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Yokogawa announces integration of Soteica Visual Mesa and Industrial Knowledge into KBC to enhance delivery of new value to customers

January 2017 News

Yokogawa has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Soteica Visual Mesa (SVM), a leading energy management technology provider, further delivering on a number of key objectives of Yokogawa’s Transformation 2017 mid-term business plan, namely, expansion of Yokogawa’s advanced solution business, focusing on customers and creating new value.

This announcement marks completion of the SVM acquisition as a wholly-owned subsidiary and initiation of the integration of SVM and the cloud-based Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) provider Industrial Knowledge (IK) into KBC Advanced Technologies (KBC), which was acquired by Yokogawa in April 2016. The IK business unit was established to enhance the cloud-based advanced solution business, based on the technology of Industrial Evolution (IE), which was acquired by Yokogawa in December 2015. A pioneer in the use of cloud-based solutions in the process industries, IE developed a market-leading real-time DaaS solution that is deployed at many of the world’s major energy and chemical companies.

In the immediate term, SVM’s advanced Visual Mesa utility optimisation software, combined with KBC’s premium energy consultancy, will provide comprehensive and best-in-class energy management solutions, underpinned by leading technologies and human performance improvement. Over the longer term, this acquisition supports KBC’s vision of seamlessly integrating utility system and supply chain optimisation into its industry-leading process simulation platform for hydrocarbon processing facilities – Petro-SIMTM.

KBC, SVM, and IK will be led by KBC CEO, Andy Howell, and will be integrated under the KBC brand. This will significantly enhance KBC’s solutions portfolio and the energy management solutions business, enhance KBC’s ability to develop new cloud-based services, and accelerate KBC’s efforts to create and sustain new value for customers.

For more information contact Christie Cronje, Yokogawa South Africa, +27 (0)11 831 6300, christie.cronje@za.yokogawa.com, www.yokogawa.com/za


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