Cognizant Expands its Smart Manufacturing Offerings by Acquiring TQS Integration
Cognizant | July 21, 2021
Cognizant said today that it has offered to acquire TQS Integration, a privately-held worldwide industrial data, and intelligence firm headquartered in Lismore, Ireland. TQS helps manufacturers accelerate their digital transformations by manufacturing data intelligence, global technology consulting, and digital system integration. TQS, which was founded in 1998, serves clients in the life sciences, food and beverage, energy, and renewables industries.
As manufacturers embrace Industry 4.0 and recognize the power of data, industrial data platforms and services are essential for obtaining a comprehensive view of the value chain and making analytical, data-driven choices to enhance overall operations. TQS's data intelligence capabilities, coupled with Cognizant's core Industry+ and digital competencies, will collect, contextualize, and analyze manufacturing data using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. This enables manufacturers to make more informed decisions, reduce operating costs, increase implementation speed, and enhance service quality and yield.
TQS assists nine of the top 10 global health sciences firms in implementing smart manufacturing. Cognizant, which already strengthened its life sciences manufacturing capabilities with the acquisition of Zenith Technologies in 2019, will combine TQS's expertise with its own to assist clients in transitioning to Industry 4.0 and accelerating the production of life-changing medicines. Cognizant's existing life sciences clients and clients in the broader manufacturing landscape benefit from these service solutions, expertise, and thought leadership.
TQS, an OSIsoft premier partner recently acquired by AVEVA, provides advanced solutions for OSIsoft's Pi System, providing clients with enhanced data visualization and data analysis of time and historical data to make real-time business decisions.
TQS is Cognizant's fifth acquisition for the year 2021. With acquisitions such as Zenith Technologies, Bright Wolf, and ESG Mobility since 2019, Cognizant has accelerated growth in the Internet of Things, data, and analytics. In addition, TQS strengthens Cognizant's presence in Ireland, a global hub for leading life sciences manufacturing experts and an excellent location for providing Industry 4.0 consulting and services to European manufacturing clients.
About TQS Integration
TQS Integration is a global data intelligence company that offers valued customers complete solutions in system architecture and application design, engineering, system integration, project management, commissioning, and 24x7 "follow the sun" support. TQS has been at the forefront of data intelligence for over 20 years, serving a diverse client base in the pharmaceutical, life sciences, food and beverage, energy, and renewables sectors. We are the go-to partner for data collection, contextualization, visualization, analytics, and managed services in the world's top companies, assisting them to become Industry 4.0 leaders.
Cognizant is a global leader in professional services, transforming clients' business, operating, and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach assists clients in envisioning, building, and running more innovative and efficient businesses. Cognizant, headquartered in the United States, is ranked 185 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the world's most admired companies.