Company Briefs: One Rock Capital acquires EC&S segment of Enerpac Tool Group

Acquisitions and partnerships from across the process industries

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One Rock Capital Partners acquires Engineered Components & Systems segment from Enerpac Tool Group

One Rock Capital Partners recently acquired of the Engineered Components & Systems segment from Enerpac Tool Group, previously known as Actuant Corporation. EC&S will now be known as CentroMotion and will continue to be led by Roger Roundhouse, who has been named CEO.

Headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, CentroMotion is a global company serving the agriculture, specialty/commercial vehicle, construction and other industrial end-markets with motion, actuation and control solutions. CentroMotion primarily serves on- and off-highway OEMs with highly engineered system-critical components under brands that include CrossControl, Elliott, Gits, maximatecc, Power-Packer and Weasler Engineering. The Company has 13 manufacturing facilities and six engineering centers, with approximately 190 engineers in multiple geographies.

One Rock makes controlling investments in companies with potential for growth and operational improvement, using a rigorous approach that uses highly experienced operating partners to identify, acquire and enhance businesses in select industries.

Ideal-Pak and PASE Group to sell Ronchi America Rotary Filling Systems

Massman Company business units Ideal-Pak and PASE Group recently announced a sales channel partnership with Ronchi America, a manufacturer of rotary filling systems. Under the new agreement, Ideal-Pak, PASE Group and DTM Packaging sales teams will offer Ronchi’s rotary filling systems to existing and new customers in the chemical, lubricant and food and beverage processing markets. This new partnership will introduce Ronchi America systems into numerous new markets and applications throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Massman’s recent acquisition of DTM Packaging, a manufacturer of bottling, packaging and custom automation equipment, will also enable Ideal-Pak/PASE Group and DTM Packaging to offer line integration services for Ronchi America products.

Ideal-Pak produces liquid filling machines for the international paints and coatings, chemicals, lubricants and food and beverage industries.      

Bosch Packaging Technology and Parsolex announce partnership

Bosch Packaging Technology, a supplier of process and packaging technology, and Parsolex, a contract development and manufacturing organization, have partnered on solid dosage manufacturing. Parsolex will benefit from the latest packaging technologies for pharmaceutical manufacturing, and Bosch Packaging Technology will gain access to a manufacturing site in the U.S. to showcase its technological capabilities.

Parsolex has chosen Bosch Packaging equipment for its recently expanded CGMP commercial manufacturing facility in West Lafayette, Indiana, to complement its existing capabilities. The company believes that the new Bosch Packaging machines will contribute to a range of clinical supply manufacturing programs.

Rockwell Automation, Accenture Industry X.0 combine forces to create digital solutions for industrial clients

Rockwell Automation and Accenture’s Industry X.0 have announced plans to team up to develop a digital offering to help industrial clients move beyond existing manufacturing solutions to transform their entire connected enterprise.

According to a November 19th news release announcing the partnership, the collaboration is designed to capitalize on the expertise of both companies to deliver new capabilities for greater industrial supply chain optimization. By providing customers with a single, trusted provider of digital solutions, the partnership will enable clients to more effectively leverage the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and ultimately drive measurable growth outcomes.

Encouraged by initial industry feedback to these types of digital offerings, the two companies have begun working together to develop solutions and services that create value along the industrial value chain. To date, the collaboration has yielded — among other early stage successes — a prototype for supply chain management designed to deliver supplier cost optimization and an improved ability to track the exact movements of products — two particularly important areas of investment for industrial companies seeking growth.

Rockwell Automation will provide leading industrial automation technology and domain expertise, including FactoryTalk InnovationSuite IIoT software, and analytics solutions. It will also bring network services, operational technology security and application development, installation, integration and support. Accenture will provide enterprise business and technical capabilities, including consulting, analytics, application development, systems integration, change management and support.

Cook Compression opens satellite service center in Italy

Cook Compression recently opened its satellite service facility in Sicily, Italy. The facility supports the rapid reconditioning of compressor valves for ISAB, a part of Lukoil Oil Company, and other refineries in the region. ISAB has awarded Cook Compression a multi-year contract to provide technical support, reconditioning and upgrades for reciprocating compressor valves.

Service personnel received in-depth training from the Cook Compression European Operations headquarters in the United Kingdom, and ISAB has completed a full audit of the repair facility.

Cook Compression provides engineered solutions to increase reciprocating compressor reliability and performance, offering components, repairs, field mechanical services and turnkey project management. High-quality compressor valves, packing cases, packing rings, piston rings, rider bands, oil wipers, pistons, piston rods, cylinders and liners are backed by the services and systems to install, control, monitor, maintain and repair them. 

Parsable and HULFT partner to help industrial companies better access, integrate data across business systems

Parsable, provider of the leading Connected Worker Platform, and HULFT, a comprehensive data logistics platform and division of Japan-based Saison Information Systems, recently announced their new partnership. They will provide a comprehensive and cost-efficient solution for industrial companies to accurately execute, measure and transform frontline work by streamlining the flow of data from Parsable across their enterprise applications and systems.

Large industrial companies are often challenged with massive volumes of operational data sets living across different silos throughout their organizations. Increasingly, the data is both structured and unstructured, and multimedia assets like video and photos are often added to the data mix.

As part of the new partnership, HULFT will offer a HULFT Integrate adapter for Parsable that allows companies to establish an out-of-the-box connection between existing systems or databases, and frontline work execution data collected by the Parsable Connected Worker Platform. HULFT Integrate provides an intuitive, no-code data integration architecture that is compatible with all major data destinations and ERP systems. Its drag-and-drop user interface allows users to create cooperation flows, data conversions and processing through a simple, intuitive visual interface.

Together, Parsable and HULFT will allow industrial companies to move, access or integrate information between Parsable and other applications and systems, without custom-coding and development time. Companies can make more informed, accurate and data-driven decisions to improve worker productivity, quality and safety. 

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