Emerson has acquired Saftronics Inc., a Fort Myers, Fla.-based manufacturer of drives and drives systems for industrial applications.

Saftronics, which serves industries from water and HVAC to mining, has assembly locations throughout North America and will become part of the Emerson Industrial Automation unit. The deal strengthens the drives and drives system portfolio of Emerson's Control Techniques division.

“We are very excited by the addition of Saftronics capabilities to our North American operations,” said Jean-Paul Montupet, Emerson's business leader for Industrial Automation. “This strengthens our offering in some key growth areas of the North American Drives market, including energy savings and mining.”