Emerson announces a framework agreement with paint manufacturer Jotun to automate and digitalize its global manufacturing facilities. The five-year agreement will enable Jotun to implement Emerson’s digital technologies to enhance all aspects of manufacturing automation in new factories, and for selected upgrades in some of its thirty-nine existing factories around the world.
Jotun is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of decorative paints and marine, protective, and powder coatings. Through its agreement with Emerson, Jotun will increase process automation and create a standardized digital technology solution for new factory projects, which will help the company achieve increased throughput, uptime, and product quality, while reducing operating costs.
“In securing a long-term automation partner with the expertise required to support our journey, we will have access to systems, competence, and support serving our needs when constructing and operating technically advanced and efficient paint factories around the world,” adds Fredrik Urdahl, Jotun’s group technical director of operations. “Emerson’s advanced automation technologies and focus on providing standardized project methodologies, as well as global and local support, were critical factors in our selection for collaboration.”