Rockwell Automation acquires repair and service provider

27 May 2011

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Rockwell Automation has acquired Lektronix, an independent industrial automation repair and service provider in Europe and Asia, based in Cannock, UK. Lektronix provides automation repairs, spares and other maintenance services for most industrial automation products, including programmable logic controllers (PLC), electric motor drives, industrial computers, and computerised numerical control (CNC) equipment. Industries served include food and beverage to heavy process industries. Lektronix's management team will join the Rockwell Automation Control Products & Solutions operating segment.

Hedwig Maes, president of Rockwell Automation's Europe, Middle East and Africa region, states: "This acquisition accelerates the growth of the Rockwell Automation service business in Europe and further expands our customer presence in emerging economies."

Tony Jones, Lektronix managing director and CEO, adds: "Lektronix customers will continue to receive the high level of technical excellence and customer support they currently enjoy, and gain significant advantages using the global network of Rockwell Automation products, services and solutions."

Blake Moret, senior vice president, Control Products & Solutions, Rockwell Automation, comments: "Rockwell Automation understands that our customers have a large and diverse installed base of industrial automation products and they need their maintenance partner to be able to service a wide portfolio of products to maximise plant productivity. Adding Lektronix's broad-based repair capabilities to the Rockwell Automation plant services business creates an appealing value proposition for our customers to enter into maintenance and technical service contracts with Rockwell Automation."

Lektronix has approximately 290 employees across 11 facilities and eight repair centres in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

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