RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (March 22, 2020) – Emerson (NYSE: EMR) has signed a strategic agreement to serve as a preferred automation services and technologies provider with Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) to help the petrochemical manufacturer successfully adopt digital transformation programs and optimize operations.
The strategic alliance supports the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 by focusing on localization, strategic partnerships and knowledge transfer, as well as leveraging the strategic and operational capabilities of the organizations involved to achieve operational excellence. This alliance targets value creation through improved safety and reliability, as well as the creation of new business and revenue opportunities.
“As SABIC is continuously racing to enhance and move operations toward excellence, I’m happy and proud to establish such a strategic partnership with Emerson, which will definitely be a big part in this transformation journey,” said Abdullah Al-Garni, SABIC GPS general manager.
Emerson will leverage its Project Certainty and Operational Certainty programs, comprehensive Plantweb™ digital ecosystem portfolio, software and analytics, and other automation technologies and services ranging from control systems, measurement instrumentation and its final control portfolio to aid SABIC in achieving Top Quartile performance.
“We are pleased to collaborate and strengthen our relationship with SABIC through this strategic alliance and will continue to build on our constructive cooperation in the Kingdom,” said Vidya Ramnath, president of Emerson’s Automation Solutions business in the Middle East and Africa.