Accenture buys two firms to expand Industry X.0 practice

Accenture has acquired hardware engineering firm Mindtribe and smart embedded software company Pillar Technology as part of the strategy to expand its Industry X.0 practice.
Accenture Industry X.0 model
The two acquisitions will significantly boost Accenture’s ability to help companies redefine smart connected software and physical products as the lines blur between the physical and digital world.

Accenture Industry X.0 helps industrial, high-tech, software, automotive, energy and utility companies address the shift to digital products and services, transform their engineering, manufacturing and field operations, and digitize their enterprises.

“With our Industry X.0 capabilities, we are helping our clients create the products of the future with the required expertise in digital technologies, software development, product engineering, as well as user experience and product design,” Mike Sutcliff, group chief executive, Accenture Digital, said.

Earlier, Accenture opened Industry X.0 innovation hub in metro Detroit, expanding its capabilities to help companies across a range of industries.

San Francisco-based Mindtribe has a team of 40 professionals. It creates innovative connected hardware tightly integrated with digital services.

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Pillar Technology has a team of 320 people and offices in Des Moines, Iowa, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Palo Alto, California. Pillar Technology fuses elegant physical products with digital services that increase the benefit for end users and offer new ways to attract and serve customers.