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Thoughts on Schneider Acquisition of ASCO

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Old 10-28-2018, 10:59:33 PM
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Default Thoughts on Schneider Acquisition of ASCO

Wondering what you gentlemen from the electrical industry think of the fact that Schneider electric has acquired ASCO transfer switches.
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Default Re: Thoughts on Schneider Acquisition of ASCO

When did Schneider acquire ASCO? Being retired from the electrical industry, I'm not up to date on all the changes that happen, and haven't read anything about that in the trade rags that I still subscribe to.

If the acquisition is anything like when Schneider bought Square D several years ago, probably not much will change. The biggest change I saw back then was that a lot of IEC rated control devices were added to the catalog, in addition to their existing NEMA rated line. Historically, Square D was never big into transfer switch products. I saw a couple of switchgear line ups that had transfer switches incorporated in them. It's been several years since I saw them. The transfer switches may have been ASCO or Zenith open style switches that Square D built into their switchgear. Schneider may have purchased ASCO to complement their already extensive product offerings.

In addition to transfer switches, ASCO had other product lines such as lighting contactors, solenoid valves, etc. Did Schneider pick those up as well?
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