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HONEYWELL ACQUIRES SACDA, A LEADER IN PROCESS SIMULATION

 HONEYWELL ACQUIRES SACDA, A LEADER IN PROCESS SIMULATION
 MINNEAPOLIS, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today


announced that it has purchased SACDA, a leading industrial process simulation company based in London, Ontario, Canada.
 SACDA is an acronym for Systems Analysis, Control and Design Activity. The private corporation provides computer simulation software systems for customers in process industries. These systems are used to train operators, engineers and maintenance personnel by mathematically simulating conditions that could occur in the control of industrial processes. SACDA also provides modeling software used in the design of industrial processes.
 "Our customers have been telling us that they have an increasing need to integrate high-fidelity models to ensure incident-free operations. Consequently, we must offer them world-class simulation capability," said Ed Hurd, president of Honeywell Industrial Automation and Control. "SACDA is a leader in its field and has developed a solid reputation for quality products. By acquiring SACDA, Honeywell enhances its ability to serve the marketplace and gains immediate capability and credibility in this strategically important area."
 SACDA President C.F. Shewchuk said the new relationship with Honeywell will be a mutually beneficial one. "Our long-term objectives and goals are compatible, and we believe that together we will be able to provide customers with an integrated approach to their process control requirements that is unique in the industry.
 "As part of Honeywell, we will expand our markets and develop new products that will benefit our customers and allow us to grow," said Shewchuk. "We believe that Honeywell will help us to achieve those goals and make us an even stronger, more prosperous company."
 SACDA was formed in 1973 at the University of Western Ontario. Its mandate was to provide innovative research and new computer software programs for industry. By 1985, SACDA had become a self-supporting private corporation, with the university as its largest shareholder.
 SACDA has about 80 employees. Most have advanced degrees in chemical engineering, applied mathematics or computer science. Nearly 60 employees are located in the company's London headquarters. The remaining employees are in field offices in Houston, Atlanta, Montreal and Vancouver, British Columbia.
 SACDA has long been a leading supplier of operator training simulators to the pulp-and-paper market, but in recent years has expanded its scope to include the oil and gas, petrochemical, chemical, mineralogical and food-processing industries. These also are among Honeywell Industrial Automation and Control's key markets.
 SACDA's products include TRAINER, a dynamic operator training simulator; TESTBED, for testing the controlling functions and strategies of distributed control systems; and OPTIMIZER, which performs on-line optimization, instrument validation and predictions of operating states for operating and supervisory personnel.
 Other products include systems for design and analysis of processes and their controls, including MASSBAL and DESIGNER.
 Honeywell is a global controls company that provides products, systems and services for homes and buildings, industry, and aviation and space. The company employs 58,000 people worldwide and had 1991 sales of $6.2 billion.
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