The Weidmüller Group, a major international supplier of industrial power, signal and data connectivity products headquartered in Detmold, Germany, announced the acquisition of the W Interconnections group companies in the U.S., Canada and Mexico from Rockwell Automation, Inc. effective October 1. The W Interconnections group sells products for the industrial connectivity and automation markets.The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) region is one of the most important markets for Industry Automation. With this acquisition, said the company, Weidmüller strengthens its global presence and customer proximity as an international market leader in industrial connectivity and automation. The acquisition supports Weidmüller´s growth strategy in industrial connectivity, communication and digitalization and reflects the long-term commitment of the company to the NAFTA market.
Weidmüller will continue to operate the business from the current sites in Richmond, Va., Toronto, and Puebla, Mexico. Purchase price and contractual details were not disclosed.