Emerson (NYSE: EMR) is a large multinational corporation headquartered in Ferguson, Missouri, (USA). It is included in the list of 500 largest companies in the world (according to the magazine Fortune 500).
The company combines technology and engineering in many industries and offers technological solutions for industrial, commercial and consumer markets.
The company includes 235 manufacturing companies, of which about 155 are outside the United States.
Emerson was founded in 1890 in St. Louis, Missouri (USA) as Emerson Electric Manufacturing Co, named after the first president of the company, John Wesley Emerson, who financed the production of electric motors and fans using a patent owned by the brothers of Scottish descent Carl and Alexander Meston.