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The history of Invensys
Invensys brand was acquired by Schneider Electric in January of 2014. The Foxboro brand has a history of innovation that continues with our commitment to provide the best products and services to our customers
Invensys is a global technology company with three business segments: Software, Industrial Automation and Energy Controls. Invensys came into being as a result of the merger between BTR and Siebe on 4 February 1999. The name “Invensys” was voted for as the new name of the merged businesses by shareholders on 16 April 1999.
Augustus Siebe (1788-1872) moves to London and sets up an engineering practice. He is joined by his son, Gorman.
Foxboro Company established. The family-owned company manufactured machinery and machine tools, and developed a worldwide reputation for industrial controls.
Eurotherm established. Originally Eurotherm produced electronic temperature controllers, but grew into new business areas that enabled it to offer customers world-class solutions in control, data management and process automation.
SimSci established. Primarily focused on plant-level simulations, SimSci helped to optimize processes for the refining and petrochemical industries.
Primarily focused on providing training simulators for operators, Esscor enabled the power industry to optimize performance and increase productivity.
Triconex established. Triconex is now the world's leading supplier of safety and critical control systems to industries around the world.
Avantis established. Avantis combined extraordinary software products and value-added services to deliver Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solutions, which are now used by more than 700 customers throughout the world.
Wonderware established. Wonderware pioneered the use of Microsoft Windows operating system in HMI automation software for manufacturing.
Siebe acquires Triconex, Eurotherm, Wonderware, SimSci, Avantis and Esscor.