Business > Distributorships & acquisitions

WEARX joins forces with Metso

06 November, 2017

WEARX, an Australian privately owned wear solutions provider, and the Metso Corporation finalised an agreement on 1 November that will bring the two companies together.

ABB to acquire GE Industrial Solutions for US$2.6bn

26 September, 2017

ABB CEO Ulrich Speisshofer called GE Industrial Solutions an "unloved child", but is confident that with the right attention from ABB it will flourish and reverse its waning market share.

Balluff acquires software and machine vision companies

15 September, 2017

Balluff has acquired innovative software services GmbH (iss) and Matrix Vision GmbH to further extend its digital technology capablities.

Merger of Dow and DuPont completed

04 September, 2017

Merged company moving forward towards an intended separation into three publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products.

Honeywell completes acquisition of Nextnine

04 August, 2017

The addition of Nextnine strengthens Honeywell's industrial cybersecurity capabilities.

Advantech B+B SmartWorx partners with Reekoh on IIoT edge solutions

21 July, 2017

Advantech B+B SmartWorx has announced a partnership and signed an MoU with Reekoh to provide complementary market-leading capabilities focused on integration and interoperability for the Internet of Things.

ABB acquires KEYMILE's communication networks business

04 July, 2017

Acquisition supports ABB Ability initiative for mission-critical power grid applications.

Honeywell to acquire industrial cybersecurity software company Nextnine

14 June, 2017

The deal broadens industrial cybersecurity offerings to meet increasing threat to industrial facilities and critical infrastructure.

Phoenix Contact acquires Swiss company NSE

13 June, 2017

Phoenix Contact has acquired Swiss company NSE, a developer and manufacturer of safety relays and control units for medium- and high-voltage applications.

Phoenix Contact takes over specialist in network control technology

05 June, 2017

Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co KG from Blomberg, Germany, has fully taken over Mauell Netzleittechnik GmbH.

Emerson acquires MYNAH Technologies

25 May, 2017

Emerson has announced it has completed the purchase of MYNAH Technologies, a long-time Emerson alliance partner and a provider of dynamic simulation and operator training software.

Australian business brings new HP 3D printing technology to local market

09 May, 2017

Privately owned Australian business evok3d has been announced as the sole authorised provider of HP's new production-ready 3D printing system, Jet Fusion 3D.

ABB to acquire B&R

05 April, 2017

ABB has announced the acquisition of B&R, the largest independent provider focused on product- and software-based open-architecture solutions for machine and factory automation worldwide.

Treotham Automation partners with Lapp Group

31 March, 2017

Treotham Automation has announced that it has been appointed by Lapp Group as an authorised distributor across the Australian market for Lapp's cable and connection technologies.

Siemens Australia announces Colterlec as distribution partner in automation

17 March, 2017

Siemens Australia has strengthened its distribution partnership with Colterlec to include an automation portfolio and associated products. The agreement will extend Siemens' footprint in suburban and regional locations and allows customers better access to its automation technologies.

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