Emerson ("the Company") was incorporated in Missouri in 1890, and has evolved through internal growth and strategic acquisitions and divestitures from a regional manufacturer of electric motors and fans into a global leader that brings technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in a wide range of industrial, commercial and consumer markets around the world. Sales by geographic destination in 2019 were: the Americas, 55 percent; Europe, 17 percent; and Asia, Middle East & Africa, 28 percent.
In connection with the strategic portfolio repositioning actions discussed below, the Company's businesses and organization were realigned. In fiscal 2017, the Company began reporting three segments: Automation Solutions; and Climate Technologies and Tools & Home Products, which together comprise the Commercial & Residential Solutions business. A summary of the Company's businesses is described below.
-Automation Solutions - enables process, hybrid and discrete manufacturers to maximize production, protect personnel and the environment, and optimize their energy efficiency and operating costs through a broad offering of products and integrated solutions, including measurement and analytical instrumentation, industrial valves and equipment, and process control software and systems.