Schneider Electric completes the acquisition of Invensys and creates a unique player in Industry Automation
JANUARY 17, 2014 / RUEIL-MALMAISON, FRANCE – Schneider Electric announces today that it has completed its acquisition of Invensys plc, a global automation player with a large installed base and a strong software presence.
With this acquisition, Schneider Electric is significantly enhancing its position as a provider of efficiency solutions integrating power and automation. The transaction will allow the combined entity to have a unique position in industrial and infrastructure end-markets.
Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman and CEO of Schneider Electric, commented: “We are delighted to announce the completion of the acquisition of Invensys and warmly welcome the teams joining us. With Invensys, Schneider Electric will reinforce its industrial automation capabilities, boost its positions in key energy-intensive segments and strengthen its software offering. Together, we will create substantial value for our customers, shareholders and employees.”
“Invensys brings proven capabilities in process automation technologies that are very complementary with those of Schneider Electric’s Industry business” said Clemens Blum, Executive Vice-President of the Industry business of Schneider Electric. “We are now in a position to offer to both our customers and those of Invensys a unique value proposition in terms of segment know-how, technologies and geographic footprint.”
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