ICT acquires Raster in Holland

In The Netherlands, ICT Automatisering is an independent provider of industrial automation services employing over 700 automation professionals. Established 37 years ago, they were known as Humiq BV until 2012. Sales in 2014 were Euro 63m, with profits around Euro5m. ICT has now acquired Raster IA BV, a major Dutch systems integrator in the field of industrial process automation.

Raster describe their activities as production automation, software development and consultancy, delivering these services to multinationals and Dutch companies in the offshore oil and gas, heavy lifting, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and defence sectors. They are accustomed to working with ISA-88, ISA-95, Safety, Gamp, SIL, OEE / SPC and tracking and tracing, and staff are experienced in the safety issues needed by various industries, including TÜV Functional Safety, VCA, NEN 3140, Basic Offshore Safety and Emergency Response Training. Raster also act as an importer and distributor in Holland for products from suppliers such as eWon, Softing, Prosoft Technology, Zigbee (4-noks) and Korenix.

This acquisition marks a significant step forward in the growth strategy of ICT, expanding the ICT Industrial Automation activities, and making a strong platform for continued partnerships with their existing software vendors such as Schneider Electric, Siemens and Rockwell Automation.