ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. (ATS), an automation solutions provider, has acquired HSG Engineering, an Italian-based industrial automation system integrator primarily serving the pharmaceutical sector. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
HSG joins ATS' Process Automation Solutions (PA) business. HSG's software offerings complement PA's fast-growing digital portfolio.
"At PA, we are closing the gap between IT and operational technology in production," said Dr. Christian Debus, president of PA. "Integration is in our DNA. With our combined expertise in automation, digitalization, data analytics and AI, we are the partner of choice for global industrial companies looking to make the best use of their data to drive operational performance."
HSG will continue to be led by its founder and CEO Tiziano Rossi.
"Being part of PA will help us accelerate growth and successfully take on larger projects. Through our working relationship we have developed a strong appreciation of PA's offerings and solid conviction that our combined solutions will drive incremental value for our customers," Rossi said.
Founded in 2003, HSG is headquartered in Pistoia, Italy, and has 50 employees. As a system integrator for advanced automation solutions, HSG is focuses on the pharmaceutical sector with presence in other sectors including food, paper and industrial handling.