NHP acquires Rockwell Automation related business assets from Rexel Industrial Automation
As part of this acquisition, NHP has been granted exclusive distribution rights for the complete range of Rockwell Automation products, systems and solutions throughout New South Wales and south east Queensland. This means NHP’s existing distribution coverage for Rockwell Automation now covers the entire South Pacific region, including Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Papua New Guinea.
“We are proud and excited to be expanding our relationship with NHP across the South Pacific region as we work together to further enhance the efficiency of our customers by delivering smarter, safer and more sustainable operational outcomes through Rockwell Automation’s Connected Enterprise solutions and by providing a simpler model to engage with our businesses across the South Pacific. We would like to thank Rexel for their strong partnership and collaboration over the past 17 years in this region,” says Rockwell Automation managing director for Australia and New Zealand Scott Wooldridge.
NHP will assume responsibility for the distribution of Rockwell Automation throughout the South Pacific region on 1 May 2018. During a one month transition period in April 2018, NHP and Rexel Industrial Automation will continue to trade as separate entities but NHP will be in contact with all existing Rockwell Automation customers from Rexel Industrial Automation.
“With the acquisition of the Rockwell Automation related business assets from Rexel Industrial Automation, which includes a strong team of automation professionals, we have strengthened NHP’s position as the local choice for specialist electrical and automation products, systems and solutions. As the exclusive distributor across the entire South Pacific for Rockwell Automation, combined with NHP’s existing complimentary product solutions and value-add manufacturing capabilities, we have the largest coverage of automation and control solutions in the region,” says NHP chief executive and managing director Stephen Coop.
Rexel Australia managing director Robert McLeod says the sale of Rexel’s Rockwell Automation related business assets to NHP represents a good outcome for all parties.
“Rexel remains focused on continuing its growth in the traditional electrical distribution market and developing its business across a number of specialty areas with a wide range of technical offerings.”