MARCO Limited Acquired by Leading Factory Automation Company, ATS Automation
MARCO Limited is delighted to announce that it has been acquired by one of the industry leaders in factory automation systems, ATS Automation.
This significant moment in the company’s 35-year history was prompted by the directors’ ambition to fully realise MARCO’s full potential as part of a much larger organisation with a global reach in terms of geography, market sectors and new technologies.
Founded in 1978, ATS currently employs approximately 4,400 people within 50 offices spanning across North America, Europe, Southeast Asia and China. Based in Cambridge, Ontario, ATS has a network of 23 production facilities and support locations worldwide serving many of the world’s most successful manufacturing companies. ATS uses its extensive knowledge of factory solutions to provide innovative, customisable automation systems to many market leaders within the life sciences, chemicals, consumer products, energy, oil and gas industries. ATS’s acquisition of MARCO aims to capitalise on MARCO’s strong foothold in the global food industry as well as providing MARCO’s recipe formulation products with improved access to markets such as life sciences and nutraceuticals
“The food industry itself is attractive to ATS because it is subject to industry and government regulations driving a need for high-precision technologies. In MARCO, we acquire a proven business that is well positioned to meet growing demand for productivity and quality-enhancing solutions. MARCO will serve as a first step in our expansion into an attractive new vertical market for ATS.”
Andrew Hider, Chief Executive Officer of ATS
“Joining ATS enables us to take advantage of ATS’s global reach, industry-leading technologies and after-market services platform. This exciting combination will benefit MARCO’s customers and employees. The management team and I look forward to working with ATS to enable MARCO to take the next step in realizing its full potential and ambitions.”
MARCO CEO, Murray Hilborne