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Rockwell Acquires Systems Integrator Maverick

Rockwell Automation, Inc., Milwaukee, has acquired Maverick Technologies, Columbia, Ill., one of the largest industrial automation systems integrators in the U.S. market. Rockwell said the addition of Maverick will expand its domain knowledge and help deliver innovative control and information solutions to customers in industries such as chemical, food and beverage, and oil and gas.

“Industrial control and information solutions are most effective when they result from close collaboration between a knowledgeable supplier and the user,” said Ken Champa, Rockwell Automation senior vice president of Control Products and Solutions. “The combination of our global industrial automation leadership with Maverick’s platform-independent domain expertise will help our customers reduce complexity and realize unprecedented productivity.”

The acquisition supports the Rockwell Automation growth strategy around The Connected Enterprise – a vision that connects information across the plant floor with the entire enterprise to drive new business value. This is particularly important to process customers whose uptime and continuous performance are critical, Rockwell said in a release.

Maverick is based in Columbia, Ill., with 21 locations in the U.S. and over 300 engineers and technical salespeople. In July 2016, it was recognized by The Silicon Review magazine as one of the “2016 50 Best Companies to Watch.”

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