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Global printing consumables and printing equipment supplier Flint Group chooses the OPTIWARE OEE Solution to optimize production performance

Press release   •   Feb 11, 2019 12:08 UTC

Flint Group Color Lab

The investment is a part of Flint Group’s global strategy to optimize production performance in the global manufacturing organization. Initially, Flint Group has purchased the OPTIWARE OEE system for their 3 Flexible Packaging factories in UK, Italy and France – with the potential to roll out to multiple other factories around the world.

The agreement included OPTIWAREs production monitoring solution AXXOS OEE including real-time visualization of production data and analytics tools. Implementation will start in January 2019, and should be completed by the end of May 2019.

"Implementing the centralized and standardized approach with touches of customization per site will be one of the strengths of the AXXOS OEE solution", says Erik Van Rikxoort, Director Strategic Accounts, OPTIWARE.

With prior experience from following up production with OEE systems and using basic BI analytical tools, Flint Group had a clear picture of the requirements of a new common OEE system for the group: flexibility and ability for a European and potentially global implementation, well developed BI tools and a supplier with global presence.

"Flint Group is looking forward to realizing an effective implementation and Lean partnership with OPTIWARE", say Heinz Ensen, Chief Information Officer, and Frits Kruise, Lean & Continuous Improvement Manager Packaging Inks EMEA and project manager of the OEE Implementation.

About Flint Group

Flint Group with Global Headquarters in Luxembourg is one of the largest suppliers to the printing and packaging industry worldwide. The company develops, manufactures and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consumables and printing equipment,  

Flint Group has approximately 7,900 employees worldwide and revenues exceeding € 2.2 billion.

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Erik Van Rikxoort, Director Strategic Accounts

Phone: +31 (0) 634 37 5344

OPTIWARE has a strong focus on productivity improvements and optimal utilization of production resources. Supplying the connection of production equipment and powerful tools for efficiency monitoring, together with the most flexible EAM (Enterprise Asset Management) solution on the market today, we enable the transition to Industry 4.0.

OPTIWARE has supplied the production monitoring solutions AXXOS OEE and the EAM solution API PRO for more than 25 years. Based on extensive experience and developed in close cooperation with our customers, AXXOS OEE and API PRO have a strong focus on Efficiency, Reliability and Productivity with the aim to help customers to get the most out of their investment in production equipment.

In combination, the two solutions enable predictive maintenance based on true production status, efficient error-report to work order processes, efficient solutions for operator maintenance – and much more.

OPTIWARE Industry 4.0 Solutions is our way of releasing your potential for development by means of IIoT capability, SaaS solutions, mobility, system integration and business intelligence tools.

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