The Brazilian firm’s solutions are used for streamlining manufacturing and logistics processes
Accenture has signed a deal to acquire Brazilian industrial robotics and automation solutions provider Pollux for an undisclosed price.
The company said that the transaction will help it grow capabilities for clients across consumer goods, automotive, and pharmaceutical industries in making their factories, plants, and supply chains safer, productive, and sustainable.
Pollux will come under Accenture’s Industry X group. Industry X is engaged in embedding intelligence in how clients operate factories and plants, and also in designing and engineering connected products.
The Brazilian firm’s solutions are used for streamlining processes associated with manufacturing and logistics.
It is engaged in the design, engineering, and deployment of fully functional assembly lines. These include robots and other hardware along with the controlling software.
Apart from that, Pollux caters to shopfloors and warehouses with visual analytics inspection solutions, robots, and autonomous mobile robots.
Accenture Industry X Latin America lead Renato Improta said: “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.”
Established in 1996, the company is claimed to have worked on over 1,000 projects for manufacturing firms, mainly in Brazil.
The company is claimed to provide technology solutions to some of the major pharmaceutical and food firms for their Brazilian operations.
Pollux CEO and founder José Rizzo Hahn Filho said: “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.”
The closing of the deal is subject to the fulfilment of customary closing conditions.
Last month, Accenture acquired Edenhouse, a UK-based IT service management company that provides SAP consultancy services.