ei3 completes acquisition of Zurich-based AI firm Cognitive Solutions and Innovation AG
New York, January 20, 2022 – ei3, a leading Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solution provider, announces the completion of the acquisition of Cognitive Solutions and Innovation AG (COGSI AG) of Zurich, Switzerland, a pioneer in delivering advanced artificial intelligence solutions for industrial manufacturing. The acquisition was completed through a cash and stock transaction.
Following the acquisition, COGSI AG assumes the ei3 brand and is being re-named “ei3 Europe”. In addition, Dr. Stefan Hild, CEO and founder of COGSI AG, joins the board of directors of ei3 and will assume the newly created role of VP of Data Science at ei3.
COGSI AG’s industry-leading AI capabilities enhance ei3’s IIoT suite of products with world-class data analytics and are a perfect match for ei3. The acquisition of COGSI AG comes after years of close collaboration. With artificial intelligence, ei3’s industrial clients gain deep insights into their operations to reduce future unplanned downtime, improve asset efficiency, and boost sustainability.
Last year, ei3 and COGSI AG jointly brought to market “ConnectedAI”, a technology that allows AI solutions to be deployed at scale and with ease.
ConnectedAI transforms knowledge gathered from machines, devices and users into actionable intelligence and extends this intelligence to machines around the world, allowing organizations to carefully manage knowledge and skills while also balancing risk, cost, and performance. With this approach, ei3 makes its experience and innovations available in an easily deployable format to help drive process improvements at scale.
For example, Milacron, a leading plastics processing technology company, uses ConnectedAI to drive replacement part sales.
“At Milacron, our vision is to create and inspire a sustainable future. ei3 and COGSI AG’s unique mix of proven out-of-the-box solutions and industrial tailored applications have been game-changing for our customers,” says Milacron’s IIoT and Digital Analytics Leader, Eddie Jump, noting: “For example, we can first tell customers when a part needs replacing and then also show the economic benefits of doing so.”
Another client, PROCENTEC®, a member of the HMS Group, is a company that supplies innovation solutions for PROFIBUS, PROFINET, Industrial Ethernet and Ethernet/IP.
“A couple of years ago, we were seeking vendors for a secure remote access platform for monitoring OT networks with our PROCENTEC® Atlas Diagnostic solution. We quickly discovered that ei3 was the perfect fit. What really places ei3 above others is the data science capabilities provided by COGSI AG. So happy to see the collaboration,” says PROCENTEC’s CTO, Matthew Dulcey.
About ei3 Corporation
ei3 offers a suite of no-code IIoT apps and AI-based solutions for the industrial manufacturing sector. With a focus on enhancing efficiency, sustainability, and cost savings, ei3 enables businesses to achieve predictive outcomes. Printing, Plastics, Packaging, and Commercial Real Estate are some of the company’s key market segments. ei3 is headquartered in New York with offices in Montreal, Tokyo, and Zurich. For more information, please visit www.ei3.com.