Siemens Digital Industries Software announced today a collaboration with The Absolut Company regarding Siemens Opcenter™ Execution software, part of the Siemens Digital Enterprise Suite, Manufacturing Execution System (MES) solution. The company will conduct a pilot of Siemens Opcenter Execution Process (formerly known as SIMATIC IT® Unified Architecture Process Industries) in one of their three factories in Åhus as the first step of an enterprise-wide roll-out across the three factories which produce spirits for global distribution. Siemens Opcenter can help The Absolut Company to better meet some of the challenges in beverage market including the increasing demand for high quality and variety in products and production as well as the high cost pressures of the global food and beverage market.
“The Absolut Company always strives to have best in class manufacturing where Industry 4.0 will be a key enabler to deliver on future consumer demands. We are happy to have Siemens Digital Industries Software as a key partner on this journey,” said Anna Schreil, VP Operations at The Absolut Company.
Siemens Opcenter Execution is part of Siemens’ offering for the consumer-packaged goods and food and beverage industries. The solution has been developed to cover the entire value chain, from reception of incoming material to distribution of produced goods, including quality control, product planning and scheduling as well as reporting, trends and advanced analysis. Siemens Opcenter Execution Process can help The Absolut Company to increase traceability, to manage orders more efficiently and to monitor production in real time.
Companies across the consumer products industry are facing increased regulations, the need for global manufacturing to meet local demands, and competitive pressures that can result in reduced margins,” said Mats Friberg, Vice President and Managing Director for Nordic Operations at Siemens Digital Industries Software. “The Absolut Company recognizes the key to staying ahead in this changing industry is through digitalization. We value the trust placed in our solutions and will be a responsive partner to The Absolut Company as it continues to move towards a digital enterprise.”