KEB secures long term product and technology supply agreement with ASEM
Published: 12 March 2020 - Rachael Morling
KEB is pleased to announce that it has secured a long term product and technology supply agreement with its historic partner for control technology, ASEM S.p.A., a leading Italian provider of digital automation technologies. KEB’s new arrangement also allows KEB to broaden its strategic collaboration with Rockwell Automation. Rockwell has signed an agreement to acquire ASEM, including KEB’s minority stake in the company.
Central to the new KEB-ASEM agreement is to codify the historic partnering relationship between the two companies in the development and supply of KEB’s product and software solutions offering, further enhanced by the resources and experience in the sector offered by Rockwell Automation. Thus, KEB will continue the partnership with ASEM to ensure its customers demand for ASEM-based products.
KEB’s new agreement with ASEM is part of KEB’s broader strengthening of its capabilities. The KEB Automation Group continues to increase its investment in the development of its control technology division. The benchmark for this is the same quality and performance with which the well-known inverters have been in use for years. “We want to create new possibilities for our customers and actively participate in shaping standards in control technology,” explains Thomas Brinkmann, shareholder of the KEB Group.
With this agreement, KEB is further strengthening its strategy as a solutions provider in automation, whether for plastics machines, woodworking or the process industry. “Competitive and integrated solutions are a clear priority for our customers,” says Brinkmann. For example, the focus is on easier handling with intuitive and integrated tools to shorten development and commissioning times. “Worldwide highest industry standards are the benchmark for our products, as well as global availability over the entire product lifecycle,” states Brinkmann.