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ASM signs global agreement with Semcon to enhance growth & mkt access in Europe

Bengaluru, NFAPost: ASM Technologies Limited (ASM) (BSE: ASMTEC), a global Engineering and Product R&D company, announced its acquisition of Semcon’s offshore delivery centre in India.

Semcon headquartered in Sweden is an international technology company that help their customers in transforming technology into excellent user experiences by uniting premium physical and digital solutions.

ASM has over two decades built expertise in the semiconductor, hi-tech, automotive and medical industries while Semcon works with a large number of clients in the automotive industry, energy and life science sectors.

Talent pool

With the acquisition, ASM Technologies will benefit from a combined talent pool with domain expertise in diverse industry verticals. In particular, ASM will build both scale and competence, relevant to the automotive industry as it transitions to new propulsion systems and ever-increasing levels of driver assistance and autonomy.

ASM and Semcon have also entered into a Global Cooperation Agreement to provide Semcon continued access to India’s unrivalled scale and capability base for Engineering Services. Pursuant to the agreement, ASM will also deliver services to the Scandinavian market leveraging Semcon’s customer-facing team.

Both the companies will collaborate to scale by reciprocal access to a combined talent pool and strong capabilities in key areas such as Product Design and R&D, Embedded and Electronics, Value Engineering, Digital Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering.

Complementary capabilities

Talking about the announcements, ASM Technologies Limited Managing Director Rabindra Srikantan said the acquisition further strengthens the company’s proposition for clients while providing the additional scale and growth.

“We want to take this opportunity to welcome Semcon India employees into our fold and supporting us in our growth. The global agreement is a win-win deal since both the companies complement each other well in terms of respective capabilities and market leadership. We are eager to be joining forces with Semcon to accelerate innovation at scale for customers in existing and new markets,” said ASM Technologies Limited Managing Director Rabindra Srikantan.

Semcon President and CEO Markus Granlund said Semcon activities in India need to be scaled up in order to ensure delivery capacity and long-term profitability.

“We have reviewed different options to strengthen the operations in India. Instead of doing so organically, we have chosen to divest the operations to ASM Technologies, which already has a strong presence in India. At the same time, we have entered into a strategic cooperation agreement. This enhances value for our customers while allowing us to create the conditions to focus on other prioritized growth areas,” says Semcon President and CEO Markus Granlund.

Manufacturing engineering

ASM Technologies Limited is a publicly listed company in India. With over two decades of experience, ASM has been supporting customers in the areas of Engineering Services, Product R&D and Manufacturing engineering. ASM has multiple delivery locations in India with a global presence in USA, Singapore, UK, Canada, Japan, Thailand, China and Mexico.

Semcon is an international technology company that develops products based on human needs and behaviours. We strengthen our customers’ competitiveness by always starting from the end user, because the person who knows most about the user’s needs creates the best products and the clearest benefits to humans.

The company collaborates mainly with companies in the automotive, industry, energy and life science sectors. With more than 1,800 specialised employees, Semcon has the ability to take care of the entire product development cycle, from strategy and technology development to design and product information. Semcon was founded in Sweden in 1980 and has offices in over 30 locations in seven different countries. In 2019, the Group reported annual sales of SEK 1.9 billion.

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