Rockwell buys central European system integrator

Milwaukee, WI—Rockwell Automation expanded its Global Manufacturing Solutions business into Central Europe on Oct. 1 by acquiring the engineering services and system integration assets of SPEL, spol. s.r.o. (Kolin, Czech Republic).

10/09/2002


Milwaukee, WI— Rockwell Automation expanded its Global Manufacturing Solutions business into Central Europe on Oct. 1 by acquiring the engineering services and system integration assets of SPEL, spol. s.r.o. (Kolin, Czech Republic). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The new company will be called Rockwell Automation Services s.r.o. and will be located in the SPEL's existing headquarters near Prague.

'Rockwell Automation and SPEL have been working together since the 1980s, and so we knew it had a well-established infrastructure throughout Central Europe,' says Ron Wichter, Global Manufacturing Solutions' senior vp. 'During that time, we were also working toward establishing Rockwell as a complete solution provider in Central Europe. This acquisition will help us more quickly reach that goal, and it also strategically locates Rockwell in a region in which we see future growth opportunities.'

Rockwell Automation Services s.r.o. will design, build and deliver automation systems for clients in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Belgium, and the United Kingdom. The company presently employs 60 people, who will all continue to work at the Kolin facility.

'With the emerging market position of Rockwell Automation in Central Europe, Rockwell Automation Services s.r.o. can create an opportunity for growth by offering a wider variety of engineering services and more responsive regional customer support to global customers,' says Jiri Svoboda, Sr., Rockwell Automation Services s.r.o.'s managing director.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor
jmontague@reedbusiness.com





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Additive manufacturing benefits; HMI and sensor tips; System integrator advice; Innovations from the industry
Robotic safety, collaboration, standards; DCS migration tips; IT/OT convergence; 2017 Control Engineering Salary and Career Survey
Integrated mobility; Artificial intelligence; Predictive motion control; Sensors and control system inputs; Asset Management; Cybersecurity
Featured articles highlight technologies that enable the Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT-related products and strategies to get data more easily to the user.
This article collection contains several articles on how automation and controls are helping human-machine interface (HMI) hardware and software advance.
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Infrastructure for natural gas expansion; Artificial lift methods; Disruptive technology and fugitive gas emissions
Mobility as the means to offshore innovation; Preventing another Deepwater Horizon; ROVs as subsea robots; SCADA and the radio spectrum
Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me