Emerson announced a five-year agreement with paint manufacturer Jotun to automate and digitalize its global manufacturing facilities. The deal will enable Jotun to implement Emerson’s digital technologies to enhance all aspects of manufacturing automation in new factories and for selected upgrades in some of its 39 existing factories.

Through its agreement with Emerson, Jotun will increase process automation and create a standardized digital technology solution for new factory projects, which will help the company achieve increased throughput, uptime and product quality while reducing operating costs.

The agreement also enables Emerson to deliver a range of automation solutions to improve Jotun’s manufacturing operations. These could include advanced sensor technologies, data management and analytics platforms, software applications, predictive maintenance and remote monitoring techniques, and asset management tools.