Accenture to Acquire Pollux—The Industrial Robotics and Automation Solutions Provider

businesswire | March 01, 2021

Accenture to Acquire Pollux—The Industrial Robotics and Automation Solutions Provider
Accenture has plans to acquire Pollux. Pollux is a provider of industrial robotics and automation solutions. It is headquartered in Joinville, Brazil. The acquisition will help Accenture to expand and advance its capabilities for clients in consumer goods, pharmaceutical and automotive industries. It will be doing this in order to make their factories, plants, and supply chains more productive, safe, and sustainable in the long run. Also, the aim is to strengthen operations, digital manufacturing, and supply chain capabilities. Some of the recent acquisitions include technology consultancy SALT Solutions (Germany), Silveo (France), industrial operations consulting firm Myrtle (US), Callisto Integration (Canada), PLM Systems (Italy), and Enterprise System Partners (Ireland).

This instance is the first acquisition of Accenture in the field of an industrial robotics solutions provider. Through this acquisition, Accenture will encompass Pollux’s operations in Ecuador, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Pollux’s more than 290 professionals will join Accenture’s Industry X group. The group embeds intelligence that understands how clients run factories and plants, as well as design and engineer connected products and services.

Nigel Stacey, global lead for Accenture Industry X, mentions that automation and human + machine collaboration are digitally transforming manufacturing and supply chain operations. These activities will be more flexible, sustainable, resilient, and safe. These activities are set up to meet ever-changing customer demands in better ways. These benefits in practice involve a proper integration of information technology and operations technology. And this is what Pollux will allow Accenture to offer manufacturing clients.

Further to this, Renato Improta, Latin America lead for Accenture Industry X also added saying that Pollux’s expertise and experience in robotics and automation solutions will complement industry consulting skills in industrial IT and applied intelligence capabilities. This combination will enable delivering real-time supply chain and operations orchestration along with flexible manufacturing functions to clients.

In Brazil, Accenture newly purchased information security firm Real Protect and cloud specialist Organize Cloud Labs as well.

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