Rockwell Automation, Inc. Signs Agreements to Acquire ASEM, S.p.A. and Kalypso, LP

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Rockwell Automation Strengthens Control & Visualization Portfolio with Acquisition of ASEM

Rockwell Automation announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Italy-based ASEM, S.p.A., a provider of digital automation technologies.  ASEM provides a range of Industrial PCs (IPCs), Human-Machine Interface (HMI) hardware and software, remote access capabilities, and secure Industrial IoT gateway solutions.

ASEM’s automation solutions will help to further enable The Connected Enterprise with smarter technology, more enhanced productivity, and a more secure environment by integrating smart devices, control platforms, and design and operational software on a single network.

The transaction includes the purchase of a minority interest in ASEM held by KEB Group, Germany.  Post-close, Rockwell Automation will maintain ASEM’s strategic supplier and technology partner relationship with KEB.

The transaction is expected to close in the spring of 2020, subject to customary approvals and conditions, and will be reported in the Architecture & Software business segment. 


Rockwell Automation to Further Broaden Connected Enterprise Consulting Expertise with Acquisition of Kalypso

Rockwell Automation also announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire privately held Kalypso, LP, a US-based software delivery and consulting firm specializing in the digital transformation of industrial companies with a client base in life sciences, consumer products and industrial high-tech.  Kalypso offers a suite of consulting, digital innovation, enterprise technology and business process management services that helps to enable the transformation of product design and development, production management, and client service models.

Rockwell Automation is positioned to help accelerate IT/OT Convergence for its customers by providing solutions that help to bring Information Technology (IT) and plant floor technology (OT) together.  The Connected Enterprise helps to converge plant-level and enterprise networks, and more securely connect people, processes, and technologies to help drive digital transformation and enable smart manufacturing through operational intelligence, productivity and risk management.  The added capabilities and experience of the Kalypso team will further enhance Rockwell Automation’s ability to deploy technology and deliver additional value to its customers.

The transaction is expected to close in the spring of 2020, subject to customary approvals and conditions, and will be reported in the Control Products & Solutions business segment. 

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