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comunicato | Rome, 05 October 2017

Engineering acquires Hyla Soft Inc. (North America) and Infinity Technology Solutions from sedApta Group

sedApta, for its part, finalizes the acquisition of Osys from Bodet Group.

Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A., the leader in Digital Transformation, has completed the acquisition of two companies that were previously part of sedApta Group:

  • Infinity Technology Solutions S.p.A. , based in Genoa, Italy, and a key player in the new-generation industrial automation market, with more than 100 professionals working in the industry, boasting an established presence and expertise in Industrial Automation, MOM (Manufacturing Operations Management) systems and Information Technology.
  • Hyla Soft Inc. (North America), the U.S. subsidiary of Hyla Soft, headquartered in Chicago, employing more than 60 skilled professionals in the Manufacturing IT industry, specialized in PLM (Product Lifecycle Management), MOM (Manufacturing Operations Management) and S&OP (Sales & Operations Planning) technology solutions.

The two acquisitions, although so different in terms of geographic location, share the common goal of increasing the capabilities of Engineering to deliver IT projects across all sectors of the manufacturing industry, both in Italy and in North America.

In addition, this transaction further helps strengthen the cooperation between Engineering and sedApta by augmenting Engineering’s workforce with an additional team of high-profile specialists trained on the sedApta product offering and experienced in guiding customers through the entire Digital Transformation process as part of the Industry 4.0 strategy.

At the same time, sedApta will now have the opportunity to focus more on the development and marketing of innovative S&OP products and Industry 4.0 solutions, an area in which the company already plays an emerging role at the European level. With this aim in mind, sedApta has finalized the acquisition of the French company Osys. A part of Bodet Group, Osys has been developing MES software and terminals for the manufacturing industry since 1981, and today it has become one of the most important companies in the French MES market.

The acquisition of the two new companies,” explains Alfredo Belsito, General Manager of the Industry Department at Engineering, “emphasizes Engineering’s interest in developing innovative systems for industrial automation and confirms its international vocation to strategically position itself in the U.S. market. The transaction completes our already broad offering for Industry 4.0 and Digital Transformation, in which Engineering aims at presenting itself as a global player.

Giorgio Cuttica, President of sedApta Group, defines the strategic goals of the group following this triple transaction: “We are glad we could entrust the development of two important players in the manufacturing IT space to our partner Engineering, with whom we will continue our strong cooperation. At the same time, the resulting cash flow will allow us to perform acquisitions like the one we just accomplished by taking over Osys, thus reinforcing our international presence in the provision of IT products for the Supply Chain and production management”.

Ettore Soldi, Managing Director of Hyla Soft Inc., believes this development will drastically accelerate the company mission to transform manufacturing: “This is an exciting step for us as we continue to grow in the Digital Manufacturing space to become a global player for Industry 4.0. Our team has established itself as an important point of reference for North American enterprises looking for support in their Digital Transformation journey. Now, with the capabilities gained as part of the Engineering Group, we look forward to offering an even broader range of innovative solutions to serve this vision, committing also to contributing to the growth of the Group as a whole in North America.