Tetra Pak has announced the acquisition of the assets of Genius Automação de Sistemas Ltda, a São Paulo, Brazil-based specialist in industrial control systems.
The acquisition will strengthen resources and competences in automation for Tetra Pak's processing and packaging solutions, particularly in the area of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), control systems which manage and monitor work-in-process on a factory floor.
"Genius implements high performance and scalable systems that improve industrial performance using state-of-the-art software technologies," said Tim High, executive vice president, Tetra Pak Processing Systems. "Their automation competence combined with our own automation expertise will enable us to offer our customers the highest standard in manufacturing performance, operational efficiency and food quality and safety."
The acquisition is part of Tetra Pak's strategy to develop highly integrated and automated processing and packaging production lines. Genius' automation competence will contribute to future development and offerings of Tetra PlantMaster, Tetra Pak's factory control, supervision and operation software.
According to the terms of the agreement, 41 employees will be transferred to a new automation unit focusing on Manufacturing Execution Systems, to be based in São Paulo. The unit will serve customers in Latin America and around the world.
Source: Tetra Pak
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