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ATS Automation acquires process engineering consulting firm BLSG

Germany-based BLSG will join ATS' process automation solutions business.

August 6, 2021  by CM Staff

In a move designed to strengthen its consulting capabilities in process engineering, ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc., headquartered in Cambridge, Ont., has acquired BLSG AG, a Munich, Germany-based consulting company.

The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

BLSG will join ATS’ process automation solutions (PA) business, which is an independent provider of complete automation solutions for process and manufacturing industries.

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

With 12 employees, 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.


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