Honeywell to acquire EMS Technologies

  • 19-Jun-2011 09:58 EDT

Honeywell signed a definitive agreement to acquire EMS Technologies Inc., a provider of connectivity solutions for mobile networking, rugged mobile computers, and satellite communications, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $491 million. The acquisition will enhance Honeywell's existing capabilities in rugged mobile computing technologies and satellite communications within its Automation and Control Solutions and Aerospace businesses. EMS' Global Resource Management division provides highly ruggedized mobile computing products and services for use in transportation, logistics, and workforce management settings as well as secure satellite-based asset tracking and messaging technology for search and rescue, warehousing, and field force automation environments. Through its $174 million Aviation division, EMS provides terminals, antennas, in-cabin network devices, rugged data storage, and surveillance applications predominantly for use on aircraft and in other data-gathering objectives.

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