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Emerson Certifies Control Associates to Deliver Highest Level of Customer Support

August 15, 2018

Allendale, New Jersey – Emerson certified Control Associates today with the status of Emerson Impact Partner representing the company’s highest level of customer support. Control Associates and associated Emerson Impact Partner Network companies will operate as locally-accessible, singular points of contact for leveraging the full breadth of Emerson technology, solutions and expertise.

The 21 North American Emerson Impact Partner companies were awarded this status through a rigorous certification process of their facilities, procedures, engineers and local service professionals, as well as a demonstrated ability to support customer process optimization and performance improvement programs. Each partner was assessed in more than 50 certification paths to verify capabilities and compliance to Emerson standards.

Distinct from traditional manufacturer-to-third-party representative and distributor relationships, Emerson Impact Partners have a tightly integrated culture with Emerson and each other that ensures consistent engineering practices and services across the Network providing customers with the broadest, most responsive support organization in the industry. Combining local support with proven processes and technologies from Emerson ensures the appropriate technical resources, methods and best practices are applied to deliver improved and measurable business results for our customers.

“Our customers appreciate consistent, high value-added services and support across the multi-site operations they run,” said Frank deJong, president North America for Emerson Automation Solutions. “Many of them cite inconsistent local support as an industry-wide problem that leads to variability in project execution and operations. As the impact of digital technologies expand across the enterprise, Emerson and our Emerson Impact Partners are uniquely positioned through a focused, systematic approach to provide the expertise and solutions that drive peer-leading performance.”

Control Associates is the exclusive sales and service channel in the tri-state metropolitan New York, New Jersey and Connecticut region for DeltaV™ control and safety systems, Plantweb™ digital ecosystem solutions, and the complete portfolio of Fisher™, Crosby™, Anderson Greenwood™, KTM™, Keystone™, and Vanessa™ valve and pressure management products and services.

Control Associates is a locally-owned business with a proven reputation for exceptional customer service and application knowledge, the ability to engineer and implement innovative process automation and control solutions, and 24/7 availability to respond to urgent customer needs. The roots of the Emerson relationship can be traced back to 1933 when Control Associates then known as the King & Shepherd Co. became the first Fisher representative in the tri-state metropolitan New York territory. In 1992 Emerson acquired Fisher Controls, and in 2001 Control Associates became an Emerson Local Business Partner. Today, Control Associates is an Emerson Impact Partner and a member of the North American Emerson Impact Network. All Emerson Impact Partners have long-term collaborative relationships with Emerson – some spanning over 100 years – and the communities they serve.

The value of the integrated Emerson Impact Partner Network is clearly demonstrated when specialized expertise is required to locally augment project implementation or operational improvement teams. All members of the Network have direct access to the best available resources for everything from operational performance diagnosis to project engineering to maintenance and repair services. Additionally, each Emerson Impact Partner can seamlessly leverage the vast network of locally managed inventory and readily available OEM parts and products, ensuring fast and efficient order fulfillment.

“Our long-term partnership with Emerson and membership in the Emerson Impact Partner Network uniquely enables Control Associates to access and harness the full power of Emerson technology, industry expertise, and highly skilled resources to design and implement solutions that positively impact customers operations and business results.”

– Terry Spaeth, President of Control Associates


Emerson Impact Partner Network facts:

  • First relationship established in 1913
  • Serving all states and provinces in the United States and Canada
  • 167 Service Centers
  • 19 Educational Service Centers
  • More than 5,000 local personnel and growing
  • 2,300+ sales resources<
  • 1,400+ systems engineering and field service resources

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