According to Frances Brunelle, President of Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, selling a manufacturing company requires consideration of several factors, including automation-readiness. Brunelle’s article can be read at AutomationMedia magazine.
Brunelle suggested tax legislation has created favorable conditions for selling manufacturing companies. Most manufacturing enterprise buyers need financing to purchase a business; it is important to consider the current interest rates on business loans. Interest rates are low; affordable financing makes buying a manufacturing company more feasible for more buyers.
The condition of a manufacturing business will affect its value. First and foremost, thanks to the rapid technological advancements of Industry 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and big data (enhancing real-time decision-making and predictive analytics), manufacturing is changing beyond simple production.
A buyer looking to purchase a manufacturing company will consider how much advanced technology is already implemented. Outdated production methods will require a prospective buyer to calculate how much of an investment will be needed to bring the manufacturing facility up to date.
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For 2020 AutomationMedia will introduce a series of case study feature article profiles (usually ten real-world examples by a single vendor) as well as dedicated editorial columns in a new sponsorship program. This will allow readers to capture the breadth and insight of thought leaders’ content as a deep dive exploration of both the pain points on the plant floor and the solutions available.
According to Naeem Ismat, publisher and editor of AutomationMedia, “We are dedicated to developing the awareness and understanding about interoperability in automation by providing the best information from the best sources.” Ismat added one-time articles often fail to explore the true automation considerations which is why expanded coverage format is critical.
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