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Accenture Acquires Robotics Company, Pollux

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Accenture, the global professional IT services company, has acquired Pollux, a provider of industrial robotics and automation solutions, to expand the company’s capabilities in various areas in the segment. This is the company’s first acquisition associated with an industrial robotics solutions provider which comprises the operations of Pollux in Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Canada and the United States.

The main objectives of this acquisition amounts to the expansion of the company’s capabilities for its clients in consumer goods, pharmaceutical and automotive industries seeking to make their factories, plants and supply chains more productive, safe and sustainable.

The acquisition will also help the company to bolster its digital manufacturing, operations and supply chain capabilities.

“As part of Accenture Industry X, we can offer existing and new clients 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”, commented José Rizzo Hahn Filho, CEO and founder of Pollux.

“Automation and human + machine collaboration are digitally transforming manufacturing and supply chain operations to be more flexible, resilient, sustainable and safe, and to better meet ever-changing customer demands. Tangibly seeing these benefits in practice requires a true integration of information technology and operations technology, which is what Pollux will allow us to offer our manufacturing clients”, said Nigel Stacey, Global Head, Accenture Industry X.

“Pollux’s expertise and experience in robotics and automation solutions will complement our industry consulting skills and industrial IT and applied intelligence capabilities. This combination will enable us to deliver real-time supply chain and operations orchestration with flexible manufacturing functions to our clients”, said Renato Improta, Latin America Head, Accenture Industry X.

“As part of Accenture Industry X, we can offer existing and new clients 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”, commented José Rizzo Hahn Filho, CEO and founder of Pollux.

Prior to the latest acquisition, the company had acquired Core Compete to provide a wide base of customers in the United States and UK, with a particular focus on the supply chain, banking and financial services. Its other acquisitions include industrial operations consulting firm Myrtle (US), technology consultancy SALT Solutions (Germany), PLM Systems (Italy), Callisto Integration (Canada), Silveo (France) and Enterprise System Partners (Ireland).

In addition, the company had earlier signed an agreement with Microsoft to improve its groundbreaking, scalable hosted cloud environment that serves its 12.4 million members, the U.S. health giant Kaiser Permanente.

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