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Emerson Buys GE’s Intelligent Platforms Business to Expand Process Control Play

Emerson plans to integrate the PLC technology with Emerson’s distributed control systems

Emerson made a significant move to expand its already substantial presence in automation and process control with a deal to buy GE’s Intelligent Platforms business, a unit based in Charlottesville, VA, that makes programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and other machine control, industrial computing, input/output (I/O) and networking devices, and offers project and integration services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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