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Recent Acquisitions

We are pursuing growth both organically and through acquisition. Our recent acquisitions bring important capabilities, technologies, customer relationships, and market expertise.

 M+W Process Automation

Acquired on August 29, 2014.

Founded in 1986, M+W Process Automation (PA) is a leading independent supplier of automation solutions for the chemical, pharmaceutical, automotive and other industries. It has built a presence in 16 countries with a network of 51 offices with expertise in system engineering, integration, lifecycle management, process control and manufacturing execution systems, as well as main automation contractor (“MAC”).

By combining the flexibility of a medium-sized company with the capabilities of a large enterprise, PA meets the needs of both large projects and small automation tasks.

For more information please visit: Process Automation Solutions.

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Established 120 years ago, IWK is a leader in technology driven high-performance tube filling and cartoning machinery for the pharmaceutical and personal care industries.  The acquisition of IWK in October 2013, aligns with ATS’ strategy of scaling its leading position in the global automation market and enhances growth opportunities, particularly in strategic customer segments and with technology leadership.  

IWK brings new relationships with key pharmaceutical and personal care customers and adds core capability on primary packaging (tube fillers) and secondary packaging (cartoners) which we expect can be leveraged into other markets ATS serves.

For more information please visit: IWK.

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For 50 years, sortimat Group has provided the equipment and services to keep manufacturing companies at the cutting edge of innovation. In June 2010, sortimat joined ATS Automation as part of the life sciences group. Our rich heritage in advanced automation system development and specialized handling and feeder technologies is the perfect complement to the life sciences group’s focus on customers producing medical devices, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and consumables.

We continue to develop pioneering products in line with market trends and customer demands. We are constantly improving our technology, right down to the last detail—creating machines that are even more reliable, even easier to operate, and deliver even greater user satisfaction.

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Assembly & Test Worldwide

ATW has provided worldwide leadership and innovation in automotive testing, and in 2010, we joined ATS Automation as part of the transportation group. Our expertise in custom assembly automation and test systems expands the ATS capabilities.

Powertrain Assembly & Test solutions for:

  • Engines  (Diesel, Gasoline, Hybrid, E-Drive)
  • Transmissions  (Manual, Automatic, CVT)
  • Axle  (Transaxle, Power Take Offs)
  • Powertrain Components  (Compressor, Pumps, Valve Body)