Emerson acquires DMI
Emerson has acquired DMI, Inc. The acquisition includes all DMI technologies, applications, services and employees.
Emerson has acquired Bradenton, FL-based Decision Management International, Inc. The acquisition includes all DMI technologies, applications, services and employees. The two companies have had a close relationship since 2002.
DMI will become part of Emerson Process Management. It will add electronic management of workflow, materials, equipment, personnel and documentation, to expand Emerson’s real-time manufacturing solutions. The acquisition expands scope of Emerson’s real-time manufacturing solutions for regulated process industries such as life sciences, specialty chemical and food and beverage.
“We are excited to bring on board the excellent leadership team from DMI and to add its technologies, services and application expertise to the Emerson family,” said John Berra, president of Emerson Process Management. “This acquisition extends Emerson’s portfolio and leadership in batch automation solutions to improve and streamline production processes, and enables us to offer an even broader range of value, performance and reliability.”
"This is excellent news for our company, our customers, and the Life Sciences Industry,” said Frank Grywalski, chief executive officer of DMI. “Being part of such a successful global automation organization will enable us to provide an even broader and deeper range of solutions, grow our business faster, and continue to contribute to the success of the Emerson businesses."
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