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Rockwell acquires repairs specialist Lektronix

25 May, 2011

Rockwell Automation has bought Lektronix, the industrial automation repairs and service provider, headquartered in Cannock, UK, for an undisclosed amount. Lektronix has around 290 employees working in 11 facilities and eight repair centres in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

Lektronix provides automation repairs, spares and other maintenance services for  automation products including PLCs, variable speed drives, industrial computers, and CNC (computerised numerical control) equipment. Its customers range from the food and beverage sector to the process industries. The Lektronix management team will join the Rockwell’s Control Products & Solutions division.

“This acquisition accelerates the growth of the Rockwell Automation service business in Europe and further expands our customer presence in emerging economies,” says Hedwig Maes (above), president of Rockwell’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,” adds Tony Jones, Lektronix’s managing director and CEO.

“Rockwell Automation understands that our customers have a large and diverse installed base of industrial automation products and they need their maintenance partner to be able to service a wide portfolio of products to maximise plant productivity,” comments Blake Moret, senior vice-president of Rockwell’s Control Products & Solutions division. “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.”

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