February 02, 2024
Translink Corporate Finance Denmark acted as the exclusive advisor to NTO Automation in the sale to Motus Nordic, a trailblazer in automation and digitisation. This strategic move solidifies Motus Nordic’s commitment to becoming a comprehensive partner for industrial and logistics companies seeking cutting-edge automation solutions.
Motus Nordic has been a pivotal force in driving efficiency and productivity in industrial and logistics sectors through continuous focus on automation and digitisation. The acquisition of NTO Automation further cements Motus Nordic’s position as a value-driven supplier, poised to deliver end-to-end solutions to clients across the Nordic region.
NTO Automation is a software and automation specialist with a strong presence in Ikast, along with facilities in Hillerød and Randers. This acquisition expands Motus Nordic’s product and service portfolio, enhancing its ability to facilitate seamless product and personnel movement within production and logistics chains.
Nicolai Hansen, CEO of Motus Nordic, expressed enthusiasm about the alignment, stating, “NTO Automation brings a wealth of expertise in software development and automation, complementing our existing capabilities. This strategic addition strengthens our position as a leader in providing comprehensive solutions to our customers.”
Beyond securing a smooth generational transition within NTO Automation, this acquisition ensures the ongoing positive development of the company. Preben Jakobsen, CEO of NTO Automation, emphasised the importance of continuity, stating, “This acquisition ensures that NTO Automation continues in its current form, maintaining its Danish roots and corporate culture. We anticipate this ownership change will open new doors for growth, development, and the creation of advanced automation solutions.”
The existing management team at NTO Automation will continue unchanged, and the current owners will remain part of the ownership circle for the next three years with a minority stake, providing stability during the transition.
Nicolai Hansen, CEO of Motus Nordic, expressed confidence in the future prospects, stating, “This acquisition positions us to address the evolving needs of companies in terms of security, efficiency, and optimisation. The new Motus Nordic constellation holds exciting potential for the future.”
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