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Rockwell acquires Pavilion

Rockwell Automation has bought Pavilion Technologies, Inc.; the terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Pavilion, based in Austin, Texas, specialises in advanced process control, production optimisation and environmental compliance solutions for process and hybrid industries. The company, which also has offices in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region,serves major customers in consumer products, oil and gas, chemicals and other process industries.

The management team and employees will become part of Rockwell Automation’s Architecture & Software segment. Their software products will be integrated into the Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk integrated production and performance suite, as well as the Logix Control Platform.

“This acquisition continues our investment in the process automation business and expands our capabilities to serve this major global market more completely,” said Steven Eisenbrown, senior vice president of the company’s Architecture & Software segment.

“Combining Pavilion Technologies’ predictive modelling capabilities with the already-robust ability of our Integrated Architecture to control process applications will help our customers create a more agile, efficient and consistent production environment. That translates into faster response to market demands at lower cost with better quality.”

Ralph Carter, CEO of Pavilion Technologies said, “We are delighted to combine our companies at a time when manufacturers are making unprecedented investments in improving their production operations. Pavilion Technologies’ leadership in model-based advanced process control software, along with Rockwell Automation’s global resources and financial strength will accelerate our innovation efforts and help us solidify our market leadership position.”

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