Rockwell Automation has agreed to purchase Hiprom, a process control and automation systems integrator headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. Hiprom customers include mining firms with precious metal and coal operations in the Sub-Saharan region.

Hiprom’s management team and its 100 employees will join the Rockwell Automation Systems & Solutions business unit.

Rockwell Automation’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region president Hedwig Maes says, “This acquisition accelerates the growth of Rockwell Automation’s business in the Sub-Saharan region and further expands our customer presence in the global mining and mineral processing market.

Rockwell Automation Systems & Solutions' vice president and general manager Terry Gebert says, “Strategically, this acquisition further strengthens our global project management and delivery capabilities and adds critical mass for our delivery of customer solutions in the rapidly growing Sub-Saharan market as well as globally in the mining, metals and minerals industries.

“We look forward to a successful integration of the Hiprom domain expertise, project management and engineering talent into our global systems and solutions team.”

Engineers in the Rockwell Automation Systems & Solutions team design, build and upgrade control, safety, and information solutions for manufacturing clients. Working in tandem with a scalable partner network, the company’s global solutions business can address a wide range of projects including challenging multi-million-dollar enterprise projects that span two or more countries.

Clients include oil and gas, petrochemicals, consumer industries, life sciences, automotive, tire and heavy industries such as cement, metals, mining, pulp and paper, and power utilities.

The acquisition is expected to close during the current quarter subject to the approval of regulatory authorities in South Africa.

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