Rockwell Automation to Acquire Hiprom
Acquisition to increase growth in the Sub-Saharan region and the global mining and mineral processing industry.
MILWAUKEE–Rockwell Automation, Inc. announced it has agreed to purchase Hiprom, a process control and automation systems integrator headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Hiprom customers include the top global mining firms with precious metal and coal operations in the Sub-Saharan region. Hiprom’s management team and all its 100 employees will join the Rockwell Automation Systems & Solutions business unit.
The acquisition is expected to close during the first calendar quarter of 2011 subject to the approval of regulatory authorities in South Africa.