Emerson has had a long-time R&D, manufacturing and sales presence in western Europe, and a growing presence in eastern Europe and Russia. We employ approximately 25,000 people and have 65 manufacturing locations across this region. Customers in this region accounted for $4.9 billion in sales, or 20 percent, in fiscal 2012. We serve our Europe-based customers from in-country offices maintained by our business units.
Eastern Europe and Russia offer particularly good growth potential for Emerson. Our company has been an active investor in this region, where we have established advanced engineering design facilities and a number of manufacturing sites. Emerson also has established strong relationships with major customers in Poland, Hungary, Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and other countries in this region.