Emerson recently announced a framework agreement with paint manufacturer Jotun to automate and digitalize its global manufacturing facilities.
The five-year agreement will enable Jotun, headquartered in Sandefjord, Norway, to implement Emerson’s digital technologies to enhance all aspects of manufacturing automation in new factories and for selected upgrades in some of its 39 existing factories around the world.
Jotun manufactures decorative paints and marine, protective, and powder coatings. Through its agreement with Emerson, Jotun will increase process automation and create a standardized digital technology solution for new factory projects, which will help the company achieve increased throughput, uptime, and product quality, while reducing operating costs.
Jotun will initially focus on standardizing on Emerson’s modular, scalable, and easy-to-use DeltaV distributed control system in new factory projects. The intelligent control will ensure consistent, integrated batch processes, minimizing risk to product quality and enhancing productivity.
The agreement also enables Emerson to deliver a wide range of automation solutions to improve Jotun’s manufacturing operations. These could include advanced sensor technologies, data management and analytics platforms, software applications, predictive maintenance and remote monitoring techniques and asset management tools.