Hewitt Associates Signs Rockwell Automation to a 15-Year HR Services Contract

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 13, 2005–Hewitt Associates (NYSE:HEW), a global human resources services firm, announced today it has signed a 15-year contract with Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) to provide HR business process outsourcing (BPO) services. Rockwell Automation provides industrial automation power, control and information solutions to global 500 corporations.


Under the agreement, Hewitt will provide workforce administration, payroll, health and welfare and defined benefit services to Rockwell Automation’s 15,000 U.S. employees.

Rockwell Automation is transferring these services from its former third party provider to Hewitt to take advantage of its deep HR domain expertise, as well as its scalability in its Midwest based service center.

“This agreement will bring Rockwell Automation state-of-the-art technology, world-class HR operating efficiencies, and enhanced services for our U.S.-based workforce,” said Mary Jane Hall, SVP human resources for Rockwell Automation.

“In many ways, Hewitt and Rockwell Automation are very similar,” said Bryan Doyle, HR outsourcing business leader for Hewitt Associates. “We are companies with rich histories, grounded in experience, innovation and customer service. We look forward to partnering with Rockwell Automation to serve their HR needs.”

About Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) is a leading global provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that help customers meet their manufacturing productivity objectives. The company brings together leading brands in industrial automation for Complete Automation(R) solutions, including Allen-Bradley(R) controls and services, Dodge(R) mechanical power transmission products, Reliance(R) motors and drives, and Rockwell Software(R) factory management software. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., USA, the company employs about 20,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

About Hewitt Associates

With more than 60 years of experience, Hewitt Associates (NYSE:HEW) is the world’s foremost provider of human resources outsourcing and consulting services. The firm consults with more than 2,300 companies and administers human resources, health care, payroll and retirement programs on behalf of more than 300 companies to million of employees and retirees worldwide. Located in 35 countries, Hewitt employs approximately 19,000 associates. For more information, please visit www.hewitt.com.

Posted January 22, 2005 in Enabling Technology

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