The consulting firm ROI-EFESO repeatedly conducts neutral benchmarks in the industrial sector. Every year, companies that make a major contribution to digitalization are honored. In particular, the focus is on factories in which production is automated. The process is more commonly known to most people as Smart Manufacturing. This year’s winner was Smart Plant in Haiger, which is owned by Rittal GmbH & Co. KG. This company is very pleased to have won the Industrie 4.0 Award. Such an award is also something very special for the renowned Rittal GmbH & Co. KG is already something very special.
Here’s what Rittal GmbH & Co. KG in Haiger succeeded in doing
The digitization of industry is primarily about achieving significantly higher efficiency. To achieve this, existing resources must be optimally utilized. This step has been very successful at Smart Plant in Haiger.
The company Rittal GmbH & Co. KG, in close cooperation with its sister company German Edge Cloud, was able to convince the very strict jury of ROI-EFESO and was therefore awarded the Industrie 4.0 Award. The jury praised in particular how the possibilities of the IIoT can be optimally exploited to work in a customer-oriented and economical way.
With more than 250 manufacturing machines, Rittal GmbH & Co. KG produces around 8,000 compact enclosures every day at Smart Plant in Haiger. This goal can only be achieved by perfectly coordinating the processes of the digitally controlled machine tools.
What is so special at Smart Plant in Haiger?
The Industrie 4.0 Award came about, among other things, because Rittal GmbH succeeded in setting up networking from machines all the way to customers. This is only possible through perfectly coordinated teamwork.
The jury was particularly impressed by how Rittal GmbH & Co. KG succeeded in networking employees, machines, ERP and CRM in such a way that almost everything from ordering to production to delivery to customers is automated. This has created an important basis for smart factories.
What does smart manufacturing depend on?
For IIoT systems to function perfectly, a great deal of data must be collected and evaluated in all areas. However, it’s not just the quantity of data that matters. Quality is much more important. Sometimes a few high-quality data are more important for the implementation of a project than large amounts of low-quality data. Therefore, the real challenge is to classify the data. This allows them to be used in context.
In this way, the great advantage arises that all processes from the customer order to production and delivery remain transparent. This is precisely the problem that Rittal GmbH & Co. KG has solved this problem excellently and has therefore received the Industry 4.0 Award. This award certainly also serves as an incentive for many other companies.