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Rockwell Automation Acquires Two Companies

MILWAUKEE — Rockwell Automation, Inc. today announced that it has signed agreements to acquire two companies: Italy-based ASEM, S.p.A., a leading provider of digital automation technologies, and privately-held Kalypso, LP, a US-based software delivery and consulting firm specializing in the digital transformation of industrial companies with a strong client base in life sciences, consumer products, and industrial high-tech.

Both transactions are expected to close in the spring of 2020, subject to customary approvals and conditions. Rockwell Automation will provide additional information at the upcoming Barclays and Citi investor conferences held in Miami, Florida on February 19 and 20.

ASEM provides a complete range of Industrial PCs (IPCs), Human-Machine Interface (HMI) hardware and software, remote access capabilities, and secure Industrial IoT gateway solutions.

ASEM’s high-performance automation solutions enable The Connected Enterprise with smarter technology, enhanced productivity, and a more secure environment by integrating smart devices, the control platform, and design and operational software all on a single network.

“ASEM’s strength in the IPC market and expertise in HMI will further expand our Control & Visualization hardware and software portfolio and enhance our ability to deliver high-performance, integrated automation solutions. ASEM’s products will provide our customers with a high degree of configurability for their industrial computing needs through innovative hardware and software that allows them to achieve faster time to market, lower their cost of ownership, improve asset utilization, and better manage enterprise risk,” said Fran Wlodarczyk, Senior Vice President, Architecture & Software at Rockwell Automation.

“ASEM has a leading market position in Italy and has a brand that is synonymous with quality. We are delighted to have the opportunity to leverage our pioneering expertise in the design and production of Industrial PCs and industrial software to broaden Rockwell Automation’s Control & Visualization offering and accelerate the digital transformation of our customers,” said ASEM founder, President, and CEO Renzo Guerra.

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 will be reported in the Architecture & Software business segment.

Meanwhile, Rockwell Automation also today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire privately-held Kalypso, LP. Kalypso offers a full suite of consulting, digital innovation, enterprise technology, and business process management services that enable the transformation of product design and development, production management, and client service models.

“Kalypso’s deep roster of experienced consultants and technologists, expertise across the digital value chain and established customer base in key growth sectors will enable us to further accelerate our customers’ Connected Enterprise journey and support Rockwell Automation’s strategic objective of continued double-digit growth in Information Solutions and Connected Services,” said Frank Kulaszewicz, Senior Vice President, Control Products & Solutions at Rockwell Automation.

Rockwell Automation is best positioned to bring Information Technology (IT) and plant floor technology (OT) together. The Connected Enterprise converges plant-level and enterprise networks and securely connects people, processes, and technologies to 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 even greater value to customers.

“We are excited to be joining Rockwell Automation to broaden its enterprise software consulting and information architecture offerings and enhance our ability to help our clients harness the power of digital innovation to discover, create, make and sell better products,” said Kalypso CEO George Young.

The transaction will be reported in the Control Products & Solutions business segment.

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