November 23, 2022
HENGELO-NETHERLANDS & SILKEBORG-DENMARK, November 23, 2022 – Today, XI Controls & Au2mate announced that Au2mate has become main shareholder in XI Controls through a purchase of 51% shares from existing shareholders.
XI Controls will continue to be led as a separate business entity, but as part of the Au2mate group and under the Au2mate name and brand. All founders of XI Controls will remain involved in the continued operations, with Cristian Weersink as CEO.
Both companies have a strong focus and solid experience in delivering high quality solutions within the field of process automation and digitalisation. By joining forces, the target industries will include Dairy, Brewery, Food & Beverage, Aqua Culture, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical and Utilities. Key elements in the supplied solutions are focus on process optimisation and minimising waste, energy consumption, and carbon footprint.
Cristian Weersink, CEO in XI Controls and Carsten G. Jensen, CEO in Au2mate are both excited by the perspective and potential in joining forces. The combined expertise of the two companies will not only strengthen Au2mate’s position on the Dutch marked but also open for new markets and solutions worldwide.
XI Controls was established in 2021 by Cristian Weersink and 3 partners with focus on the brewing industry, but also with automation- and process technology competence within dairy and other F & B industries. The founders have all solid backgrounds in automation and industrial IT, mainly focused on project execution and solution delivery based on the ProLeiT framework. The company is based in Hengelo (OV), the Netherlands and employs 7 automation specialists today.
Au2mate provides automation and digital solutions to the dairy industry and related industries worldwide. Au2mate’s systems are based on platforms from the leading PLC/SCADA/MES system suppliers and are designed in close accordance with each customer’s wishes and needs. In addition to the head office in Silkeborg, Au2mate has offices on Zealand & Funen as well as in Dubai, Sweden, Norway, United Kingdom, US, Germany, Portugal, France, and Australia. Au2mate was founded in 2001 and has today 150 employees.