Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is to acquire Salt Solutions AG, a Würzburg, Germany-based technology consultancy.
The amount of the deal – whose completion is subject to customary closing conditions – was not disclosed.
Led by Maximilian Brandl, CEO, Salt implements and maintains IT systems for production, operations and logistics at leading German automotive, manufacturing, consumer goods and chemicals companies.
The company is a certified SAP Gold Partner and has additional offices in Berlin, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Munich and Stuttgart.
The acquisition will help Accenture build cloud-based industrial internet of things (IoT) platforms that speed up and optimize clients’ production and logistics and enable them to reduce quality and waste issues along the entire supply chain.
Salt Solutions will join Accenture Industry X, which helps clients improve how they operate factories and plants. SALT Solutions brings a team of more than 500 highly skilled professionals with deep expertise in manufacturing and supply chains systems including, but not limited to, SAP manufacturing software.
SALT Solutions will be bolster Accenture’s digital manufacturing and operations capabilities, which Accenture has been growing through acquisitions in different markets. These include PLM Systems in Italy, Callisto Integration in Canada, Silveo in France and Enterprise System Partners in Ireland. It will also follow other acquisitions Accenture has made to strengthen Industry X in Germany, which include embedded software company ESR Labs, technology consultancy Zielpuls and strategic design consultancy designaffairs.