Rockwell Automation Completes Purchase of Medium Voltage Drives Business of Harbin Jiuzhou Electric Co., Ltd.
Acquisition provides complete design, engineering and
manufacturing capabilities to serve Asia’s growing motor control market
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 9, 2012--
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK) today announced it has completed
the acquisition of the medium voltage drives business of Harbin Jiuzhou
Electric Co., Ltd. The purchase enables Rockwell Automation to design,
engineer and manufacture medium voltage drives and power solutions for a
broader base of Chinese and other customers throughout the Asia-Pacific
region. Jiuzhou Electric has successfully served as Rockwell
Automation’s contract manufacturer for seven years.
“Our medium voltage drives business is one of the fastest growing units
at Rockwell Automation,” said Mike Laszkiewicz, vice president, general
manager, Rockwell Automation power control business. “Based on our
successful relationship with Jiuzhou Electric, we look forward to
providing our customers with the products, service and solutions they’ve
come to expect, and grow the business with our combined expertise.”
Rockwell Automation employs more than 1,900 people in China, working
among its 35 sales offices, five training centers, manufacturing
facilities, a global research and development center and a software
development center. More than 6,000 Chinese students are also trained
annually, through Rockwell Automation laboratories and an award-winning
educational program offered at universities throughout the provinces.
Harbin Jiuzhou Electric Co., Ltd. focuses on research and
development, manufacturing, sales and services of high power, electrical
and electronic equipment. Jiuzhou was established in 2000 and is
registered in Harbin.
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company
dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers
more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in
Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs about 21,000 people serving
customers in more than 80 countries.
Source: Rockwell Automation, Inc.