Emerson Opens Third Global Innovation Center
New Emerson innovation center in Austin, Texas provides global leadership for
process control systems development, integrated operations consulting, project
execution and human centered design
AUSTIN, Texas -- January 30, 2014
Emerson Process Management, a global business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), today
officially opened the Emerson Innovation Center - Process Systems and
Solutions in Round Rock, Texas, near Austin.
This 282,000-square-foot, nearly $70 million facility is the global
headquarters for Emerson’s automation systems and project services business,
which helps customers safely, reliably and profitably operate facilities in
industries such as oil and gas, refining, chemicals, power, life sciences,
food and beverages, and metals and mining.
This new Emerson Innovation Center is the third globally. The Emerson
Innovation Center in Marshalltown, Iowa, develops and tests flow control
applications and technologies, replicating real-world conditions no other test
or R&D facility in the world can match. The company’s Emerson Innovation
Center in Pune, India focuses on world-class software application development.
The Emerson Innovation Center in Austin is comprised of several world-class
disciplines under one roof:
*A technology and product design and support center, providing engineering
and development for the company’s DeltaV™ digital automation system and
DeltaV SIS Safety System.
*The first-ever Emerson Integrated Operations (iOps) Center where customers
can explore new ways of managing remote operations and of enabling easier
collaboration by experts located anywhere in the world.
*Emerson Process Management’s Human Centered Design Institute, an
industry-leading consulting and engineering practice that drives
usability-based design into all products Emerson Process Management
designs and manufactures. By designing products that are easier to use,
customers gain improved worker effectiveness and lower the requirements
for specialized knowledge in their workforce.
*A world-class interoperability and testing lab in which Emerson tests both
its own products as well as competitors to ensure safe, reliable and
*The Life Sciences Industry Center that provides consulting, engineering
and project management expertise to support pharmaceutical and
*Educational Services where more than 2,500 customer personnel gain
product, technology, and operational skills on the latest technologies.
*The company’s Project Management Office (PMO) that aligns and integrates
the company’s best practices, processes, systems and metrics for global
“No other facility in the world can do what our new Emerson Innovation Center
can do,” said Jim Nyquist, president of process systems and solutions for
Emerson Process Management. “We have the brightest minds in the industry
developing world class automation technologies and collaborating with
customers to imagine, plan and execute their vision of future operations to
deliver breakthrough performance.”
Emerson’s automation systems are widely used in process operations around the
world. The company was awarded more than 30 large customer projects valued at
more than $600 million in 2013. It has changed the way automation projects are
done with its innovative DeltaV Electronic Marshalling with CHARMs technology,
which reduces project complexity and risks. Its new Innovation Center is a
showcase for how customers can leverage capabilities like these to reengineer
their businesses to become safe, reliable and profitable.
About Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management (www.EmersonProcess.com), an Emerson business, is a
leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and
distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power,
water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, life
sciences and other industries. The company combines superior products and
technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management
and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb^™, Syncade^™, DeltaV™,
Fisher^®, Bettis^™, Micro Motion^®, Rosemount^®, Daniel^™, Ovation^™ and AMS
Emerson (NYSE:EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in
bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions
for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the
world.The company is comprised of five business segments:Process Management,
Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial &
Residential Solutions.Sales in fiscal 2013 were $24.7 billion. For more
information, visit www.Emerson.com.
Denise Clarke, 512-899-0004 or 512-587-5879
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