Invensys celebrates 100 years of Foxboro

Invensys Process Systems marks anniversary will celebration in Massachusetts June 24
By Plant Engineering Staff June 24, 2008

Invensys Process Systems (IPS) is honoring 100 years of Foxboro innovation in a June 24 celebration at the IPS manufacturing plant in Foxboro, MA. At that Neponset Street location, brothers E.H. and B.B. Bristol started Foxboro in 1908, moving three businesses to an empty factory there.

Listen in: Paulett Eberhart, IPS president and chief executive officer, tells Control Engineering about the importance of history for the present and the future of process control. (MP3 audio file run time: 3:21.)

More than 1,000 employees, retirees, and other dignitaries and guests are expected to participate in festivities. IPS offers consulting, services, and a proven portfolio of specialized offerings from the legacy brands of Foxboro, Triconex, SimSci-Esscor, and Avantis, Eberhart noted, praising employees, current and former. The company unveiled a a more unified online presence for the brands, effective June 1, 2008.
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Jack Souza, IPS vice president, who directs manufacturing and operations in Foxboro , says, “Foxboro automation has been setting the industry standard for 100 years and our experts have contributed numerous innovations to the industry. Now with more than 50,000 customers worldwide, the Foxboro brand and our people are known throughout the world for quality, reliability and innovation. We should also be very proud that the technology and innovation that started here are playing an important part in the long-term success of IPS and Invensys as a whole.”