ATS Global secures growth funding from Rabo Corporate Investments

Rabo Corporate Investments, the investment arm of Rabobank becomes a shareholder in ATS Global BV. The new investment supports digital transformation for organisations in the application of Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 technologies.

ATS Global provides consultancy, implementation and 24/7 support services to SME’s and global enterprises world-wide. Customers benefit from reduced costs, quality and productivity improvements of well managed complex systems as well as increased sales through optimized IT/OT processes. Primary verticals served include automotive, aerospace, metal casting, food & beverage, medical devices and life sciences. ATS Global offers its own ATS ADOS software and products from long term, strategic technology partners such as Siemens. With a “shop floor” mentality and absolute domain knowledge the ATS team offers services to a loyal customer base every day. Revenue has doubled every 5 years and exceeded $ 80m last year. The new funding from Rabo Corporate Investments will help ATS Global continue the strong growth with acquisitions and organic growth supported by robust market growth.

Mike James, Non-Executive Chairman and one of the founders of ATS Global: “The new partnership with Rabo offers new strategic opportunities for further expansion via acquisitions, autonomous growth and R&D. Our customers will profit from new services and products for Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0. Our people will profit from a stable partner with a strong network and an eye for personal and social development. We have taken an important step with Rabobank to realise our ambitious plan to achieve a stock market listing within 5 to 7 years.”

Investment Director, Thijs Friederich of Rabo Corporate Investments: “ATS Global is an IT/OT solutions provider following the megatrend of digitalisation of production processes. With strong growth during the last years there is still enormous potential to acquire smaller market players, to further develop ATS’s own ATS ADOS software suite and to increase scale in certain regions. The co-operation with the management team feels like a real partnership and we look forward to bringing ATS Global to the next level of global growth.”

About ATS Global

ATS Global is The Independent Solution Provider for Smart Digital Transformation. Since 1986, ATS has been undertaking continuous improvement initiatives and manufacturing IT solution design, deployment and 24/7 support assignments delivering tangible business value to customers world-wide.