Atlas Copco has entered into an agreement to acquire Perceptron, a US-based supplier of automated metrology solutions.

Headquartered in Michigan, Perceptron has approximately 300 employees, and in the fiscal year 2020, had revenues of €54m (SEK 569m).

Henrik Elmin, Business Area President Industrial Technique, said, “Flexible automation and in-line quality control on the production line are two strong trends where we want to support customers in their transition towards digital manufacturing.”

“Through Perceptron’s position in automated metrology and robot guidance, together with the recent acquisition of ISRA VISION, we are creating a strong offering in machine vision solutions and extending the Smart Factory Automation business segment.”

Petrceptron will become part of Atlas Copco’s newly created division Machine Vision Solutions within the Industrial Technique business area.

“The acquisition of Perceptron will enable us to increase our customers’ productivity through best-in-class quality control and an increased automation level.”

“Perceptron has almost 40 years of experience as a leading global provider of 3D automated measurement solutions. There are several identified synergies in sales, operations, service and technology development from Perceptron joining the Machine Vision Solutions division.”

The transaction will be completed by way of a negotiated statutory merger. It has been approved by the Board of Directors of both companies.