Kontron S&T AG has signed an asset deal with Fujitsu Technology Solutions to acquire the Augsburg-based Fujitsu industrial mainboard business.
In October last year, the Fujitsu Group had announced the closure of its Augsburg site by the end of September 2020. The transaction is subject to antitrust approvals.
For Kontron, a subsidiary of S&T AG and a leading provider of IoT and Embedded Computing Technology (ECT), the acquisition of the embedded motherboard business of Fujitsu Technology Solutions is a strategic step to expand these products with its own IoT software technology.
The transfer of the operational business from Fujitsu Technology Solutions to Kontron is planned to start in October 2019.
Carlos Queiroz, COO of S&T AG: “The first-class portfolio of Fujitsu’s mainboard business can be ideally expanded with our IoT software and services offering for IoT, Industry 4.0 and Artificial Intelligence. In addition, Kontron knows the needs of the existing customers and is setting a clear example as a future-oriented employer in the Bavarian region with the acquisition.”
Rupert Lehner, head of Fujitsu Central Europe and EMEIA products, said: “With Kontron, a renowned embedded computing provider is taking over our motherboard business. We are delighted that this move will allow customers to benefit from a continuation of our high-quality portfolio. For them, the decision means continuity and planning security and it will also help to preserve jobs in Augsburg.”
Kontron is exhibiting at IBC2019 on Stand 14.D28