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Routeco takes control of simulation specialist, AutoLogic

07 September, 2022

The Routeco Group has acquired a majority stake in AutoLogic Systems, the Tetsworth, Oxfordshire-based supplier of simulation products, consulting and related services. AutoLogic’s management team and employees will continue serve its customers and to develop the business further. Details of the deal have not been disclosed.

AutoLogic, founded in 1993, primarily serves the manufacturing, transport and logistics sectors. It offers modelling and virtual commissioning tools for demonstration, simulation and controls testing. It is a reseller of Rockwell Automation’s Emulate3D digital twin software, and also offers other products including the US-developed Tops design software for case and pallet optimisation, and container and vehicle load planning.

Emulate3D – developed by a UK software firm which Rockwell acquired in 2019 – opens the way to mixed and augmented reality applications that can change the way that people are trained to use and interact with industrial machines and processes. The technology allows users to test machine and system designs virtually before incurring manufacturing or automation costs and committing to a build.

Routeco managing director, Dave Amps, says that AutoLogic “fits perfectly with our strategy to provide innovative software tools and consultancy to our machine-builder, end-user and systems integrator customers, helping them to remain competitive globally and use technology to reduce commissioning time and their time-to-market.“

AutoLogic’s managing director, Graham Carter, adds: “AutoLogic has worked successfully with Routeco for some time, so I’m delighted that we’re now part of the Routeco Group. The acquisition gives us a tremendous opportunity to grow our business by providing our advanced software solutions and outstanding consulting expertise to even more customers. There is no better fit for us.”

AutoLogic Systems sells Rockwell Automation’s Emulate3D digital twin software

Routeco is part of Sonepar UK. The company, founded in 1978 with headquarters in Milton Keynes, distributes industrial automation and control products. It employs more than 350 people.

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