Rockwell Automation acquires ESC Services

Acquisition of ESC - lockout-tagout provider - to expand Rockwell's safety services

Rockwell Automation is a major automation service provider to the Middle East market.
Rockwell Automation is a major automation service provider to the Middle East market.

Rockwell Automation (ROK) announced on Thursday it has bought the assets of ESC Services - a global hazardous energy control provider of lockout-tagout solutions for the oil and gas industry. 

ESC Services will be integrated into Rockwell Automation’s ‘control products and solutions segment’ as part of its customer support and maintenance business unit.

Rockwell’s new acquisition will allow it to inform customers whether their assets and streamline compliance meet external regulations and internal safety policies.

ESC’s uses Quick Response (QR) codes that can be scanned to obtain such security and compliance information.

“ESC Services will enable Rockwell Automation customers to increase asset utilization and strengthen enterprise risk management, while adding safety to our growing portfolio of data-driven, cloud-enabled services,” said Matt Fordenwalt, Rockwell Automation’s consulting business manager.

“The global use of lockout-tagout is expanding among multi-national corporations, and represents a great growth opportunity,” said Kelly Michalscheck, president, ESC Services.

“This acquisition enables us to extend ESC Services lockout-tagout procedures and ScanESC solutions to tens of thousands of additional OEM machines, delivering more value and unique offerings to Rockwell Automation’s extensive global channels.”

Rockwell Automation is industrial automation and information service provider for the oil and gas industry with offices all around the Middle East.

ESC Services is an engineering firm focused on creating graphical lockout-tagout procedures and components.

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