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June 4, 2021

ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc., a major automation solutions provider, recently announced the acquisition of Control and Information Management Ltd., an industrial automation system integrator based in Ireland. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

With the acquisition of CIM, ATS adds to its automation and service capabilities for biopharma, pharmaceutical, and other manufacturing and services industries and enhances its digitization strategy. CIM will operate as part of ATS’ Process Automation Solutions (“PA”) business which is an independent provider of complete automation solutions for the process and manufacturing industries.

“The addition of CIM strengthens our capabilities and expands our customer base and reach in the pharma market, both in Europe and globally,” said Process Automation Solutions President Dr. Christian Debus. “By leveraging the combined portfolios of CIM and PA, we are better able to address the needs of our global customer base and deliver an even more compelling value proposition.”

Founded in 2003 and based in Dublin, Ireland, CIM is a system integrator with a focus on industrial automation. The company offers a full spectrum of automation related services including system development, upgrades, technical support, project management and validation consultancy. With an employee base of ~65 employees, CIM primarily serves customers in the biopharma and pharmaceutical sectors. CIM will continue to be led by its co-founders Darrin McCrudden and Eamonn Nally.

“We have developed a strong relationship with PA since our initial engagement with its leadership team, and share the same ethos for providing high-quality, technical engineering solutions and services in the pharma and biopharma automation space. We are excited to grow globally with the backing of an international partner,” said Eamonn Nally, co-founder of CIM. “By joining the PA team, our customers benefit from the experience and expertise of a globally active company that has the flexibility to adjust to individual industries and requirements. We are also better positioned to support our customers in their digitalization journey,” added Darrin McCrudden, co-founder of CIM.

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