Emerson acquires Bay-Tec Engineering

Acquisition expands Emerson's process control engineering and project management capabilities for life sciences, refining, and related industries

AUSTIN, TEXAS (December 18, 2008) — Emerson today announced that it has acquired Bay-Tec Engineering of Napa, California. Bay-Tec becomes part of Emerson Process Management, expanding Emerson's capabilities for providing technical and management services for the consultation, design, engineering and implementation of process automation systems for the life sciences, refining, and other industries. Terms of the deal were not announced.

"Bay-Tec's expertise delivering projects and enabling clients with a commitment to quality and consistency is highly complementary with our existing project service capabilities," said Steve Sonnenberg, president, Emerson Process Management. "The acquisition expands our ability to address industry needs for automation engineering and project management solutions, particularly on the US West Coast. We are committed to growing our worldwide design, engineering and implementation capabilities, and this acquisition is a contribution to that goal."

"Emerson's global reach and technological leadership will help us to better serve our valued existing clients, as well as new ones," said John Justus, president of Bay-Tec. "Our organizations are well aligned in terms of our strong focus on meeting client automation needs. Joining Emerson will make it possible to deliver a broader, more comprehensive solution in the implementation of control systems that our clients require to meet increasingly complex needs."

Bay-Tec Engineering is headquartered in Napa, California, and has branch offices in Brea, California, and Portland, Oregon. It is a process control system engineering and industrial technical services company focused on providing clients with the very best in automation solutions. Bay-Tec's expertise covers a wide range of project services including project management, engineering and design (including cGMP processes), system integration, panel fabrication, installation and commissioning, calibration, and system validation. Bay-Tec supports all of the leading process automation systems and will continue to do so.

Bay-Tec's expertise covers a wide range of process automation technologies including digital automation systems, safety instrumented systems (SIS), programmable logic controllers (PLCs), human machine interfaces (HMIs), and advanced control applications.

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