NCC Perpetual Merge conveyor systemClick image to enlarge

ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc., based in Cambridge, ON, has announced the US$40 million acquisition of NCC Automated Systems, Inc.

Based in Souderton, PA, NCC is a provider of engineered-to-order sanitary automation solutions and standalone precision conveyance equipment.

“The acquisition of NCC expands our portfolio of precision conveyor technologies through the addition of adjacent and complementary products to ATS’s SuperTrak, addressing an important pillar of ATS’s automation products strategy while enhancing our position in the food and beverage end-market,” said Andrew Hider, CEO of ATS. “NCC’s strong design software toolkit also allows us to play a more holistic role in supporting the needs of our customers from the design phase through to implementation by bridging the connection between the design engineer and manufacturing operator.”

NCC is an employee-owned company providing turnkey automation solutions under the NCC and Nutra-Pack brands and manufacturing high precision pallet handling and sanitary conveyance products under the Glide-Line and SideDrive brands, serving customers in the food and packaging, ophthalmic, assembly automation and nutraceutical markets. It has 92 employees.

ATS says it expects to realize approximately US$1.2 million in annual cost synergies within three years of acquisition, including supply chain savings and operational efficiencies.

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