Outcome-based solutions provide quantifiable and measurable value to Tetra Pak’s customers, the company said. This is achieved through services that improve plant efficiency, optimize processes, reduce costs and generate growth opportunities.
The Gaussian brand will cease to operate post acquisition; however, the firm will honor all existing customer obligations, and all Gaussian employees at the time of the acquisition have been offered a permanent role at Tetra Pak’s site in Cape Town.
The companies have previously collaborated to develop and deploy plant-wide performance analysis services. These include benchmarking and opportunity analysis to identify cost saving and efficiency opportunities, delivered through services such as Tetra Pak Plant Secure, which was launched in 2018.
Tetra Pak said its customers will now have access to solutions based on industry physical asset management best practices. This enables them to maximize the value they can create in their factories through a ‘data-driven’ approach towards increasing efficiencies and reducing costs.
Roberto Franchitti, executive vice president services, said, “Tetra Pak Services aims to be the world’s leading provider of services to the liquid food industry, at the forefront of technology to help our customers excel in quality and performance.
“The acquisition of Gaussian is a perfect addition to the Tetra Pak Services portfolio; their industry leading suite of tools, analytical and simulation capabilities means we can help our customers optimise their operations and competitiveness even more than ever. I am very excited by the opportunities this acquisition brings both for Tetra Pak Services and for the industry in general.”
Dean Griffin, director of Gaussian, said, “Having worked closely with Tetra Pak for a number of years, the decision to join the company was a natural one. We see more opportunities opening up by combining our respective areas of expertise. Tetra Pak’s unrivalled experience within the F&B industry and our knowledge of strategic modelling means we will be able to offer real business improvements for Tetra Pak’s customers.”
Founded in 2015, Gaussian has international experience in asset management. The firm has worked in a range of sectors including mining, power, infrastructure and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG).