Saftronics Acquired by Emerson's Control Techniques Division
Emerson has acquired Fort Myers, Florida-based Saftronics Inc., a manufacturer of drives and drives systems for industrial applications.Saftronics is a leader in a wide range of industries from water and HVAC to mining. Saftronics has assembly locations throughout North America. It becomes a unit of Emerson Industrial Automation and strengthens the drives and drives system portfolio of Emersons Control Techniques division.We are very excited by the addition of Saftronics capabilities to our North American operations said Jean-Paul Montupet, Business Leader for Industrial Automation. This strengthens our offering in some key growth areas of the North American Drives market, including energy savings and miningEmerson Industrial Automation Emerson Industrial Automation, a business of Emerson, delivers manufacturing solutions designed with leading technologies - including mechanical, electrical and ultrasonic - to provide the most advanced industrial automation possible for numerous and diverse industries worldwide. The company's wide range of products and systems used in manufacturing processes and other equipment includes motion control systems, plastics joining, precision cleaning, materials-testing equipment, fluid control valves, alternators, motors, and mechanical power transmission drives and bearings. For more information, visit www.emersonindustrialautomation.com. About Emerson Emerson (NYSE: EMR - News), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2004 were $15.6 billion. For more information, visit www.GoToEmerson.com.
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