Emerson acquires Solartron Mobrey

July 16, 2005
Acquisition from UK's Roxboro Group PLC further expands global portfolio of measurement technologies and services for process industries. Unit will be renamed Mobrey Measurement and become part of Emerson Process Management...

AUSTIN, TX, July 15, 2005 -- Emerson has acquired Solartron Mobrey from The Roxboro Group PLC (RXO) of the United Kingdom.

Solartron Mobrey, with measurement technologies including level, density, viscosity and flow computer products, will be renamed Mobrey Measurement and become part of Emerson Process Management. Complementing Emerson's established measurement brands, which include Rosemount®, Micro Motion®, Brooks®, Saab Rosemount and Daniel®, the acquisition includes all Solartron Mobrey technologies, services, manufacturing facilities and employees.

"We are excited about the addition of Mobrey's measurement technologies, services and application expertise to the Emerson family," said John Berra, president, Emerson Process Management. "This key acquisition extends Emerson's portfolio and leadership in process measurement products and services, enabling us to offer an even broader range of value, performance and reliability."

Berra further noted that Solartron Mobrey's management culture was a great fit for Emerson. "The Solartron Mobrey management team demonstrates excellent leadership, dedication to quality and strong company performance�qualities that fit the Emerson culture exceedingly well," said Berra.

Solartron Mobrey measurement products provide continuous and point monitoring for process industries worldwide, including applications in oil and gas production and refining, chemical and petrochemical, water and waste treatment, food and beverage, and power and steam generation. Headquartered outside of London, the Solartron Mobrey business has manufacturing in the United Kingdom and France with sales and support in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

"This is excellent news for our company and our customers," said Joe Willson, Managing Director of Solartron Mobrey. "Being part of such a successful global player will allow us to provide a broader range of solutions, enable us to grow our business faster, and contribute to the success of the other Emerson businesses."

Emerson Process Management (www.emersonprocess.com), a business of Emerson, is a leader in helping business automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific-engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services.

Emerson (www.gotoemerson.com), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2004 were $15.6 billion.


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