Cognizant has agreed to acquire TQS Integration, an industrial data and intelligence company based in Lismore, Ireland.
TQS delivers manufacturing data intelligence, technology consulting and digital systems integration to help manufacturers accelerate their digital transformations. Founded in 1998, TQS services clients in the life sciences, food and beverage, and energy and renewables industries.
TQS’s data intelligence capabilities use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to collect, contextualize and analyze manufacturing data. This allows manufacturers to make smarter decisions and improve operating costs, speed of implementation, and product quality and yield.
“TQS enhances Cognizant’s smart factory capabilities, helping clients realize information and operational technology convergence and drive digital transformation in their manufacturing operations,” Srinivas Shankar, senior vice president and global markets lead, Life Sciences, Cognizant, said.
TQS helps nine of the top 10 global life sciences companies enable smart manufacturing. Cognizant previously strengthened its life sciences manufacturing capabilities with the 2019 acquisition of Zenith Technologies.
TQS is Cognizant’s fifth acquisition in 2021. Since 2019, Cognizant has accelerated growth in the areas of Internet of Things, data and analytics with acquisitions, including Zenith Technologies, Bright Wolf, and ESG Mobility.