Accenture acquires Callisto Integration to boost digital manufacturing capabilities

By Jack Grimshaw
Callisto Integration, a digital manufacturing business providing services to industries ranging from food and beverage to chemicals and utilities, has b...

Callisto Integration, a digital manufacturing business providing services to industries ranging from food and beverage to chemicals and utilities, has been acquired by Accenture.

Accenture has made the acquisition as it looks to expand its capabilities in North America, ensuring the production of orders is on time, increasing its yield and enhancing the quality of its products. More technology and manufacturing expertise will be added to the Accenture Industry X.0 industry unit as a result of the acquisition.

Callisto’s main expertise include the design and implementation of manufacturing execution systems, industrial internet of things systems, and shop-floor control systems. MeasureTek, a subsidiary of Callisto Integration, is also included in the acquisition. This business utilises IoT technology to deliver precision farming services like dynamic field monitoring and irrigation information.

Castillo’s technology ensures that workers, equipment and materials are always ready for use when they are required. The solutions also provide real-time data, which helps companies address quality issues in their production lines, and also gives the ability to predict potential failures within machinery.

This is the third digital manufacturing acquisition Accenture has made in recent times, with two previous purchases in 2019. The company acquired Silveo, in France, and Enterprise System Partners, in Ireland, both last year.

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The Industry X.0 branch of Accenture, which all of Callisto’s existing employees will be joining, works with digital technologies such as AI, IoT, and data analytics to improve the production lines of companies around the world. 

Jimmy Etheredge, CEO, North America at Accenture said: “Our clients, who include the leaders in virtually every industry, are under tremendous pressure to harness the power of disruption for competitive advantage. Our acquisition of Callisto shows how we continue to scale our digital manufacturing capabilities to help our clients innovate and succeed in an environment of accelerating digitization.”

Castillo’s chief innovation officer, Mike Grasley, said: “Becoming part of Accenture Industry X.0 and Accenture’s global organization is an incredible opportunity. It allows us to bring our digital manufacturing solutions to more clients at a scale that hasn’t been possible before and presents new opportunities to our people.”

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