Amtech Acquires Avista to Create Smart Factory
by Ashley Gennett, on 4/24/18 2:42 PM
Amtech, the North American leader in software for the packaging industry, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Avista Solutions International of Minneapolis MN. Leveraging Avista’s world class solutions for scheduling, logistics and process improvement. This collaboration will foster the creation of an All in One Smart Factory. Both Amtech and Avista customers will benefit from the seamless integration of both systems.
Cosmo DeNicola, Amtech Chairman, said “Through this acquisition we have demonstrated our commitment to the packaging industry while strengthening our end to end capabilities. We have a long history of optimizing the sales, order-to-cash and production process. Now we will do the same for scheduling, material movements, and truck loading systems. Our customers have been searching for a single source, best of breed solution, and we are poised to deliver it.”
DeNicola continues, “Avista has a major footprint in South America, Central America and Mexico, and this will provide Amtech the avenue to expand into these markets as part of our global strategy.
Avista employees, including the co-founder and principals, will be joining the Amtech team. “I am so excited to take on a key role with the industry leader and pool our collective ideas to create a Super System,” stated Avista’s Mark Gartrell. “We will put our three decades of global scheduling and corrugated experience to good use and make the packaging industry stronger.”