Discrete Manufacturing enterprises aim to automate production processes and integrate them with IT management systems to enable efficient data flow and informed decision-making. 

Since 1989, PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) has been supporting this goal as the largest industrial networking community, responsible for world-leading communication technologies, with a global network of vendors, developers, system integrators, and end-users promoting and utilizing the PI technologies.



PI, a global network of 1,700 member companies, including industry leaders, end users, universities, and forward-thinking organizations, is dedicated to the ongoing development of automation technologies. The mission is to develop new standards, facilitate knowledge transfer and safeguard investments for all end users, ensuring a competitive edge in the industry. 

Members benefit from software stacks, testing tools, expert advice & support, global marketing activities, free access to technical documentation, and support for network implementation and maintenance. Additionally, they enjoy faster product development through free use of patents and technical documentation, cost-efficient product certification, and educational opportunities.


PROFINEWS is a specialized newsletter dedicated to providing the latest updates, insights, and developments related to PROFIBUS and PROFINET technologies. Stay informed about the advancements in industrial automation, networking solutions, and member activities within the global PI community. 

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