Alstom Grid today announced that it is acquiring Brazilian company Reason Tecnologia S.A. - a Florianópolis-based provider of measurement and substation automation network products for transmission and distribution (T&D) customers. The acquisition closes on January 8th, 2014.
With this move, Alstom Grid will reinforce its presence in the Latin American substation automation market and strengthen its digital substation offer worldwide, accelerating the innovation path towards building a fully digital substation.
Reason employs 100 highly-skilled engineers and serves large contractor companies as well as Brazil and Latin America’s main transmission and distribution utilities. Alstom Grid’s worldwide commercial reach and the companies’ combined market leadership will fast track Reason’s expansion across international markets.
“This acquisition is yet another pivotal step in our ongoing journey to market-leading excellence in the substation automation business,” said Hervé Amossé, Vice-President Substation Automation Solutions for Alstom Grid. “It follows on from the recent acquisition of ASAT in Canada – where we have strengthened our expertise in smart grid technologies - and the recent inaugurations of two new digital substation automation centres of excellence, in both India and France.”
Guilherme Bernard, President Reason Tecnologia S.A, said:“We are proud to be recognised for excellence in innovation and quality and we are delighted to pursue new developments within the Alstom Group. Reason looks forward to the synergies in technical expertise which will ultimately provide the most innovative products possible to our customers.”
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