Rockwell Automation has signed an agreement to acquire Italy-based ASEM, S.p.A., a leading provider of digital automation technologies. ASEM provides a complete range of Industrial PCs (IPCs), Human-Machine Interface (HMI) hardware and software, remote access capabilities, and secure Industrial IoT gateway solutions.
ASEM’s high-performance automation solutions enable the connected enterprise with smarter technology, enhanced productivity, and a more secure environment by integrating 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 visualisation hardware and software portfolio and enhance our ability to deliver high-performance, integrated automation solutions. ASEM’s products will provide a high degree of configurability for industrial computing needs through innovative hardware and software that allows them to achieve faster time to market, lower their cost of ownership, improve asset utilisation, and better manage enterprise risk,” said Fran Wlodarczyk, Senior Vice President, Architecture and Software at Rockwell Automation.
The transaction includes the purchase of a minority interest in ASEM held by KEB Group, Germany. Post-close, Rockwell Automation will maintain ASEM’s strategic supplier and technology partner relationship with KEB.