Accenture has bolstered its industrial IoT capabilities by snapping up US-based consultancy Cimation for an undisclosed sum.

The firm, which has about 200 employees, specialises in IoT for industrial asset operations and maintenance in sectors such as oil & gas, chemicals, metals and mining.

“The transaction supports the integration of enterprise IT systems and operational technology (OT) needed by resources industries to capitalise on opportunities such as automation solutions, production optimisation, asset analytics and [industrial control systems] cyber security,” Accenture said in a statement.

“As a result, companies can better maintain, operate and optimise their wells, pipelines, refineries, chemical plants and mines.”