Future in Control Technology

KEB is pleased to announce that it has secured a long-term product and technology supply agreement with its historic partner for control technology, ASEM, S.p.A., a leading Italian provider of digital automation technologies. KEB’s new arrangement allows KEB also to broaden its strategic collaboration with global industrial automation and digital transformation leader, Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK). Rockwell has signed an agreement to acquire ASEM, including KEB’s minority stake in the company.

Central to the new KEB – ASEM arrangement is to codify the historic partnering relationship between the two companies in the development and supply of KEB’s product and software solutions offering, further enhanced by the resources and experience in the sector offered by Rockwell Automation. Thus we will continue the partnership with ASEM to ensure our customers demand for ASEM based products.

KEB’s new agreement with ASEM is part of KEB’s broader strengthening of its capabilities. The KEB Automation Group continues to increase its investment in the development of its control technology division. The benchmark for this is the same quality and performance with which the well-known inverters have been in use for years. "We want to create new possibilities for our customers and actively participate in shaping standards in control technology", explains Thomas Brinkmann, shareholder of the KEB Group.

With this KEB further strengthens its strategy as a solution provider in automation. Whether for plastics machines, woodworking or the process industry: "Competitive and integrated solutions have clear priority for our customers", says Brinkmann. For example, the focus is on easier handling with intuitive and integrated tools to shorten development and commissioning times. "Worldwide highest industry standards are the benchmark for our products, as well as global availability over the entire product life cycle", explains Brinkmann.

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