Emerson has had a steadily growing presence in the Middle East and Africa for nearly two decades and we see strong growth opportunities in the future. Emerson has approximately 1,000 employees and five manufacturing locations in this region. Customers in the Middle East and Africa accounted for $1.3 billion, or 5 percent of Emerson sales in fiscal 2012.
Emerson Process Management has major customers in the oil and gas industry throughout the Middle East and Africa, where our PlantWeb digital plant automation technology is in great demand. Emerson Climate Technologies and Emerson Network Power have also established strong and growing sales in the Middle East and Africa to serve the residential, commercial, and industrial needs of emerging economies of this region.