Rockwell Automation Acquires Lektronix

  • May 24, 2011
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Rockwell Automation
  • News

May 24, 2011 — Rockwell Automation purchased Lektronix, an independent industrial automation repairs and service provider in Europe and Asia, headquartered in Cannock, U.K. Lektronix provides automation repairs, spares and other maintenance services for most industrial automation products, including programmable logic controllers, electric motor drives, industrial computers, and computerized numerical control equipment. Customers include a broad range of manufacturers from food and beverage to heavy process industries. Lektronix’s management team will join the Rockwell Automation Control Products and Solutions operating segment. “This acquisition accelerates the growth of the Rockwell Automation service business in Europe and further expands our customer presence in emerging economies,” said Hedwig Maes, president, Rockwell Automation, Europe, Middle East and Africa region. “Lektronix customers will continue to receive the high level of technical excellence and customer support they currently enjoy, and gain significant advantages using the global network of Rockwell Automation products, services and solutions,” said Tony Jones, Lektronix managing director and CEO. “Rockwell Automation understands that our customers have a large and diverse installed base of industrial automation products and they need their maintenance partner to be able to service a wide portfolio of products to maximize plant productivity,” said Blake Moret, senior vice president, Control Products and Solutions, Rockwell Automation. “Adding Lektronix’s broad-based repair capabilities to the Rockwell Automation plant services business creates an appealing value proposition for our customers to enter into maintenance and technical service contracts with Rockwell Automation.” Lektronix has approximately 290 employees across 11 facilities and 8 repair centers in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs over 19,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.  

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