Honeywell buys Matrikon?..!

Honeywell has agreed to pay some $142m USD, or approximately $145m CAD, for Edmonton Canada based Matrikon, best known to the wide automation community as, by its own assessment, the world’s largest supplier of OPC connectivity products. But what does this mean for the future supply of OPC systems? Is it a bonus for Kepware and their market position in supplying OPC systems to the other major process automation system suppliers? Will Honeywell take the opportunity to replace their own OPC systems with the Matrikon product? Read the full analysis from Andrew Bond in the June issue of the Industrial Automation Insider newsletter, alongside a report from Nick Denbow on the ABB Automation and Power World meeting this week in Houston, where over 4000 delegates were educated fully across the whole ABB range of products and services. For subscription information on the Industrial Automation Insider monthly newsletter see