Strategic partnership integrates enterprise

Industrial systems integrator Cougar Automation and enterprise integration specialists Atos Origin have formed a strategic partnership to work on manufacturing integration projects.

The two companies combine complementary skills and similar cultures. Each has a reputation for innovative thinking, plus a shared focus on developing long term partnerships with customers. They are also active in shared market sectors, particularly consumer packaged goods and pharmaceuticals, and work with a variety of blue chip clients.

While they already operate on a combined level in a number of accounts, the new partnership means that both parties can provide robust solutions that match users specific integration requirements and support customers business strategies. Supply chain management and e-commerce support are obvious areas that will benefit from the synergy of the partnership.

Richard Sellwood, managing director of Cougar Automation, said: ‘From our first meeting some 18 months ago, it was obvious that there was a great deal of synergy between the two companies and I am very pleased that we have moved the relationship forward. I believe the joint offering we have will be of benefit to both existing and new clients. This partnership with Atos Origin is another indication of Cougar Automation’s commitment to MES and industrial software solutions and provides a clear differentiation from other UK competitors.’