SPOC Automation Acquires KJ Controls in Canada
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SPOC Automation Acquires KJ Controls in Canada

Posted on February 20, 2015 by Drew Franklin

Birmingham, AL, February 20, 2015—SPOC Automation Inc., an Alabama-based oil and gas industry engineering, software, and automation equipment manufacturing firm today announced its completion of acquiring KJ Controls Canada, a Spruce Grove, AB Canada-based company.

KJ Controls was founded in 1999 and has developed an excellent base of variable frequency drive business across Western Canada. KJ Controls grew its customer base by focusing on exceptional customer service and providing best-in-class electrical automation solutions.

The acquisition continues to build on the SPOC’s global footprint strategy to deliver their variable frequency drive products, cloud based SCADA and automation solutions in the artificial lift controls space of the oil and gas industry. It also brings new in-house capability to further develop the company’s integrated solution-based approach to oil field controls and automation solutions.

“The completion of this acquisition allows us to now bring our Canadian customer base additional access to 500+ years of automation and control expertise, expanded inventory, new product developments and world class field service capacities right in the heart of Canada’s oil and gas industry,” said Bobby Mason, President at SPOC Automation, Inc.

The acquisition also expands SPOC Automation’s footprint into the Canadian oil and gas automation and controls market. The SPOC Automation Canada team will continue to service its existing footprint of customers as it has the last 15 years and will now have the expanded capability and financial strength to offer additional expertise, service and additional products to increase production and reduce operating cost of our customers.

“We could not be happier with becoming part of the SPOC Automation team,” said Barry Martel, KJ Controls Canada President. “We have developed a great relationship over the last decade with the SPOC Automation team and it became evident that the company’s cultures aligned. Together we hope to bring better service, products and automation solutions to our customers.”

The financial details of the deal were not disclosed, and the acquisition closed on February 15th.

About SPOC Automation, Inc. 

SPOC Automation builds world-class variable frequency drive (VFD) solutions for the oil and gas industry. SPOC engineers and packages artificial lift controls and automation technology that increases oil and gas production, lowers lifting costs and saves energy. As the leading artificial lift controls manufacturer in North America, SPOC applies decades of automation experience to equipment and processes to make products that help our customers produce more and spend less. To learn more, visit www.spocautomation.com.


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