ATS acquires conveyor systems manufacturer NCC Automated Systems
September 2, 2021 | By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Automation Tooling Systems Inc. (ATS), an automation solutions provider, has acquired NCC Automated Systems Inc., a provider of engineered-to-order sanitary automation solutions and stand-alone precision conveyance equipment. ATS is acquiring NCC for US$40 million (~C$50 million).
“The acquisition of NCC expands our portfolio of precision conveyor technologies through the addition of adjacent and complementary products to ATS’ SuperTrak, addressing an important pillar of ATS’ automation products strategy while enhancing our position in the food and beverage end-market,” said Andrew Hider, CEO of ATS. “NCC’s strong design software toolkit also allows us to play a more holistic role in supporting the needs of our customers from the design phase through to implementation by bridging the connection between the design engineer and manufacturing operator.”
NCC provides automation solutions under the NCC and Nutra-Pack brands and manufactures high precision pallet handling and sanitary conveyance products under the Glide-Line and SideDrive brands. The company will continue to be led by its president, Kevin Mauger.
“It was evident from our early conversations with ATS’ management team that our two companies share strong alignment when it comes to our culture, business plans, vision and purpose,” said Kevin Mauger, president of NCC. “By being part of the ATS family, we are better able to execute on our plans and drive strong growth across our business units.”