By Gary Lloyd
TRUSSVILLE — SPOC Automation Inc., a Trussville-based oil and gas industry engineering, software, and automation equipment manufacturing firm, announced Friday its completion of acquiring KJ Controls Canada, a Spruce Grove, AB Canada-based company.
KJ Controls was founded in 1999 and has developed a base of variable frequency drive business across western Canada.
The acquisition continues to build on SPOC’s global footprint strategy to deliver their variable frequency drive products, cloud-based SCADA and automation solutions in the artificial lift controls space of the oil and gas industry. It also brings new in-house capability to further develop the company’s integrated solution-based approach to oil field controls and automation solutions.
“The completion of this acquisition allows us to now bring our Canadian customer base additional access to 500+ years of automation and control expertise, expanded inventory, new product developments and world class field service capacities right in the heart of Canada’s oil and gas industry,” said SPOC Automation, Inc. President Bobby Mason.
The acquisition also expands SPOC Automation’s footprint into the Canadian oil and gas automation and controls market. The SPOC Automation Canada team will continue to service its existing footprint of customers as it has the last 15 years.
“We could not be happier with becoming part of the SPOC Automation team,” said KJ Controls Canada President Barry Martel. “We have developed a great relationship over the last decade with the SPOC Automation team and it became evident that the company’s cultures aligned. Together we hope to bring better service, products and automation solutions to our customers.”
The financial details of the deal weren’t disclosed, and the acquisition closed Feb. 15.
SPOC Automation builds variable frequency drive solutions for the oil and gas industry.
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