Ford Motor Co., Constellation Brands and Jack Daniel Distillery are among the winners of Siemens’ 11th annual Customer Excellence Awards (CEA). The awards, which were presented at the 2016 Automation Summit in Las Vegas, recognize Siemens customers that leverage software and hardware to successfully automate and digitalize their manufacturing operations.

Ford, working with Siemens, drove IP65 hardware development and standard architectures to allow seamless distributed control and easy rebalancing of its production lines.

Constellation Brands, an international maker wines, beer and spirits, partnered with Siemens to supply the automation platforms for all areas of its brewery through various OEMs and partner channels.

Jack Daniel Distillery upgraded its computers and operator interface on the existing distillery to Siemens PCS 7 APACS+ OS to improve reliability, performance and functionality.