Emerson Opens a Singapore Analytical Manufacturing and Integration Center
Emerson Process Management opened its first manufacturing and integration center in Asia for its Rosemount Analytical technologies in November 2014 with support from the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). Representing an investment of over US$11 million, this new facility is an addition to Emerson’s existing Southeast Asia Service Center in Singapore that opened in 2008. The new center will produce and distribute analytical and combustion sensors, engineer and design complete analyzer-based solutions and develop and produce customer-specific systems and products. Emerson Process Management’s Rosemount Analytical solutions and services are widely used in the oil and gas production and petrochemical industries. These industries are experiencing significant growth and driving demand for Emerson’s solutions in Southeast Asia.
“Our customers depend on speed of service and expert collaboration to solve their toughest problems and achieve operational excellence,” said Sabee Mitra, president of Emerson Process Management, Asia Pacific. “Our new facility is centrally situated in Singapore where it is close to customers and serves them with locally stocked or produced analytical products, engineering and lifecycle support services.” Expected to employ 65 people by the end of 2015, the center’s team will include engineering, quality control and information technology professionals. Manufacturing will be operational by early 2015 for key analytical instrumentation products to serve Asia Pacific and other markets. Products planned for Singapore production initially include liquid and combustion analysis sensors as well as accompanying instrumentation. Future plans include manufacturing of the gas detector product line, as well as gas chromatographs and process gas analyzers.
A Center of Excellence, Too
Emerson Process Management also opened its first regional Pervasive Sensing Center of Excellence in Singapore in late 2014. The center will employ approximately 50 people. With an investment of US$10 million, this is the company’s first such center globally. Emerson’s “pervasive sensing” strategy combines the company’s leadership in sensor and wireless technologies for industrial process facilities with its application expertise and data analytics to provide better and actionable data that extends beyond traditional process controls to other functions, such as site safety and energy management.
Combined with the company’s extensive Asia-Pacific local service capabilities, the Center enables the company to remotely perform data collection, analysis, and consulting for Asia-Pacific customers. These services help the process manufacturing industries meet their operational goals without having to add additional resources, conduct costly training and manage maintenance procedures for new automation technologies.
Emerson is working with major customer facilities on Jurong Island to initiate energy efficiency, reliability and productivity services, with the intent of reinforcing Jurong Island’s reputation as the location for some of the safest, most productive and energy efficient industrial facilities in the world. The three-part rollout of the center will expand Emerson’s pervasive sensing services through pilot projects, then throughout Jurong Island and ultimately beyond Singapore.