A customized digitalization roadmap developed by Siemens in association with the renowned Slovenian glass manufacturer Steklarna Hrastnik was delivered to the company's CEO Peter Čas today at the glasstec in Düsseldorf. Personally handing over the comprehensive digitalization roadmap on behalf of Siemens at the Siemens booth in Hall 15 was Axel Lorenz, Head of Sales & Vertical / Solutions, Engineering & Consulting and Head of Glass Business, Bernhard Saftig.
As part of a joint digitalization consulting project, Siemens and Steklarna Hrastnik collaborated to create a detailed strategy for the glass manufacturer's digital transformation over the next five years. It is already eight years since Steklarna Hrastnik first laid the foundation stone for its future digital transformation by a series of investments in automation. One of the aims behind the company's transformation into a smart factory is to improve its niche position in the high-end sector.
"I'm delighted to be holding the digitalization roadmap for our company in my hands. It's the most valuable result to emerge from our consulting workshops with Siemens. It provides a concrete instruction manual for achieving digitalization in our company. This customized implementation roadmap is tailored specifically to our needs, pointing us towards where, how and with which products, solutions and services we can complete each of the necessary digitalization steps," said Steklarna Hrastnik CEO Peter Čas.
"By implementing Industrie 4.0, we will additionally upgrade our ability to produce the most technically complex bottle shapes and achieve even greater precision in our production. This way, we'll be able to further increase quality, productivity and efficiency, which will radically shorten the time from the order to its realization. As a consequence, we plan to increase our market share in special glass bottles in the highest quality class," continued Čas.
Head of Glass at Siemens Bernhard Saftig added: "Siemens firmly believes that a comprehensive approach to digitalization will exert a positive and sustainable impact on any company. This entails a comprehensive initial analysis like the one performed at Steklarna Hrastnik, which ensures that subsequent solutions are perfectly adjusted to the individual needs and scope of the company involved. What's paramount here is to adopt an approach which is Siemens product neutral and customer focused."
For further information on the topic, please see https://www.siemens.com/glass
Further information about Steklarna Hrastnik, please see www.steklarna-hrastnik.si/en/