AACHEN, GERMANY, December 15, 2015 – Global technology manufacturer Emerson (NYSE: EMR) officially opened on December 8 a new €8 million (USD 8.4 million) facility – The Europe Solution Center – in Aachen, Germany for its Climate Technologies business. The Europe Solution Center is part of Emerson’s long-term strategy of developing integrated solutions to help companies address challenges facing Europe’s heating, cooling and refrigeration industry, such as increasing energy efficiency, promoting sustainability and improving system connectivity.
The ceremony was officiated by David N. Farr, Chairman and CEO of Emerson, Jean Janssen, President of Emerson Climate Technologies Europe, and Marcel Philipp, Mayor of Aachen.
The new facility features a laboratory where engineers can work directly with customers to develop and test integrated solutions and advanced services. The state-of-the-art laboratory utilizes Emerson’s innovative compressor technology and electronic controls for residential and commercial heating and cooling systems and refrigeration systems, such as those used in supermarkets. The new facility also includes meeting and office spaces where Emerson plans to hold training sessions and workshops for its employees and its customers.
“The new Europe Solution Center in Aachen for our Climate Technologies business is the latest milestone on our journey to support our customers in Europe”, said Emerson Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David N. Farr, who traveled to Germany to participate in the opening event. “It is important for us to be positioned to help our European customers grow and prosper.”
The new Europe Solution Center further strengthens Emerson Climate Technologies presence in the Europe HVACR marketplace. The company currently operates five factories and four engineering centers in Europe focused exclusively on its Climate Technologies business.
“Our goal is to take our commitment to technology, innovation and customer service in Europe to the next level, and create an environment where creativity and open-mindedness are encouraged”, said Jean Janssen, President of Emerson Climate Technologies Europe. “We want to design and deliver solutions in cooperation with our customers to master the HVACR industry´s challenges of today and tomorrow.”
Guided tours provided guests with insights about the new facilities, their high-tech testing and measurement equipment, and enhanced capabilities for serving Emerson’s European customers in the heating, cooling and refrigeration industry.
Emerson's top management joins the Mayor of Aachen to open the new facility – The Europe Solution Center – with a ceremonial ribbon cutting.
(From left to right: Bob Sharp, Executive Vice President, Emerson, and Business Leader of Emerson Climate Technologies, Jean Janssen, President of Emerson Climate Technologies Europe, David N. Farr, Chairman and CEO of Emerson,
Marcel Philipp, Mayor of Aachen)
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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 2015 were $22.3 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com
About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, ventilation, 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™, Dixell™ and Alco Controls™, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment. For more information, visit www.emersonclimate.eu
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