Kistler Group Acquires IOS GmbH

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The company can now offer a modular production monitoring system that covers the entire value chain

Kistler Group Acquires IOS GmbH
Kistler Group Acquires IOS GmbH

Kistler Group is taking over Aachen-based IOS GmbH, provider of MES (Management Execution System) software and hardware systems, with immediate effect. In doing so, Kistler can now offer the manufacturing industry a modular production monitoring system that covers the entire value chain, from sensors to production planning and control.

Kistler as a partner for MES competency

Monitoring and data acquisition products for the manufacturing industry are already a key part of Kistler’s portfolio of integrated quality assurance solutions. The acquisition of IOS’ MES software however takes Kistler to the next level. The initial focus will be on applications in plastics processing. Later on, Kistler’s MES competency will be extended to other business areas.

Access to research as a success factor

Acquiring IOS GmbH gives Kistler access to more than 20 years' experience in the development of MES systems. However, in addition to gaining valuable know-how, the acquisition also aims to establish a competence center. This center will further strengthen the close working relationship with the renowned scientific institute at the RWTH Aachen University, a well-known think tank for Industry 4.0. The expertise of the IOS team in Aachen can now be incorporated into the Kistler brand in an international context. In order to boost product development in the field of Industry 4.0 and the IoT (Internet-of-Things), Kistler is already moving forward with plans to expand the site.

Scalable all-in-one solutions for production planning and control

The takeover is an obvious win-win situation for the two companies and their customers. Kistler sensors and systems will now be able to feed relevant process and quality data into the higher-level MES system. Customers in turn will benefit from a scalable single-source solution that operates without expensive and complicated system integration. The combination of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) data and data from Kistler’s sensors generates a comprehensive overview of production processes

Posted on July 11, 2017 - (1046 views)
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