Emerson acquires Cascade Technologies to expand gas emission monitoring portfolio

Jan. 2, 2015
Emerson acquired Cascade Technologies, manufacturer of gas analyzers and monitoring systems using quantum cascade laser (QCL) technology.

Global measurement solutions company Emerson (St. Louis, MO) acquired Cascade Technologies (Stirling, Scotland), manufacturer of gas analyzers and monitoring systems using quantum cascade laser (QCL) technology. This laser-based technology measures multiple gases simultaneously, helping companies improve industrial emissions monitoring, production efficiencies, and environmental compliance.

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Emerson is expanding its analytical measurement capabilities by adding this innovative laser technology to its Rosemount Analytical gas analysis portfolio. The QCL technology provides a step change in gas analyzer performance through its increased sensitivity, speed of response, and fingerprinting capability. These technology advancements in the gas analysis market space provide a powerful solution for customers in various industries such as petrochemical, food and beverage, marine, automotive, and pharmaceutical. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

"The acquisition of Cascade Technologies is an exciting step as we further strengthen our gas analysis portfolio," said Tom Moser, group vice president of Emerson Process Management's measurement and analytical businesses. "Our customers depend upon Emerson to solve their toughest analytical measurement problems. We are now better positioned to serve that need."

Iain Howieson, CEO of Cascade Technologies, added, "Joining a global leader like Emerson represents an incredible opportunity for business growth. Emerson's global presence and market leadership will have an immediate impact on the adoption of cutting edge QCL gas analyzers and monitoring systems."

Emerson says it 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 2014 were $24.5 billion.

SOURCE: Emerson; http://www2.emersonprocess.com/en-US/news/pr/Pages/1412-Cascade.aspx

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