Emerson expands European manufacturing and engineering services capabilities to meet growing customer demand

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76 million USD investment in new facilities at company’s campus in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, strengthens Emerson’s growing global manufacturing and engineering services network

Emerson Process Management, a business of Emerson, is expanding the company’s existing manufacturing and engineering services campus in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The expansion includes a new, 18,800-square-meter flow measurement manufacturing building. This USD 60 million investment will help meet growing demand for the company’s flow measurement products and services in Europe and other regions.

Additionally, in the summer of 2014, Emerson Process Management moves into a separate, newly constructed USD16 million facility on the Cluj campus that will be home to the Regional Project Engineering Center and the European System Integration Center for its PlantWeb Solutions Group. This facility will house up to 600 employees who provide engineering and support services for European control systems and automation projects, plus an initial 100 additional personnel to assemble and test control systems for projects throughout Europe.

"Our customers in Europe and elsewhere strive to improve efficiencies, meet safety and environmental regulations, and reduce energy use, and they are turning to Emerson for our technology and expertise to meet these goals," said Steve Sonnenberg, president of Emerson Process Management.

"Adding this new manufacturing capability and centralizing our systems assembly and integration for DeltaV and Ovation systems in Cluj, as well as increasing our project management, engineering and sales support staff there, enable Emerson to better support our European customers and ensure improved response times for our product and service support across the region."

The new flow technology manufacturing building will offer calibration, services, and customer training facilities for Emerson Process Management’s Micro Motion, Rosemount, and Roxar flow measurement technologies. This facility will provide modern and spacious production capabilities as well as offices for engineering and customer support services, and fulfill market demands for quality and traceable calibration. 

In addition, a state-of-the-art customer experience center is planned that will incorporate training and meeting facilities, along with displays of Emerson technologies. The new facility adds to Emerson’s current European network of facilities, which includes an existing flow manufacturing and service center in Ede, the Netherlands.

"These additional capabilities increase our flexibility and ability to manage our European customers’ most challenging needs," said Sonnenberg. "With this strategic investment, we are committed to continually increasing our local expertise and improving our service levels to customers."

Emerson’s Cluj-Napoca campus is now one of the parent company’s largest sites in Europe, currently employing more than 1,900 people. This location has proven to be an excellent choice for Emerson’s rapidly expanding production and knowledge centers due to the number of local technical and economic sciences universities and availability of highly qualified engineering professionals.

Emerson’s Cluj-Napoca campus currently manufactures Fisher pressure regulators, Roxar flow metering and flow assurance products, Rosemount Analytical products, Leroy-Somer power generators, Control Techniques electrical equipment for photovoltaic power plants, RIDGID tools, and Appleton A.T.X. lighting fixtures and junction boxes for hazardous and adverse environments.

Source: Emerson

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