Accenture has acquired Electro 80, a provider of operational technology (OT) for resources clients in Australia, including mining, energy, engineering, construction and utilities companies.
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.
Electro 80 is headquartered in Perth, with offices in Brisbane and Melbourne. Electro 80 has more than 100 employees. It provides automation, electrical, instrumentation, safety, networking and industrial IT services, as well as turnkey solutions.
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).