11 Dec 2023

Routeco announces AutoLogic acquisition

Routeco Autologic majority stake

Routeco has announced a new strategic acquisition with AutoLogic Systems Ltd joining the Routeco Group. All employees and the management team will remain in place to continue serving the customers and further develop the business. 

AutoLogic Systems Ltd was founded in 1993 and is well established within the UK as a leading provider of simulation products, consulting and related services, serving primarily the manufacturing, transport and logistics sectors. Within the modelling and virtual commissioning area, they provide solutions for demonstration, simulation and controls testing and are a Value Added Reseller of Emulate3D by Rockwell Automation with unrivalled expertise in consulting, training and supporting the software. AutoLogic also provide other market leading solutions including the TOPS software for case and pallet optimisation as well as container and vehicle load planning.

Emulate3D is an industry leading digital twin solution in one of the fastest growing concepts of Industry 4.0. In the simplest terms, a digital twin is a virtual replica of a real-world object run in a simulation environment to test its performance and efficacy. Emulate3D also opens the way to mixed and augmented reality applications that change the way people can train to use and interact with industrial machines and processes. The technology enables industry to virtually test machine and system designs before incurring manufacturing or automation costs and committing to a build.

Dave Amps – Managing Director at Routeco commented: “I am very excited to welcome AutoLogic Systems Ltd into the Routeco Group. It fits perfectly with our strategy to provide innovative software tools and consultancy to our machine builder, end user and systems integrator customers, helping them to remain competitive globally and use technology to reduce commissioning time and their time-to-market.“ 

Graham Carter, Managing Director at AutoLogic conlcuded: “AutoLogic has worked successfully with Routeco for some time and so I’m delighted that we’re now part of the Routeco Group.   The acquisition gives us a tremendous opportunity to grow our business by providing our advanced software solutions and outstanding consulting expertise to even more customers.  There is no better fit for us.”

Routeco is part of Sonepar UK Limited. The company was formed in 1978 and has successfully established itself as one of the UK`s leading distributors of industrial automation and control products. Over an impressive period of sustained and continuous growth, Routeco now employs over 350 personnel. The company has expanded by focusing on providing customers with the very best choice of products from leading manufacturers from around the world packaged together with a range of value-added services.

Company info: Routeco Group