Accenture (NYSE: ACN) acquired Callisto Integration, an Oakville, Ontario, Canada-based provider of consulting and technology services. The amount of the deal was not disclosed.
The acquisition, which includes Callisto’s MeasureTek subsidiary, based in Albany, which uses IoT technology to provide precision farming services, such as dynamic field monitoring and irrigation information, expands Accenture’s capabilities to allow clients in North America to ensure the timely production of orders, increase their yield and enhance the quality of their products.
The 160 employees of Callisto join Accenture’s Industry X.0 practice. This part unit 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 provides digital manufacturing services to large companies in the food and beverage, chemicals, utilities and other industries. Among key services there 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 and provide real-time data on the production process. The firm also has two offices in the United States — in Richmond, Virginia and Albany, Oregon — as well as offices in Warwick in the United Kingdom and Rotterdam in the Netherlands.