Emerson, a global engineering and technology company, has announced it will invest more than $100 million (€90 million) in Boulder, Colorado, to significantly expand its manufacturing space and launch a new innovation centre focused on research, new product development and industry training for its advanced flow measurement products.
“This US investment significantly expands our ability to serve as industry leaders, helping customers in essential industries optimise their operations with the latest technologies,” said David Farr, chairman and chief executive officer of Emerson.
“Our new facility demonstrates our continued commitment to customer-driven innovation and high-tech manufacturing, as well as our focus on attracting the best and brightest talent to work for Emerson.”
Emerson is recognised globally for its advanced flow measurement technologies and diagnostics that help leading global customers in the life sciences, food and beverage, chemical, power and energy industries.
The new innovation centre will drive innovation and new product development to enable customers in these critical industries to realise performance improvements in production, reliability, safety and sustainability.
The 16,700 sq m expansion includes a new 7,900 sq m laboratory and manufacturing facility to design and develop products, technologies and software that measure and control the flow of material in a manufacturing process.
These innovations are core components of Emerson’s Plantweb digital ecosystem, a scalable portfolio of technologies, software and services that help customers digitally transform their operations and achieve Top Quartile performance.
The expanded Boulder facility will offer a hands-on Interactive Plant Environment that simulates real-world industrial manufacturing conditions for worker training and upskilling to help reshape the future workforce.
Emerson currently has 630 employees in Boulder, home of its measurement solutions business.
Emerson has made significant North American investments over the past several years, most notably in Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, Connecticut and Texas.
Last year, Emerson announced a collaboration with Colorado State University to build the Emerson Brewing Innovation Centre, where students get hands-on experience using the latest automation technologies.
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