Customer Case

IFÖ – Robots carry out reporting work 24/7

Ifö is one of Scandinavia’s largest manufacturers of heating, ventilation and sanitation products made from ceramic, plastic and metal for bathroom and kitchen. The company has two production units, one in Bromölla for ceramic and plastic products and one in Mörrum for metal products.

Production reporting was previously carried out manually. Truck drivers printed barcodes, reported the manufacturing order and incoming deliveries and carried the finished goods to the reporting warehouse and then by truck to the finished goods warehouse. To do this without enlisting more staff, efficient reporting of finished goods was required.

Our process mapping resulted in a recommendation to introduce automatic production reporting in the production line with a production robot.

Peter HelgessonPlant Manager
“Novacura always understood exactly what we wanted and always had an answer ready.”

The solution consists of completely automated barcode scanning combined with our process platform.

Ifo Sanitec robotThe solution is completely integrated with IFS Applications using our integration platform Novacura Flow. Information on product streams is captured automatically in form of barcodes being registered and supplied to IFS via Flow when the robots transport the products first to the reporting warehouse and then to the finished goods warehouse.

The result is high-quality information and a 24-7 operation without the need for human intervention.

Control of the business increases, productivity improves and costs are reduced.

“Novacura have acted very professionally during the entire project, and they are very accommodating. They always understood exactly what we wanted and always had an answer ready. Novacura have now come up with a package I believe will be very good for us.”

Peter Helgesson

Plant Manager, Ifö

In brief

About Ifö Sanitär

Ifö is one of Scandinavia’s largest manufacturers of heating, ventilation and sanitation products made from ceramic, plastic and metal for bathroom and kitchen.

Segment

Manufacturing

The challenge

Production reporting was carried out manually by truck drivers and in many steps. To avoid having to hire more staff, the process had to be done more efficiently.

The result

Completely automated barcode scanning combined with Novacura´s process platform Flow. The solution is completely integrated with IFS Applications. A 24/7 operation without the need for human intervention. High-quality information, cost reduction and increased control of the business and productivity.

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