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Premier Tech announces two new acquisitions

Premier Tech sets the pace for a strong fiscal year and announces two acquisitions by its Digital and Growers and Consumers business groups.

The acquisition of the Québec company Arima allows Premier Tech to extend its commercial digital offer in smart manufacturing and further contribute to transforming companies and the industry on the local and global scales.

Backed by almost 30 years of experience in production scheduling, Syncrun — the software developed by Arima — aims to increase manufacturing productivity. This solution has proven its worth in many plants in Canada, the United States, France, Australia, and New Zealand.

“The integration of Arima and its Syncrun software broadens our skills and expertise, enhancing our support to our clients in their industry 4.0 projects. By providing themselves with smart, connected, integrated and tailored solutions, they will improve their efficiency,” says Martin Lambert, president, smart manufacturing business sector, of Premier Tech Digital.

Premier Tech Growers and Consumers also acquired the assets of Northwoods Organics, an American company based in Minnesota. This second transaction will therefore allow Premier Tech to strengthen its position in the United States through the addition of two peat bogs and a packaging plant for the conditioning of horticultural products.

“This acquisition enables us to increase our manufacturing capacity and continues to secure our strategic North American peat moss access. We will then be able to provide our clients with an even better service,” says Mark Murphy, president, professional business sector, of Premier Tech Growers and Consumers for North America. 

“We have always seen external upheavals as opportunities to close transactions that will fuel our organic growth. These solid foundations are driving us in the same direction as we seek to increase our presence in our various markets and improve our support to our clients,” says Jean Bélanger, president and chief executive officer of Premier Tech.