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Rockwell Automation to acquire digital automation company ASEM


Rockwell Automation will acquire Italy-based ASEM, S.p.A., a provider of digital automation technologies.

ASEM manufactures Industrial PCs (IPCs), human-machine interface (HMI) hardware and software, remote access capabilities and secure Industrial IoT gateway solutions.

ASEM’s automation solutions will work with Rockwell’s “Connected Enterprise” concept, which integrates 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 and visualization hardware and software portfolio and enhance our ability to deliver high-performance, integrated automation solutions,” says Fran Wlodarczyk, senior vice-president, architecture and software at Rockwell Automation, in a statement.

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“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.”

The transaction includes the purchase of a minority interest in ASEM held by KEB Group, Germany.

Post-close, which is expected to be in the spring of 2020, Rockwell Automation will maintain ASEM’s strategic supplier and technology partner relationship with KEB.