Rockwell Automation Acquires ProsCon Holdings Ltd., a Leading Process Solutions Systems Integrator

Business Press Releases Friday February 2, 2007 15:46

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK) today announced it has acquired ProsCon Holdings Ltd., a privately held engineering firm offering proven and technically unique design solutions to the process industry. Areas of expertise include process technology, control systems and information technology. ProsCon also provides modular solutions as an innovative and cost-effective approach delivering faster implementation of new facilities as well as retrofits for existing plants. This modular approach helps customers speed up their time to market for new products.

Headquartered in Cork, Ireland, with an office in Dublin, ProsCon primarily serves major customers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets. It has a strong reputation for helping companies comply with regulatory standards and manage their business risk. ProsCon's management team and its employees will join the Rockwell Automation global solutions team and continue to serve their customers locally and around the world.

"This acquisition is a vital step in increasing our global solutions delivery capability to life sciences and process automation customers in Ireland and the rest of the world," said Bob Honor, Vice President, Life Sciences, Rockwell Automation. "The ProsCon team's expertise gives us critical mass and increased presence in Ireland, one of the fastest growing life sciences markets, as well as in Europe, one of the largest life science markets in the world".

ProsCon Managing Director, Niall Foley said: "The acquisition will strongly enhance ProsCon's ability to deliver innovative design solutions and technology to customers. By combining ProsCon's process industry knowledge with the technical expertise, broad product portfolio, distribution channels, and financial resources of Rockwell Automation, we will strengthen our ability to serve customers."

"This acquisition along with other recent acquisitions of Propack Data, Datasweep and Caribbean Integration Engineers extends Rockwell Automation's solid foundation and strong domain expertise for global process and information solutions in the life sciences industry, including the rapidly accelerating biotechnology field," said Terry Gebert, Vice President and General Manager of Manufacturing and Process Solutions, Rockwell Automation. "ProsCon further increases our broad range of process solutions from completely integrated turnkey projects to standalone control systems and now with special capabilities in modular design/fast track implementation."

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), is a leading global provider of industrial automation control and information systems and services that help manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage in their businesses. The company brings together leading brands in industrial automation, including Allen-Bradley controls and services and Rockwell Software factory management software. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., the company employs about 19,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

CONTACT: Rockwell Automation
John A. Bernaden (Media Relations), 414-382-2555
Tim Oliver (Investor Relations), 414-382-8510

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