Emerson Reinforces Technology Leadership in Asia with Major Milestone
RAYONG, THAILAND (July 27, 2011) – Emerson Climate Technologies Thailand plant celebrated a major milestone with the manufacture of its 10 millionth scroll compressor since beginning production in 1997. The facility, located in Rayong, manufactures air-conditioning and refrigeration scroll compressors. Since its development, Emerson’s patented Copeland Scroll™ technology has transformed the industry, bringing unprecedented improvements in comfort, energy efficiency and environmental impact.
The Rayong factory is the first plant in Asia manufacturing scroll compressors and hermetic motors for export to many countries in the region and around the world. These products are used in applications such as residential, commercial, medical/cryogenics, industrial, food service and retail, rail transport, sea containers and refrigerated trucks.
This milestone reinforces Emerson’s leadership in Asia as it continues to specifically meet the region’s needs for efficiency, lower energy consumption and reliability.
United States Ambassador to Thailand, Kristie Kenney, joined the celebration and met various teams and employees where she was given an overview of the plant’s assembly process and product evaluation labs.
“The ambassador’s visit meant a lot to our employees as it became a moment for them to show our proud accomplishments here at Emerson Electric Thailand. It was also a great opportunity to show how we have embraced Thai culture while achieving a high level of performance required of a successful multinational company,” said Mike Tampurages, Rayong plant managing director.
The facility received several awards and certifications for its excellence in manufacturing and safety, including both the Emerson Award for Operational Excellence and Emerson International Safety Award. Only one of two Emerson plants worldwide received such awards in 2006.
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 through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and tools and storage businesses. Sales in fiscal 2010 were $21 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.
About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications. The group combines best-in-class technology with proven engineering, design, distribution, educational and monitoring services to provide customized, integrated climate-control solutions for customers worldwide. Emerson Climate Technologies’ innovative solutions, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll and White-Rodgers, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment.