Danfoss has acquired Waynesboro, Pennsylvania-based AAIM Controls Inc. AAIM Controls is a specialized supplier of custom-designed regulation and control automation solutions, from motor starters to complete PLC systems.
“We consistently look to strengthen our core businesses by partnering with other successful companies and acquiring technology that complements the solutions we offer our customers,” said Jürgen Fischer, president of Danfoss Cooling. “By adding electronic regulation and control automation to our already-extensive portfolio of components for industrial refrigeration applications, we strengthen our global position by becoming a systems provider in the industrial refrigeration market.”
According to Danfoss officials, with global megatrends like digitalization and combatting climate change driving the industrial refrigeration market forward, the demand is increasing for bundled solutions of products, as well as intelligent control and automation, that increase energy efficiency, ensure food safety, and help in the transition to alternative, climate-friendly refrigerants.
“In the industrial refrigeration market, controllers are often seen as the central part of a system offering. With the addition of AAIM’s strong knowledge base and their highly specialized solutions, we gain a unique competitive advantage where we can better address these customer requirements,” said Kristian Strand, president of refrigeration and AC controls for Danfoss Cooling.