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Accenture Ranked No. 1 in HFS Top 10 Manufacturing Service Providers 2019 Report

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Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been ranked No. 1 of 16 providers in the HFS
Top 10 Manufacturing Service Providers 2019 report

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Accenture came out as a clear leader in latest HFS report on manufacturing service providers

Accenture came out as a clear leader in latest HFS report on manufacturing service providers

The report states that, of all providers assessed, Accenture has the
most mature services for manufacturing. These include sales and
marketing, supply chain, manufacturing support, aftersales services and
sustainability services.

The HFS analysts emphasize Accenture’s deep expertise of the
manufacturing sector, innovative yet process driven culture and
industry-oriented go-to-market, which allows it to understand clients’
businesses in-depth.

HFS also highlights Accenture’s strong thought leadership, disruptive
innovation ideas and continued investment in Industry
— Accenture’s approach and capabilities to help clients master
the digital reinvention of industry.

Tapati Bandopadhyay, Vice President, Research at HFS, said: “Accenture
came out as a clear leader in terms of innovation abilities, strength of
vision in the Industry X.0 narrative, and execution with demonstrable
proof-points. Deep domain expertise and talent strength are their
critical value levers that help clients pivot and transform traditional
and complex manufacturing organizations into digital entities with
agility. They have also been among the best ones in the industry in
terms of managing acquisitions for talent, growth, technology and
assimilating & leveraging the added capabilities in a dynamic and
flexible manner.”

Aidan Quilligan, global lead for Accenture Industry X.0, said, „Digital
technologies are entering the core of industry, radically changing how
products and services are conceived, designed, engineered, produced and
operated. The new HFS report shows Accenture is the leader in helping
industrial companies master the digital transformation to Industry X.0,
underpinned by our deep partnerships with leading industrial platform
providers and our strong investment commitment in manufacturing.”

Selected, recent investments Accenture has made in Industry X.0 include:

  • Acquisitions in the engineering and manufacturing services sector, for
    example: smart embedded software company Pillar
    and hardware engineering firm Mindtribe
    (United States); strategic design consultancy designaffairs
    and automotive-focused technology consultancy Zielpuls
    (Germany and China); and ESP
    (Ireland), a consulting and manufacturing services provider for the
    life sciences industry;
  • New Industry X.0 innovation centers in Bilbao,
    Spain, and Essen,
    Germany—expanding a network
    of more than 20 innovation centers for industrial clients. Every
    center provides an immersive, hands-on environment where clients,
    industry and technology experts, and academics collaborate and
    experiment to solve business problems.

The HFS report provides insights in strengths, weaknesses and
capabilities of 16 providers to business unit and IT leaders in the
manufacturing industry.

About Accenture

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broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital,
technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and
specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business
functions — underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network —
Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help
clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their
stakeholders. With 477,000 people serving clients in more than 120
countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world
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of industry when they use advanced digital technologies to transform
core operations and unlock new revenue streams and business models. We
support every aspect of our clients’ multi-phase transformation
including workforce, customer experience, R&D, engineering,
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