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Danfoss acquires USA-based AAIM Controls Inc

AAIM Controls Inc is a specialised supplier of custom-designed regulation and control automation solutions, in the North American industrial refrigeration market, company’s representative says

| | Nov 30, 2018 | 2:36 pm
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UAE, 30 November 2018: Danfoss has announced the acquisition of AAIM Controls Inc, located in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, USA, in a Press communiqué. AAIM Controls is a specialised supplier of custom-designed regulation and control automation solutions, from motor starters to complete PLC systems, and a significant entity in the North American industrial refrigeration market, the communiqué said. With the acquisition, Danfoss moves to a strong and unique position as a systems provider within industrial refrigeration, the communiqué further said.

Jürgen Fischer, President, Danfoss Cooling, said: “We consistently look to strengthen our core businesses by partnering with other successful companies and acquiring technology that complements the solutions we offer our customers. By adding electronic regulation and control automation to our already-extensive portfolio of components for industrial refrigeration applications, we strengthen our global position by becoming a systems provider in the industrial refrigeration market.”

With global mega trends like digitalisation and combating climate change driving the industrial refrigeration market forward, the demand is increasing for bundled solutions of products, as well as intelligent control and automation that increase energy efficiency, ensure food safety and help in the transition to alternative, climate-friendly refrigerants, the communiqué said.

Kristian Strand, President – refrigeration and A/C controls, Danfoss Cooling, said: “In the industrial refrigeration market, controllers are often seen as the central part of a system offering. With the addition of AAIM’s strong knowledge base and their highly specialised solutions, we gain a unique competitive advantage, where we can better address these customer requirements.”

Arthur Marshall, Co-founder, AAIM Controls, said, “Becoming part of the Danfoss family will give us great options for expanding into new areas and I’m confident that the partnership with Danfoss will open up new business opportunities.”


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