August 06, 2018
Accenture Completes Acquisition of Strategic Design Consultancy Designaffairs
KRONBERG and MUNICH; August 6, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed the acquisition of designaffairs, a strategic design consultancy headquartered in Germany. The acquisition, which was first announced in June, bolsters the capabilities of Accenture Industry X.0 to design smart products and services. It complements Accenture’s offerings around smart products, smart services, platforms, and new business models for the digital reinvention of industrial companies. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The designaffairs team comprises more than 100 professionals in studios in Munich and Erlangen (Germany), Shanghai (China) and Portland, Oregon (United States). Its services include industrial, user interface, and material design; interaction innovation; mechanical and usability engineering; prototyping; design research, and brand strategy. Designaffairs’ work has been recognized with 300+ awards to date including the prestigious iF Design Award and Red Dot Design Award.
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 449,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
Accenture Industry X.0 helps businesses master the digital reinvention of industry when they use advanced digital technologies to transform core operations and unlock new revenue streams and business models. We support every aspect of our clients’ multi-phase transformation including workforce, customer experience, R&D, engineering, manufacturing, business support and ecosystems. Visit www.accenture.com/industry-x0.
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