News | January 5, 2007

Emerson Acquires Damcos Holding A/S

Acquisition further expands portfolio of valve automation and marine tank management solutions for global shipbuilding industry

Austin, TX — Emerson has announced it has acquired Damcos Holding A/S from the 3i Group PLC of the United Kingdom; Danfoss A/S of Nordborg, Denmark; and the Damcos management team. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Damcos ( is a leading supplier of valve remote control systems, tank monitoring equipment, and complete marine tank management solutions to the global marine and offshore markets. It will immediately become part of Emerson's Process Management business, complementing the company's established marine measurement and valve actuation brands, which include Saab Rosemount TankRadar, and Bettis, El-O-Matic, Hytork, Shafer, and Dantorque actuators.

"We are excited about the addition of Damcos' Marine Tank Management products and systems expertise to the Emerson family," said John Berra, president, Emerson Process Management. "This key acquisition further extends our leadership in process control products and services into the Marine and Shipbuilding industry."

Founded in 1960 and based in Naestved, Denmark, Damcos became a leading supplier of hydraulic equipment for the local marine shipbuilding industry. Since the early 1990s, the company has developed into a leading, global supplier of marine actuators and integrated marine tank management solutions. Since 2004, Damcos has had a strategic partnership with Emerson to sell Saab Rosemount TankRadar systems to the tanker market. Damcos has production facilities in Naestved; Ry, Denmark; Busan, South Korea; and Shanghai, China. The acquisition includes all Damcos' technologies, manufacturing facilities, and employees.

"We are very excited to be part of Emerson Process Management," said Ove Soerensen, president and CEO of Damcos. "Being part of such a successful global player will allow us greater access to marine customers and to new markets that will fuel growth well into the future."

SOURCE: Emerson Process Management