An international gathering of media and dignitaries (including yours truly) witnessed the grand opening of Emerson Process Management’s Emerson Innovation Center – Process Systems and Solutions in Round Rock, Texas, near Austin on Jan. 30. Dignitaries at the grand opening included Texas Governor Rick Perry and Dell CEO Michael Dell.
This 282,000-square-foot, nearly $70 million facility is the global headquarters for Emerson’s automation systems and project services business, which helps customers safely, reliably and profitably operate facilities in industries such as oil and gas, refining, chemicals, power, life sciences, food and beverages, and metals and mining.
This new Emerson Innovation Center is the third globally. The Emerson Innovation Center in Marshalltown, Iowa, develops and tests flow control applications and technologies, replicating real-world conditions no other test or R&D facility in the world can match. The company’s Emerson Innovation Center in Pune, India focuses on world-class software application development.
The Emerson Innovation Center in Austin is comprised of several world-class disciplines under one roof:
“No other facility in the world can do what our new Emerson Innovation Center can do,” said Jim Nyquist, president of process systems and solutions for Emerson Process Management. “We have the brightest minds in the industry developing world class automation technologies and collaborating with customers to imagine, plan and execute their vision of future operations to deliver breakthrough performance."