ASCO and Numatics merge

April 4, 2008

Florham Park, N.J. -- ASCO and Numatics, business units of Emerson Industrial Automation, have merged operations in North America to form ASCO Numatics--a unified company that offers comprehensive flow control and pneumatics solutions for a wide range of industry-focused applications.

"The synergies from combining these two great businesses in North America will accelerate their growth in high-potential markets such as life sciences, pharmaceuticals, power generation, and biofuels," said John Meek, President, Americas, ASCO Numatics. "We are the first company to combine a broad portfolio of highly reliable fluid power and control solutions with focused process expertise to generate lower cost of ownership, greater asset availability, and improved productivity."

The ASCO Numatics product line in North America consists of more than 50,000 valves, an extensive selection of air preparation equipment and a comprehensive set of position indicators. ASCO products include solenoid pilot valves, angle body piston valves, linear and rotary indicators, valve monitoring systems, redundant control systems and pressure sensors. The Numatics line covers valve manifolds, filters, regulators, lubricators, and dryers.

With the largest presence of any fluid power and control supplier, ASCO Numatics can deliver consistent local service and technical support anywhere in the Americas. "Our designers, engineers, and technicians are renowned for their expertise in solving the challenges of air and fluid flow," said Meek. "When these capabilities are combined with the exceptional quality and reliability of our products, customers benefit from faster installation, smoother system integration, reduced maintenance and a single point of accountability."

ASCO Numatics solutions also are ideal for textile machinery, food and beverage, heat exchangers and autoclaves, air ride suspension, medical and analytical instrumentation, petroleum and chemical, water and wastewater, pulp and paper, machine tool, packaging, commercial appliance and HVAC applications.