Trancom ITS, a Japanese logistics technology services provider, has decided to sell its digital engineering and operational technology capabilities to Accenture. Accenture’s Industry X service will be able to offer hyper-automation solutions at scale, which manufacturing and logistics organizations in Japan are increasingly demanding to make their core operations more effective and sustainable. The transaction’s terms were not made public.
Tatsuya Nakayabu, senior managing director and lead for Accenture Industry X in Japan, said, “We’re seeing significant demand from clients to help them automate manual processes in factories and warehouses. By combining assets from Trancom ITS with our AI and robotics capabilities, we can drive more value from these processes for clients and help them become more sustainable.”
Organizations can use hyper-automation solutions to quickly discover and automate a variety of business processes and assets. Advanced digital technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics are used in this strategy.
Trancom ITS will sell its systems integration, consulting, software development, and outsourcing services to Accenture. These include logistics and technological expertise, as well as the majority of the company’s client contracts. Around 190 Trancom ITS engineers will join Accenture Industry X in Japan, specializing in cloud-based logistics systems and enhancing warehouse operations with IoT and sensor technology.
Trancom ITS will continue to support Trancom after the deal closes, but its other client relationships will be transferred to Accenture. Accenture and Trancom also intend to work together on other joint solutions that will help Trancom and its clients in the logistics and manufacturing industries accelerate their digital transformation.
Accenture’s acquisition of Trancom ITS’ capabilities will be the next major step in strengthening its offering in Japan for digitizing the whole engineering and manufacturing value chain. It comes after the August 2021 acquisition of Japan’s DI Square’s product lifecycle management and application lifecycle management capabilities.