May 6, 2020 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Accenture has acquired Callisto Integration, an Ontario-based provider of digital manufacturing services to large companies in the food and beverage, chemicals, utilities and other industries.
Among Callisto’s services are the design and implementation of manufacturing execution systems, industrial internet of things (IoT) systems and shop-floor control systems.
These systems ensure the materials, workers and equipment for each production order are ready when needed. They also provide real-time data on the production process. As a result, companies can better detect and address quality issues and more accurately predict machine failure.
The 160 Callisto employees join Accenture’s Industry X.0 practice. Industry X.0 uses digital technologies – such as the IoT, data analytics and artificial intelligence – to improve how companies design, engineer and manufacture products and services and operate industrial facilities.
“Digital technologies are fundamentally transforming the factory floor,” says Craig McNeil, the managing director at Accenture who leads its Industry X.0 practice in North America, in a statement. “The combination of our Industry X.0 capabilities with Callisto’s digital manufacturing expertise can help our clients make their production processes more efficient and flexible. It can also help them produce higher-quality products and increase the safety and sustainability of their plant operations.”
Callisto is headquartered in Oakville, Ontario. It also has two offices in the United States – in Richmond, Virginia and Albany, Oregon – as well as offices in Warwick in the United Kingdom and Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
Callisto Integration is the third digital manufacturing advisory and services provider that Accenture has acquired recently, following Silveo in France and Enterprise System Partners in Ireland in 2019.
Other recent acquisitions Accenture has made to strengthen its Industry X.0 business include German embedded software company ESR Labs, Dutch product design and innovation agency VanBerlo, U.S. product innovation and engineering company Nytec, U.K. innovation firm Happen, and German technology consultancy Zielpuls.
Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.