Rockwell Acquires Lektronix

Source: Staff

Jun 07, 2011

Rockwell Automation Inc. announced in May that it has purchased Lektronix, a leading independent industrial automation repair and service provider in Europe and Asia, headquartered in Cannock, Staffordshire, U.K.

"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," said Blake Moret, senior vice president, Control Products & Solutions, Rockwell Automation.

Lektronix provides automation repairs, spares and other maintenance services for most industrial automation products, including PLCs, electric motor drives, industrial computers and CNC equipment. Customers include manufacturers from food and beverage to heavy process industries. Lektronix's management team will join the Rockwell Automation Control Products & Solutions operating segment.

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

"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," added Tony Jones, Lektronix's managing director and CEO.

Lektronix has about 290 employees at 11 facilities and eight repair centers in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.