Swiss firm SIG rolls out smart factory solution at Gulfood Manufacturing

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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SIG, Switzerland-based leading system and solutions provider for aseptic packaging, has rolled out a new digital smart factory solution “Plant 360 Asset Health Monitoring” at Gulfood Manufacturing, the Middle East, Africa, South Asia (MEASA) region’s biggest food and beverage processing and packaging industry event.

With the new technology, the company has taken an important step in proactive services for customers to improve their operations and ensure the highest food safety and quality, while reducing costs.

Currently, the food and beverage manufacturers are striving to enhance productivity and meet the highest possible quality demands, while at the same time keeping costs to a minimum. By monitoring and analyzing data from SIG filling machines via the new integrated software solution, SIG experts can transform this data into insights and prevent unplanned manufacturing downtimes.

Almarai, the largest food and beverage manufacturing and distribution company in the Middle East is SIG’s first customer to use Plant 360 Asset Health Monitoring. 

Dr. Christian Grefrath, Senior Global Product Manager Service at SIG, said, “By regularly monitoring the data of SIG filling machines, our service increases the utilization of the filling equipment at our customers’ manufacturing sites to reduce unplanned downtime. This significantly reduces costs yet increases sales opportunities for our customers.”

Mr. Robert Ross, Dairy & Juice Manufacturing Manager CCP2 at Almarai, said, “SIG’s smart factory solutions, including the new Plant 360 Asset Health Monitoring, provide essential monitoring of our various filling line parameters and flag any irregularities.” 

SIG has set up a network of Reliability Centres globally to ensure its senior system experts can analyze data from its filling lines and provide fast and efficient insights to help customers. SIG is using the standard connectivity solution to guarantee safe and reliable data flow between customers and SIG.

The Swiss firm is continuously innovating to help customers achieve the highest quality and safety goals. The key is reliable, superior system quality and performance and SIG’s technology increases the scope of components monitored to provide unmatched benefits to customers.

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