Technology and engineering company Emerson completed the purchase of Cooper-Atkins, a manufacturer of temperature management and environmental measurement devices and wireless monitoring solutions for foodservice, healthcare and industrial markets. Headquartered in Middlefield, Conn., the manufacturer is a privately-owned company with approximately 150 employees and has offices and operations in Ohio, Florida and Singapore.
Cooper-Atkins has a comprehensive offering of temperature management and monitoring products for spot inspection and fixed location uses, including restaurants, supermarkets and other places where food is handled, prepared and stored. Their solutions are modernizing food quality management utilizing mobile and cloud-based quality, safety and compliance systems.
“Temperature management in food retail and restaurants is a dynamic market due to increasing regulatory requirements, rising labor costs and the proliferation of locations where fresh foods are prepared and served,” said Robert T. Sharp, executive president of Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions. “This acquisition further strengthens our ability to meet the evolving needs of our cold chain customers — from grower to retailer — to help provide consistent and safe control of food and other temperature-sensitive goods.”
Cooper-Atkins’ food quality portfolio strategically expands Emerson’s broad cold chain portfolio of products and services for producer, retail, industrial and transportation customers — including Emerson’s ProAct Services portfolio for supermarkets and the Cargo Solutions business that provides real-time perishable cargo tracking and monitoring services. Emerson’s compressor technologies, controls and connected solutions optimize energy consumption and operational performance in the assets powering supermarket, foodservice and refrigerated shipping operations.
The added expertise from Cooper-Atkins significantly extends Emerson’s global capabilities in monitoring food, its preparation, and other high-value shipments throughout the entire supply chain to preserve freshness and quality.