Accenture buys Eclipse Automation in automation and robotics push

Accenture has agreed to acquire Eclipse Automation, a provider of manufacturing automation and robotics solutions.
Accenture Industry X.0 model
The acquisition will allow Accenture to offer automated production lines that leverage the cloud, data and artificial intelligence (AI), making factories and plants smarter and more productive, sustainable and safe. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Founded in 2001, Eclipse Automation has offices in Canada, the US, Hungary, Germany, Switzerland and Malaysia.

Eclipse Automation, headquartered in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, has approximately 800 professionals and they will join Accenture’s digital engineering and manufacturing service, Industry X.

The acquisition marks the next milestone in Accenture’s expansion of its digital engineering and manufacturing capabilities.

In 2020, Accenture bought Myrtle Consulting (US, Canada), a consultancy for advisory on industrial operations, and Callisto Integration (Canada), a provider of manufacturing execution and shop-floor control systems.

In 2021, Accenture added Pollux (Brazil), which engineers and deploys materials handling and autonomous mobile robots, paving its way into autonomous robotics systems.

Accenture also bought umlaut, an engineering services provider headquartered in Germany, and strengthened its asset management and performance capabilities with Advoco (US) and T.A. Cook (Germany).