Rockwell Automation, Inc. announced it has agreed to purchase Hiprom, a process control and automation systems integrator headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. Hiproms management team and all 100 employees will join the Rockwell Automation Systems & Solutions business unit.
This acquisition accelerates the growth of Rockwell Automations business in the Sub-Saharan region and further expands our customer presence in the global mining and mineral processing market, said Hedwig Maes, president of Rockwell Automations Europe, Middle East, and Africa region.
Hiprom customers will continue to receive the high level of service they currently enjoy, and gain more direct access to the complete portfolio of Rockwell Automation products, services, and solutions, said Hein Hiestermann, Hiprom managing director and CEO. Rockwell Automation customers will benefit from the expanded portfolio of application solutions, expertise, and delivery capacity, specifically within the global mining and mineral processing market.
The acquisition is expected to close during the first calendar quarter of 2011, subject to the approval of regulatory authorities in South Africa.