Rockwell acquires Italian ASEM to advance digital automation

Published: 24-Feb-2020

By acquiring ASEM, Rockwell expands its European presence in the control and visualisation hardware and software segment

Rockwell Automation has acquired Italy-based ASEM, a provider of digital automation technologies. 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 Rockwell’s ‘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.

Fran Wlodarczyk, Senior VP of Architecture & Software at Rockwell Automation, said: “ASEM’s strength in the IPC market and expertise in HMI will further expand our Control & Visualisation 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 utilisation, and better manage enterprise risk,” Wlodarczyk explained.

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.

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