FCA Selects Emerson’s RIDGID® Technology for New Minivan’s Built-in Vacuum System

New Chrysler Pacifica Features Innovative Stow ‘n Vac System Powered
by RIDGID

ST. LOUIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technology from Emerson (NYSE: EMR) is helping Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
(FCA) reinvent the minivan to appeal to today’s families with children
by making it easier than ever to clean up the messes they make. An
innovative Stow ‘n Vac integrated vacuum system, powered by RIDGID, is
one of the many new features on the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica.

“One of the most frequent uses of our vacuums is cleaning out vehicle
interiors, which at times can be inconvenient and cumbersome,” said Chad
Severson, president of Emerson Tool Company, a business of Emerson.
“With the new Stow ‘n Vac, powered by RIDGID, we’ve made cleanup inside
a vehicle a whole lot easier and more accessible. We are very proud our
technology was selected by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for inclusion in
the new Chrysler Pacifica minivan.”

Emerson engineers, working in collaboration with FCA engineers, designed
the Stow ‘n Vac with the needs of family travelers in mind and with
features that can best clean messes from children, pets, drive-through
dinners, trips to the beach, and just plain life on the go.

Features of the Stow ‘n Vac, powered by RIDGID, in the Chrysler Pacifica
include:

  • Optimal convenience – Access at the second row, where messes often
    occur, makes cleaning of spills, crumbs, and litter faster and easier.
    No longer will the user have to dig out a vacuum, drag it to the car,
    and fight cords and hoses to clean up messes.
  • Power – Industry-leading suction, powered by RIDGID, makes cleaning up
    quick and easy with best-in-class performance.
  • Intelligently-designed hose – Expands from storage to reach the entire
    interior of the Pacifica, then retracts back into the trim when done.
  • Fully integrated – A clean and stylish interior console stores the
    hose, accessories, and operational controls.
  • Innovative drum and filter – The patented slide-out debris drum is
    easy to access for removal of collected dirt, pebbles, cereal, snacks,
    and game pieces. A clever filter design provides greater drum
    capacity, reducing the frequency of emptying.

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica can be seen at auto shows and begins arriving
at dealers in spring 2016.

About RIDGID®

RIDGID®, a business unit of Emerson, headquartered in Elyria, Ohio, is a
leading manufacturer of innovative tools and equipment for the
professional trades. The company’s broad offering of more than 300 types
of tools serves the demanding needs of customers in the commercial,
industrial and energy markets in over 140 countries. For more
information, visit RIDGID.com
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About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global
leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide
innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and
consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five
business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network
Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions.
Sales in fiscal 2015 were $22.3 billion. For more information, visit http://www.Emerson.com.

Contacts

For Emerson
Bethany Pirtle, 314-553-5254
Bethany.Pirtle@emerson.com