Benders, Skandia Elevator and A&T i Grästorp acquires Automations Teknik i Lidköping


Benders, Skandia Elevator and A&T i Grästorp AB have acquired Automations Teknik i Lidköping AB (AtLid). AtLid is a leading supplier of automation solutions in industry. The new owners look forward to continuing the development of AtLid's already strong offering.

AtLid conducts business in automation. The company's goal is to use the leading technology in the automation industry and continuously work to develop technologies and work processes to offer its customers cost-effective and quality-assured solutions.

In addition to assignments in traditional project form, AtLid also offers concept development for machines and plant builders. The concept is an object-based platform solution that the customer then uses to build their own automation platform on. The concept solutions include everything from design and production of control cabinets and switchgear to the development of software. Software solutions include everything from PLC, HMI and Scada solutions to database and cloud services.

The new owners look forward to continuing the development of AtLid's already strong offering and complement it with systems for connected machines with app solutions, cloud solutions and AI functionality. Systems with self-driving and self-diagnostic machines and a clear Ecodrive profile. Another interesting future area is logistics solutions with robot technology and driverless trucks.

– The acquisition ensures the continued development of the automation that Benders develops in its factories. Together with our development department, where we today create in-house developed production lines together with our subsidiary KPAB, this business makes Benders very exciting, says Ove Bender, CEO of Benders.

– We are very happy to be able to acquire AtLid. The acquisition strengthens our digital decision support system for grain facilities, Grain Cloud. Through AtLid's ability to control and monitor processes, we can continue to streamline and simplify for Europe's farmers. It is also an exciting new chapter in Skandia Elevator's history to make our first acquisition. Doing it together with Benders and A&T i Grästorp AB feels just right as all three of us will contribute and develop the company in different ways. Three local companies with equivalent values ​​about development and long-term thinking, say Joakim and Jonas Larsson, owners of Skandia Elevator.

– A&T in Grästorp AB has since the start of Automationsteknik in Lidköping, been one of the co-owners and we have been able to follow the company's fine development to become a complete automation partner for its customers. Now taking the next step in its development, A&T i Grästorp AB is looking forward with great excitement and confidence to becoming part of a very competent ownership group. A&T in Grästorp AB hopes to be able to contribute with many years of experience in the Electrical and Automation industry, says Thomas Carlsson, owner of A&T in Grästorp AB.