Accenture this week announced that it entered into an agreement to acquire Nytec, a company headquartered in Kirkland, WA, specialist in creating new types of products, services and experiences, and better ways to design, engineer, manufacture, operate and support them across their entire lifecycle.
Accenture says Nytec will expand the ability to innovate, as it will add expertise in software platform development and engineering to Accenture Industry X.0 that is required to build the underlying IoT infrastructure and systems for connected experiences, particularly for clients in the consumer tech, industrial high tech, hospitality, travel, and consumer goods and services industries.
With a 250 professionals team, Nytec operates an end-to-end LEED Platinum certified Product Innovation Center (PIC) in Kirkland, WA where it offers design, prototype development, engineering and support services for manufacturing. Accenture is planning to expand the PIC and bring it into its network of Forges, which is part of its global Industry X.0 Innovation Network of more than 20 facilities.
“Our ambition is to become a key partner for clients wanting to transform their business through innovation that is coming from the fusion of software, physical products and connectivity,” said Craig McNeil, Accenture Industry X.0 lead, North America. “We’ve been building the skillset to deliver on this ambition, in part through our acquisitions of hardware engineering company Mindtribe and embedded software development firm Pillar Technology, and with Nytec we will continue to expand it.”