In its second Brazilian deal this year, Accenture acquires Pollux

01 March 2021 2 min. read

In its fifth deal of 2021, and its second in Latin America, global consulting and technology giant Accenture has snapped up Pollux, a Brazil-headquartered provider of industrial robotics and automation solutions. 

Founded in 1996, Pollux provides solutions to optimize manufacturing and logistics processes for shopfloors and warehouses. The company designs, engineers and deploys fully functional assembly lines that include robots and other hardware, plus the software that controls them. Alongside designing and implementing its solutions, the firm also provides maintenance & repair services. 

According to its own website, “many of the world’s largest pharmaceutical and food companies use technology solutions from Pollux in their Brazil operations.” Since inception, its track record has grown to over 1,000 implementation projects for manufacturing companies, primarily in Brazil.

In its second Brazilian deal this year, Accenture acquires Pollux

“Pollux’s expertise and experience in robotics and automation solutions will complement our industry consulting skills and industrial IT and applied intelligence capabilities. This combination will enable us to deliver real-time supply chain and operations orchestration with flexible manufacturing functions to our clients,” said Renato Improta, Latin America lead for Accenture Industry X.

Accenture Industry X is Accenture’s division for manufacturing automation services and solutions. The global giant has been rapidly expanding its capabilities in this field over the past year, including through a buy-and-build campaign. Pollux is the first such deal in Latin America, and adds a team of over 290 professionals to the firm’s offices in Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Canada and the US. 

Global acquisitions closed by Accenture Industry X include that of Myrtle (US), SALT Solutions (Germany), PLM Systems (Italy), Callisto Integration (Canada), Silveo (France) and Enterprise System Partners (Ireland). 

For Accenture in Brazil, the deal comes within two months of the bolt-on of cybersecurity consultancy Real Protect.

José Rizzo Hahn Filho, the CEO and founder of Pollux said: “As part of Accenture Industry X, we can offer existing and new clients complete transformation of manufacturing and logistics processes.”