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Accenture acquires Callisto Integration, extends digital manufacturing expertise

Callisto Integration is the third digital manufacturing advisory and services provider that Accenture has acquired

May 5, 2020  by CM Staff

Digital manufacturing services provider Callisto Integration is now part of Accenture Industry X.0. PHOTO: Accenture

NEW YORK and TORONTO – On May 5, Accenture , a professional services firm based in Ireland, acquired Callisto Integration, a southern Ontario-based provider of digital manufacturing services to large companies in the food and beverage, chemicals, utilities and other industries.

Among Callisto’s key 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.

The 160 Callisto employees join Accenture’s Industry X.0 practice. This part of Accenture 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.

Callisto is headquartered in Oakville, Ont. It also has two offices in the U.S., as well as offices in Warwick in the United Kingdom and Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

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The acquisition includes Callisto’s MeasureTek subsidiary, based in Albany, New York, which uses IoT technology to provide precision farming services, such as dynamic field monitoring and irrigation information.

“Our clients, who include the leaders in virtually every industry, are under tremendous pressure to harness the power of disruption for competitive advantage,” said Jimmy Etheredge, CEO, North America at Accenture, in a prepared statement. “Our acquisition of Callisto shows how we continue to scale our digital manufacturing capabilities to help our clients innovate and succeed in an environment of accelerating digitization.”

“Becoming part of Accenture Industry X.0 and Accenture’s global organization is an incredible opportunity,” added Mike Grasley, Callisto Integration’s chief innovation officer. “It allows us to bring our digital manufacturing solutions to more clients at a scale that hasn’t been possible before and presents new opportunities to our people.”

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.


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