Rockwell Automation acquires Maverick Technologies

Says addition of Illinois-based firm will expand its capabilities

Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation's Milwaukee headquarters.

Milwaukee-based Rockwell Automation Inc. has acquired Columbia, Illinois-based Maverick Technologies.

Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation’s Milwaukee headquarters.

Rockwell makes automation solutions for a global industrial market. It has more than 22,000 employees.

Maverick also offers industrial automation, in addition to enterprise integration and strategic manufacturing solutions. It has 21 locations, more than 300 engineers and technical salespeople on staff, and has completed more than 15,000 projects around the globe.

The acquisition of Maverick will allow Rockwell to expand its process control and information management capabilities, particularly in the chemical, food and beverage, and oil and gas sectors. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“Industrial control and information solutions are most effective when they result from close collaboration between a knowledgeable supplier and the user,” said Ken Champa, Rockwell Automation senior vice president of Control Products and Solutions. “The combination of our global industrial automation leadership with Maverick’s platform-independent domain expertise will help our customers reduce complexity and realize unprecedented productivity.”

“We will continue to deliver our domain expertise, now with the power of a Fortune 500 industrial automation leader at our side,” said Paul Galeski, Maverick founder and chief executive officer. “This creates the best combination available to help uncover the benefits of information that drives performance in process industries.”

Rockwell has made several acquisitions recently, including Devens, Mass.-based MagneMotion, a leading manufacturer of intelligent conveying systems, in the first quarter and Alpharetta, Georgia-based Automation Control Products last month.

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