In a move to advance its digital manufacturing, operations, and supply chain capabilities, Irish consulting firm Accenture announced its decision to acquire Pollux. Pollux is a Brazil-based industrial automation company that provides industrial robotics and automation solutions. The deal will enhance Accenture’s capacity for clients in consumer goods, pharmaceutical, and automotive industries seeking to improve productivity, safety, and sustainability at their factories, plants, and supply chains.
The acquisition terms are yet to be disclosed. This deal comes after Accenture acquired information security firm Real Protect in January this year and cloud specialist Organize Cloud Labs in August last year.
Pollux is a highly innovative company that designs, manufactures, and deploys fully functional assembly lines of robots and other hardware. It also creates the software that controls them. The company develops solutions for visual analytics inspection, autonomous mobile robots, and service robots for warehouses and shop floors. It optimizes the processes of manufacturing and logistics.
Pollux’s projects have been implemented in over 1,000 organizations in the manufacturing sector. Though it primarily has Brazilian clients, several pharma-giants and car manufacturers employ Pollux’s technology in their Brazilian operations.
Through Accenture’s recent acquisition, over 290 professionals of Pollux stationed across the company’s various operations in Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Canada, and the US will join Accenture’s Industry X Group. The Industry X Group is focused on the manufacturing sector and design and engineering-related products and services.
Pollux’s Chief Executive Officer and Founder José Rizzo Hahn Filho said, ” As part of Accenture Industry X, we can offer existing and new clients a complete transformation of manufacturing and logistics processes. Combining IT innovations with industrial automation can enable powerful new business models, in which, for example, a consumer’s purchase at home immediately triggers a robot’s next move in a factory on the other side of the planet.”
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