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ATS Automation acquires IT provider for industrial manufacturing analytics


September 19, 2019
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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September 19, 2019 – ATS Automation Tooling Systems has acquired iXLOG Unternehmensberatung GmbH (iXLOG), a Germany-based IT consulting and service provider specializing in business process optimization, business intelligence and analytics, primarily for large and medium-sized industrial manufacturing customers.

The addition of iXLOG is highly complementary to the process automation (PA) solutions business at ATS. iXLOG will play a critical role in expanding PA’s data analytics and business intelligence offerings, and building additional solutions to broaden the PA digitization capabilities that are used to optimize customer manufacturing operations.

“We are excited to announce the addition of iXLOG and its employees to our PA business,” says Andrew Hider, ATS CEO. “iXLOG brings unique capabilities that will complement our digital service offerings and I expect will accelerate the growth of our PA business.”

Established in 1999 and headquartered in Hofheim near Frankfurt, iXLOG generated revenues of approximately €4 million in 2018.

ATS Automation is headquartered in Cambridge, Ontario. The company employs approximately 4,400 people at 23 manufacturing facilities and over 50 offices in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia and China.

The ATS PA business engineers and programs control systems, designs and builds complete automated manufacturing lines, and integrates machines, control systems and software solutions into DCS, MES, SCADA and ERP systems. Through its subsidiary Advanced Applications GmbH, PA offers SAP and digital manufacturing consultancy services.

Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.