Feyen Zylstra sells industrial tech division to ATS World

Nate Koetje. Courtesy Feyen Zylstra {An electrical} options supplier just lately bought its industrial know-how…

Feyen Zylstra sells industrial tech division to ATS World
Feyen Zylstra sells industrial tech division to ATS World
Nate Koetje. Courtesy Feyen Zylstra

{An electrical} options supplier just lately bought its industrial know-how division to position extra targeted on its legacy companies.

Grand Rapids-based Feyen Zylstra (FZ) final week mentioned the division was acquired by Netherlands-based ATS World, a global good digital transformation firm which additionally has a Michigan headquarters.

The transaction was confirmed in early October, with the complete transition to be in impact Jan. 1, 2023.

With this acquisition, FZ’s industrial know-how staff members will switch to ATS along with the corporate’s industrial tech middle in Walker and its North Carolina workplace.

The corporate’s legacy service providing, electrical options, is just not impacted on account of the acquisition; moderately, the corporate mentioned it intends to position extra concentrate on these choices.

“At our core, FZ is {an electrical} options firm, so we’re excited to proceed to concentrate on and strengthen these companies to serve our clients in 2023 and past,” mentioned Feyen Zylstra CEO Nate Koetje. “We discovered a beautiful associate with ATS and imagine their tradition and people-first strategy can be a great match for our clients and staff.”

In keeping with Koetje, the take care of ATS is the fruits of a five-year course of by FZ to seek out its place within the Business 4.0 panorama and its determination to take care of a profitable trajectory for each electrical and industrial tech options.

ATS was recognized as a possible associate for the economic tech division, and ATS World CEO Kevin Partington emphasised the 2 corporations’ shared values and partnerships in gentle of the deal.

“FZ’s industrial tech division was the match we have been on the lookout for, with like-minded technical specialists, a management staff that shares our ambition for progress within the U.S. and, most significantly, full alignment on our tradition of individuals and buyer centricity,” Partington mentioned. “With our shared ecosystem of present companions corresponding to Inductive Automation, Microsoft, Kepware and ABB, there’ll be a quick realization of added worth that we are able to present to our present and potential clients.”

Partington additionally famous the advantages for ATS’s worldwide clients with the added assist of FZ’s industrial tech division.

Based in 1980, Feyen Zylstra is a supplier of options within the electrical and industrial areas. The corporate moved into its Walker facility in 2019 and expanded into North Carolina via the acquisition of Dynics Providers Group in 2021.

ATS World impacts good digital transformation via manufacturing IT, automation and controls, product lifecycle administration and manufacturing execution system /manufacturing operations administration with greater than 1,400 staff worldwide.

The corporate has operated within the U.S. for the previous twenty years serving clients within the automotive, aerospace, meals, beverage and life sciences industries and mentioned it was seeking to develop its footprint in North America.