Rockwell Automation buys business insights provider Knowledge Lens

Sudheesh Narayanan, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Knowledge Lens

Rockwell Automation, Inc., the organization dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, has acquired Knowledge Lens. Based in Bengaluru, India, Knowledge Lens is a services and solutions provider that delivers actionable business insights from enterprise data, combining digital technologies with deep data science, AI, and engineering expertise.

What does the acquisition mean for manufacturers?

Knowledge Lens will join Rockwell’s premier digital services business, Kalypso, to accelerate transformational outcomes for more manufacturers globally. Rockwell’s digital transformation services business is one of its fastest growing, as global demand to scale connectivity across the enterprise and enable data-driven predictive and prescriptive insights increases.

Knowledge Lens will significantly expand Rockwell’s capabilities to unlock the power of data, enable autonomous manufacturing, and further drive optimization for more manufacturers. Knowledge Lens, founded in 2013, serves multiple manufacturers, with a specialization in highly regulated industries, including life sciences. Knowledge Lens also expands Kalypso’s ability to serve clients with an open platform approach across leading AI and digital tech.

What does this mean for Rockwell and Knowledge Lens?

“Data offers enormous advantages for those manufacturers able to harness its full potential. But for many, only a fraction of data generated by their plants is ever used. The acquisition of Knowledge Lens improves our ability to help more manufacturers around the world discover and use the hidden insights in their data to drive game-changing value for their businesses,” said Frank Kulaszewicz, Senior Vice President of Rockwell’s Lifecycle Services segment.

“We are excited to join Rockwell and Kalypso and extend our ability to innovate and build a more sustainable, resilient, and human-centric society. With our combined experience, and Knowledge Lens’ cloud-native solutions for use cases including smart factory, connected workers, IT/OT integration, data migration, and sustainability, we are well-positioned to extend our impact,” said Sudheesh Narayanan, CEO and founder of Knowledge Lens.