Tetra Pak has acquired a Brazilian control systems specialist to strengthen their manufacturing monitoring technology.
The takeover of São Paulo-based Genius Automação de Sistemas Ltda will build on Tetra PlantMaster, Tetra Pak’s factory control, supervision and operation software, said the firm.
The acquisition will boost automation in the area of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), control systems which manage and monitor work-in-process on a factory floor.
A new automation unit focusing on MES, will see 41 employees transferred to the site in São Paulo which will serve customers worldwide.
“Genius implements high performance and scalable systems that improve industrial performance using state-of-the-art software technologies,” said Tim High, executive vice president at 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.”