Rockwell Automation acquires Georgia firm

Automation Control Products to expand Connected Enterprise offerings

Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation's Milwaukee headquarters.

Milwaukee-based Rockwell Automation Inc. on Monday announced it has acquired Alpharetta, Georgia-based Automation Control Products.

Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation’s Milwaukee headquarters.

ACP develops centralized thin client, remote desktop and server management software to help industrial firms connect the manufacturing environment, streamline workflows and manage information. The company, which has fewer than 30 employees, will be integrated into Rockwell’s Architecture and Software division. ACP’s employees will all be retained and will continue to work out of Alpharetta, a Rockwell spokesperson said.

Acquiring ACP will allow Rockwell to expand its offerings in The Connected Enterprise, its offerings that connect the plant floor to the rest of a business through software systems and using the Internet of Things.

Rockwell Automation is the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, with 22,000 employees and a global customer base.

“Today’s plant engineers turn to our technology innovation and domain expertise to help improve their manufacturing quality and reliability while increasing productivity,” said Frank Kulaszewicz, senior vice president of Architecture and Software at Rockwell. “With ACP’s industry-leading products now in our portfolio, we can provide new capabilities for workers as the manufacturing environment becomes more digital and connected.”

“We are a perfect addition to Rockwell Automation’s industrial automation offerings that aim to increase reliability, productivity and security, as well as lower energy and maintenance costs while implementing sustainable technology for leading global manufacturers,” said Matt Crandell, chief executive officer of ACP. “We are confident that our customers will quickly see the value from our two organizations working to address their needs together.”

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