One of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial sensors SICK is enhancing IoT competences with the acquisition of MOBILISIS
SICK focuses on innovations involving software-based sensor solutions within the context of Industry 4.0 and the associated digital transformation. This purchase enhances SICK’s competences in the wireless networking of industrial IoT devices. MOBILISIS supplements SICK’s portfolio of sensor-based cloud and edge solutions. The aim is to create seamless connections between sensor data and cloud platforms, making a major contribution towards rapid networking between the worlds of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT).
In the past several years, MOBILISIS has successfully expanded its core business with intelligent transport systems, fleet management and the corresponding cloud applications, and fulfilled the role of distributor and system integrator for SICK in Croatia. The business in Croatia and the region will also be enhanced in collaboration with SICK. Mobilisis Fleet management solution remarkably complements SICK solutions in the logistics processes of monitoring the flow of goods in the distribution chain after the goods leave the warehouse. As a leading manufacturer of quality solutions and sensors, SICK also brings greater stability and quality to the entire production program of intelligent traffic and parking solutions.
“We have been driving forward our innovations involving Industry 4.0, IoT and mobility since our founding. Whereby our personnel play a decisive role. We employ experienced specialists whose individual distinctions enhance our teams. Our strategic partnership with SICK AG since 2017 has also accelerated our growth and enhanced our reputation on the market. We are very proud about the merger, and about becoming a valuable member of the SICK Group. We are sure that we will be able to achieve even greater success together.” – Goran Kanižaj, Managing Director of MOBILISIS
“Together with the experienced colleagues at MOBILISIS, we will more quickly be able to offer application-specific digital sensor system solutions and services,” explains Dr Niels Syassen, Executive Board member at SICK AG. An initial milestone is to expand our portfolio of digital localization solutions within and between companies in the context of Industry 4.0 – beyond stationary conveyor systems and applications on the shop-floor. Users will thus be able to obtain transparency regarding the location of their goods as soon as they leave stationary conveyor systems.
“We have already developed the first sensor solutions with MOBILISIS, closing the gap between the sensors and IT”, adds Dr Niels Syassen. He is talking about joint development projects – including the TDC-E series of edge/gateway products, the SIM2000ST-E, a system controller for track & trace applications, tags for indoor localization, as well as programming for localization solutions.
Both partners have taken advantage of the opportunity to get to know each other better during collaborations in recent years: “Our cooperation with Mobilisis has been very trusting and enriching. We hope to carry this forward in the new structure”, Dr Niels Syassen describes the two companies’ joint work.
SICK is one of the world’s leading suppliers of sensors and sensor solutions for industrial applications. The company, founded in 1946 by Dr. Erwin Sick and based in Waldkirch-im-Breisgau near Freiburg, is a technology and market leader with a global presence – with more than 50 subsidiaries and associated companies, as well as numerous sales offices. SICK achieved Group sales of about EUR 1.7 bn. during the 2020 fiscal year with more than 10,000 employees worldwide. Further information on SICK is available at www.sick.com or at +49 (0)7681 202-4183.