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Rockwell Automation to acquire Pavilion Technologies

ROCKWELL AUTOMATION has entered into a definitive agreement to buy Pavilion Technologies Inc, a privately held advanced process control and automation company providing production optimisation and environmental compliance solutions for process and hybrid industries.

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas USA, with offices in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, Pavilion Technologies serves major customers in consumer products, oil and gas, chemicals and other process industries.

The Pavilion Technologies management team and employees will become part of Rockwell Automation’s architecture & software segment and the company’s 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 Rockwell Automation’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,” Eisenbrown said.

“That translates into faster response to market demands at lower cost with better quality.”

Ralph Carter, CEO of Pavilion Technologies said he was delighted about the amalgamation of the two 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,” Carter added.

According to Colin Masson from AMR Research, in relation to technological scope in the industry, Pavilion Technologies is a clear standout.

“They’ve got a stellar list of customers and they have succeeded where many others have struggled in building a partnership with SAP.”

Kevin Roach, Rockwell Automation vice president, Rockwell Software said the acquisition represents another key milestone in the expansion of the company’s actoryTalk integrated production and performance software suite.

“Their commitment to delivering the highest ROI in the industry has helped Pavilion Technologies pioneer a customer engagement methodology built on providing predictable results.”

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