Altix Consulting acquires Dublin-based manufacturing expert LCL Consult

19 February 2021 2 min. read
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Altix Consulting, a Cincinnati-area manufacturing consulting firm, has acquired LCL Consult, a Dublin, Ireland-based consulting firm focusing on lean transformation at manufacturing companies.

Altix was founded two years ago by French ex-pats Yannick Schilly and Anne Cappel. Schilly had previously spent 25 years at German industrial control and automation company Festo, while Cappel spent eleven years as executive director of the Cincinnati European American Chamber of Commerce.

The boutique firm specializes in advanced manufacturing and international supply chain management. The firm’s consultants advise on strategy, operations, technology, and innovation – including factory automation. Altix also advises European manufacturing firms on market entry into the US, and American firms on European expansion.

Altix’s acquisition of LCL Consulting will give the firm a physical presence in Ireland and allow it to provide lean implementation services to clients globally.

Altix Consulting acquires Dublin-based manufacturing expert LCL Consult“LCL is the global leader in transforming traditional factories into Lean benchmark sites," said Yannick Schilly, president of Altix. "With implementations across the automotive, aerospace, technology, and consumer packaged goods industries, LCL's specialized expertise will allow us to further evolve as we look to the future. They have an impressive track record, and we are excited to welcome them to the Altix team."

Altix helps manufacturing companies transform underperforming operations, supply chains, and suppliers with the popular lean methodology. The firm, which is headed by Liam Cassidy, has worked with clients across Europe, the US, and Asia.

Cassidy has more than 40 years of experience in manufacturing and supply chains. Prior to founding LCL in 2009, he was a general manager at Procter & Gamble, a factory manager at Gillette, and a materials manager at General Motors.

LCL previously had an affiliation agreement with Altix. The transaction will add 10 professionals to Altix’s 20-person team.

"We have worked with Altix for years as a valued Lean transformation partner and have a long-standing history of successful collaboration with their team," said Cassidy. "This move is a natural fit for both of our organizations, and we look forward to expanding our work together."