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ATS Automation acquires German process engineering company


ATS Automation Tooling Systems has acquired BLSG AG, a consulting company that specializes in process engineering and operational excellence.

The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

BLSG, which is based in Munich, Germany and employs 12 consultants, will join ATS’ Process Automation Solutions (PA) business, an independent provider of complete automation solutions for process and manufacturing industries.

“Adding BLSG’s uniquely talented and experienced team expands PA’s ability to holistically serve our customers from problem identification to solution implementation,” says Dr. Christian Debus, PA president.

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“By combining PA’s automation and implementation know-how with BLSG’s consulting expertise, we see an opportunity to enhance our overall value proposition to customers, particularly in the area of digital offerings.”

BLSG specializes in discrete processes and serves customers in automotive, logistics, medical device and food and beverage sectors.

It offers a full spectrum of advisory services including operational excellence, site and factory planning, supply-chain management and logistics planning, project and change management, and digitalization and Industry 4.0.

ATS Automation is headquartered in Cambridge, Ont.