Who owns who in the Control Industry?
I was just curious if anyone knew who owned who in the controls industry? I have heard that honeywell owns/ bought alerton, tridium, novar, etc.
T.A.C. owns barber coleman, invensys, andover
JCI has there company but I was told that there products are built by someone else. (Ditech or something like that )
Some of these could be wrong I was just wondering if there is just a few manufactures and everyone else just puts there name on the units.
I own part of Trane. Who cares about the rest.
The lonworks line of JCI products is Distech controllers with JCI tag on it. The certainly saved a lot on R&D by going that way...
And Honeywell's new Comfortpoint line is just KMC controllers rebadged with Tridium frontend (also rebadged). Big companies do it all the time.
HONEYWELL owns TRIDIUM so that opens up more of a market for that product , look for it to be like METASYS , small jobs will be by contractors then the big NETWORKING will be by HONEYWELL.
Schnieder Electric owns TAC (was Tour Andersson Controls, now Tour Andover Controls) - who also owns CSI/INET, Andover, Square D, Barber Coleman, Invensys, MicroSign, Satchwell, Pelco, Telemecanique, Merlin Gerin, and others
Here's a link to the history http://www.tac.com/Navigate?node=1314
Ingersoll-Rand owns Trane. http://trane.com/Corporate/IR2007/index.asp
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thanks for the information
Which products are the same?
Originally Posted by syme27
I use both product lines and I can’t say I’ve ran across any similarities.
the LN controllers
Originally Posted by aztra
To answer your question:
Are all Honeywell owned.
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I heard Carrier has owned Automated Logic for more than 2 years now. Not sure on the Siemens/Landis Gyr? relationship.