Carlsberg, which employs over 40,000 people worldwide, is now using PTC's suite of digital manufacturing solutions at 28 of its breweries in Europe and Asia. Built on Microsoft Azure, the solution suite includes ThingWorx, the industrial IoT platform for accelerating value creation, data enhancement and information sharing.
Carlsberg needed a tool to control, document and ensure the transparency of all its operations linked to the transformation of raw materials into finished products worldwide. The brewer recognized that PTC's expertise and technology could help it monitor packaging machines and systems, and drive the overall efficiency and performance of its equipment, to ensure product quality and consistent productivity.
" Brewing for a better today and tomorrow is the essence of what we strive for at Carlsberg. "said Marco Farina, global Operational Technology manager at Carlsberg.
" This philosophy has been the driving force behind Carlsberg's spectacular expansion over the past ten years, which has led us to increase production and packaging capacity at all our breweries. ".
" Digitalization is driving change in the industry. It has given us the opportunity to examine different approaches to continuous improvement. By integrating ThingWorx with our existing production assets, we have improved connectivity across our breweries and can now provide more detailed analysis of the packaging cycle. "
PTC's suite of digital manufacturing solutions, specifically designed for industrial environments, offers the functionality, flexibility and agility needed to rapidly deploy IoT use cases. The application built using PTC technology enabled accelerated implementation. Carlsberg was able to deploy it in 28 breweries within 28 months. In addition, deployment on the Microsoft Azure cloud enabled the solution to be scaled up quickly and securely.
" Production managers at the 28 breweries or at head office will now be able to analyze our operations in real time, whether on site or remotely. "continues Mr Farina.
" Carlsberg intends to build an end-to-end digital value chain that will positively impact all operations, from forecasting to sourcing, brewing, packaging and logistics, with the aim of better serving our customers. "
Dave Grammer, General Manager for UKI at PTC, concludes: " With PTC and Microsoft Azure, Carlsberg will be able to rapidly develop and deploy scalable and secure custom applications capable of monitoring, managing and controlling packaging machines. We look forward to continuing to support this famous brand on its digital transformation journey. "
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