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Press Release / September 27, 2023

Inductive Automation Announces Inductive Automation Australia, Ignition Community Impact Program, and ‘The Ignition Effect’ Video Series

Industrial Software Innovator Continues Strong Growth with New Subsidiary, Licensing for Non-Profits, and Never-Before-Told Stories About Ignition’s Impact on the Industry

Folsom, Calif. (September 27, 2023) — Today at its 2023 Ignition Community Conference, Inductive Automation made several important announcements. Inductive Automation Australia, the Ignition Community Impact Program, and “The Ignition Effect” video series were highlighted during the main keynote. The three initiatives all reflect the conference's theme of “Elevate,” showing how the Ignition software platform, community, and ecosystem is raising the bar in the industrial automation space.

Inductive Automation Australia

For the first time, Inductive Automation will open an office outside of the United States. Inductive Automation has acquired the assets of its Australian distributor iControls and is opening Inductive Automation Australia PTY as a wholly owned subsidiary of Inductive Automation, LLC. Brisbane-based iControls will ramp down its operations shortly, and most of its assets, operations, and staff will transfer over to Inductive Automation Australia, which will also hire additional staff in the region.

“The creation of Inductive Automation Australia is a major step toward our goal of providing direct support for Ignition around the world on a 24/7 basis. The team at iControls possesses a wealth of Ignition experience and we’re excited to bring them onto the official Inductive Automation team. Furthermore, Australia is an English-speaking country with a strong technology background, and operating there will position us to expand into key markets in the Eurasian region,” says Inductive Automation CEO Colby Clegg.

Read more about Inductive Automation Australia in this blog post:

Inductive Automation also continues to work with independent international distributors in Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and UAE; Brazil; Central America; France; Italy; Norway and Sweden; Sub-Saharan Africa; and Switzerland.

Ignition Community Impact Program

Inductive Automation announced the launch of the new Ignition Community Impact Program, which provides a standardized process for individuals and organizations to apply for a free Ignition license to create a project that benefits their community. The program is intended to support philanthropic and community-service projects such as the Room in the Inn homeless management information system that won an Ignition Community Firebrand Award this year. Program applications are filed through IA’s website, and licenses are granted after the application is approved. Those interested can learn more and apply at:

The Ignition Effect Video Series

Inductive Automation announced the release of “The Ignition Effect,” a new video series highlighting the many positive long-term effects that Ignition has on the professionals who use it. The goal of the series is to help customers and employees to more fully understand the role of Ignition in the industry by telling the types of personal stories that are not usually featured in case studies. The series includes interviews with system integrators and end users from the US, South America, the UK, and Europe, and highlights topics such as community, education, career journeys, and more. The first 5 episodes in the series are available now at, and more episodes will be released in the future.

About Inductive Automation
Inductive Automation creates industrial software that empowers organizations to swiftly turn great ideas into reality by removing all technological and economic obstacles. By cross-pollinating IT with SCADA technologies, Inductive Automation created Ignition software, the first universal industrial application platform with unlimited potential. Ignition empowers industrial organizations around the world and in virtually every industry, with an outstanding software platform and top-notch support. For more information, visit

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