Leading consulting services company, Accenture has recently made it to the headlines for revealing its plans to acquire Pollux, a Brazilian company that specializes in industrial robotics and automation solutions.
Speculations have it that the acquisition would potentially expand the former company’s capabilities for consumers in vivid industries including pharmaceutical, consumer goods, and automotive in a bid to make their factories, supply chains, and plants more efficient, productive, and safe.
It has been reported that this transaction stands to be Accenture’s first acquisition of an industrial robotics solutions provider and is anticipated to encompass Pollux’s operations in Ecuador, Brazil, U.S, and Canada.
Pollux’s more than 290 professionals would join Accenture’s Industry X group, which would embed intelligence in how clients run plants and factories, as well as engineer and design connected products and services.
Through this deal, Pollux is expected to leverage the benefit of strengthening its digital manufacturing, supply chain capabilities, and operations.
For the record, Pollux offers solutions to optimize production and logistics processes. It develops and installs fully functional assembly lines which would include robots and other hardware and the software which would control them.
Commenting on the recent acquisition, Renato Improta, Lead for Accenture Industry X (Latin America), cited that Pollux’s experience and expertise in robotics and automation solutions would complement its industry consulting skills and industrial IT and applied intelligence capabilities.
The combination is likely to allow the company to deliver real-time supply chain and operations orchestration with flexible production functions to its clients.
On the other hand, Founder and CEO of Pollux- Jose Rizzo Hahn Filho stated that as part of Accenture Industry X, the company is looking forward to offering its new as well as existing clients with a comprehensive transformation of production and logistics processes.
Besides, merging IT innovations with industrial automation can allow robust new business models to immediately trigger a robot’s next move in the factory even on the other side of the planet.