Honeywell completes acquisition of EMS Technologies

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Updated Aug 26, 2011

Honeywell on Monday, Aug. 22, announced that it has completed its acquisition of EMS Technologies Inc., for about $491 million. EMS is a provider of connectivity solutions for mobile networking, rugged mobile computers and satellite communications.

Honeywell says the acquisition will enhance its existing capabilities in rugged mobile computing technologies within its Automation and Control Solutions business and satellite communications within its Aerospace business. EMS’s Global Resource Management division provides rugged mobile computing products and services for use in transportation, logistics and work force management settings, as well as secure satellite-based asset tracking and messaging technology for search and rescue, warehousing and field force automation environments.

“Acquiring EMS Technologies demonstrates our commitment to build on our leadership position in the global scanning and mobility industry,” says Darius Adamczyk, president of Honeywell Scanning & Mobility. “By adding EMS Technologies to our business, we will acquire complementary rugged handheld and vehicle-based products and expand our presence in warehousing, manufacturing and port segments. These new products and segments will be growth drivers for our business.”