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Rockwell Automation acquires ProsCon systems integrator

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 2, 2007 — Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) today announced it has acquired ProsCon Holdings Ltd., a privately held engineering firm offering proven and technically unique design solutions to the process industry. Areas of expertise include process technology, control systems and information technology. ProsCon also provides modular solutions as an innovative and cost-effective approach delivering faster implementation of new facilities, as well as retrofits for existing plants. This modular approach helps customers speed up their time to market for new products.

Headquartered in Cork, Ireland, with an office in Dublin, ProsCon primarily serves major customers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets. It has a strong reputation for helping companies comply with regulatory standards and manage their business risk. ProsCon’s management team and its employees will join the Rockwell Automation global solutions team and continue to serve their customers locally and around the world.

“This acquisition is a vital step in increasing our global solutions delivery capability to life sciences and process automation customers in Ireland and the rest of the world,” said Bob Honor, vice president of Life Sciences, Rockwell Automation. “The ProsCon team’s expertise gives us critical mass and increased presence in Ireland, one of the fastest growing life sciences markets, as well as in Europe, one of the largest life sciences markets in the world.”

ProsCon managing director, Niall Foley said, “The acquisition will strongly enhance ProsCon’s ability to deliver innovative design solutions and technology to customers. By combining ProsCon’s process industry knowledge with the technical expertise, broad product portfolio, distribution channels and financial resources of Rockwell Automation, we will strengthen our ability to serve customers.”

“This acquisition, along with other recent acquisitions of Propack Data, Datasweep and Caribbean Integration Engineers, extends the solid foundation of Rockwell Automation and its strong domain expertise for global process and information solutions in the life sciences industry, including the rapidly accelerating biotechnology field,” said Terry Gebert, vice president and general manager of Manufacturing and Process Solutions, Rockwell Automation. “ProsCon further increases our broad range of process solutions from completely integrated turnkey projects to stand-alone control systems and its special capabilities in modular design/fast track implementation.”

Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK), is a leading global provider of automation, power, control, and information solutions that help manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage in their businesses. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., U.S.A., the company employs about 23,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.
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