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Accenture Acquires Electro 80 to Expand Digital OT Capabilities
Tuesday 04 May 2021

Ireland-based professional services company Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has acquired Australia-based operational technology provider Electro 80, to expand digital OT capabilities, the company said.

Terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.

The acquisition expands Accenture's local digital OT capabilities, which help asset-intensive companies make manufacturing and production operations safer and more efficient.

The acquisition also strengthens Accenture's local capabilities for Industry X, which helps clients digitise their manufacturing, operations and engineering.

The acquisition comes at a time when Australia's resources industries are looking to undertake significant transformation following the operational disruption caused by the pandemic.

Accenture's acquisition of Electro 80 follows other investments across Australia and New Zealand in the past 18 months, including supply chain and logistics consulting firm GRA, cloud-native solutions provider Olikka, SAP and cloud solutions technology firm Zag, data analytics and supply chain management company Icon Integration, business strategy and econometrics firm AlphaBeta and specialist government consultancy Apis Group.

Electro 80 is also the latest acquisition Accenture has made to strengthen its Industry X capabilities globally, following, for example, industrial robotics and automation service provider Pollux (Brazil), operations consultancy Myrtle (US) and technology consultancy SALT Solutions (Germany).

Accenture is a global professional services company with capabilities in digital, cloud and security.

Electro 80 provides automation, electrical, instrumentation, safety, networking and industrial IT services, as well as turnkey solutions encompassing the design and support of equipment, installation and commissioning, through to operations support and client training.
Date Published: 04/05/2021