IT major Accenture has acquired Electro 80, a leading provider of Operational Technology (OT) for resources clients in Australia, including mining, energy, engineering, construction, and utility companies.
This take-over expands Accenture’s local digital OT capabilities, which help asset-intensive companies make manufacturing and production operations safer and more efficient and strengthen its local capabilities for Industry X, allowing clients to digitize manufacturing, operations, and engineering.
This Accenture’s acquisition of Electro 80 comes when Australia’s resources companies are looking to undertake significant transformation following the operational disruption caused by the pandemic.
This Accenture’s acquisition of Electro 80 follows Accenture’s other investments across Australia and New Zealand in the past 18 months, including supply chain and logistics consulting firm GRA, cloud-native solutions provider Olikka, SAP and cloud solutions technology firm Zag, data analytics and supply chain management company Icon Integration, business strategy and econometrics firm AlphaBeta and specialist government consultancy Apis Group.
This acquisition will strengthen Accenture’s Industry X capabilities globally following, industrial robotics and automation service provider Pollux (Brazil), operations consultancy Myrtle (US), and technology consultancy SALT Solutions (Germany).
Tara Brady, market unit lead for Accenture in Australia and New Zealand, said, “Resources and asset-intensive companies are looking for ways to deliver more sustainably, Digital and automation technologies will be fundamental in delivering these outcomes, and we are delighted to have Electro 80 on board.”
Sergej Divkovi, Electro 80’s MD, said, “Combining our team’s deep digital and OT expertise with Accenture’s end-to-end capabilities presents immense opportunities for our employees and clients.”
About Electro 80 –
Electro 80 is founded in 1987 and headquartered in Perth, with offices in Brisbane and Melbourne. It provides automation, electrical, instrumentation, safety, networking, industrial IT services, and turnkey solutions encompassing the design and support of equipment, installation, and commissioning to operations support and client training. Electro 80 brings more than 100 employees with longstanding OT experience to Accenture.
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