Emerson completes acquisition of GE’s Intelligent Platforms
February 5, 2019 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
February 5, 2019 – Emerson has completed its acquisition of Intelligent Platforms from General Electric.
The addition of Intelligent Platforms programmable logic controller (PLC) technologies will enable Emerson, an automation supplier for process and industrial customers, to expand its capabilities in machine control and discrete applications.
Intelligent Platforms, with its portfolio of cloud-connected controllers and devices for smart plants, will serve as a complement to Emerson’s Plantweb digital ecosystem.
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Through this expansion, Emerson is growing opportunities across process and discrete industries as well as hybrid markets such as metals and mining, life sciences, food and beverage, and packaging.
Intelligent Platforms is based in Charlottesville, Va. with approximately 650 employees worldwide and 2017 sales of US $210 million.