Europa Systems together with EDOCS Systems implement Eco Smart Factory at Solvera Gawel Technology
March, 2022 — In Poland, Europa Systems - an integrator and producer of automated solutions for intralogistics together with EDOCS System - the supplier of MES, built the fully automated production logistics processes at the factory of Solvera Gawel Technology - a global leader on the fasteners market.
Eco Smart Factory is a perfect example of the implementation of a sustainable development strategy in line with the Industrial 4.0 concept. This latest project includes the optimisation of production processes, comprehensive metering using elements of intelligent data analysis, and real-time monitoring.
In today’s rapidly changing world, the automation of production logistics is developing dynamically, and is becoming an increasingly important part of businesses’ market strategies. Responding quickly to market needs, controlling warehouse inventories and the flow of materials, data analysis, artificial intelligence, IoT, ecology - these are key trends in Industry 4.0 and the supply chain.
Especially in such sectors as automotive and household appliances, producers know exactly how important continuity in the supply of components is. If just one element needed to produce an engine is missing, there will be a delay in the supply of finished goods to the market, which can lead to enormous losses. In production component processes, above and beyond the need to deliver the right quality at the right price and on time, it is becoming increasingly important to also consider their carbon trail.
The current cooperation between the components producer Solvera Gawel Technology and the technologies suppliers Europa Systems and EDOCS Systems is an outstanding example of how a synergy of activities can integrate a number of goals into a coherent whole.
"Automation allows us to optimise production processes and better control the supply chain. In today’s world, access to information in real time and predictive algorithms give a competitive advantage. That’s why, when introducing automation, we take account of the challenges our clients are facing now, and will be facing in the future”, explains Marcin Tomkiewicz, Chairman of the companies Europa Systems and EDOCS Systems.
The project encompasses automating the production lines in the distribution zone and the storage of semi-finished products, as well as using artificial intelligence for data analysis and production optimisation. It is the next stage towards Eco Smart Factory, the brainchild of this leading European producer of fasteners for the automotive, household appliances and construction industries. Up to now, virtually the company’s whole machine park of more than 200 stations has been metered using the EDOCS MES System. One of the key elements of the next stage will be investments in new machines, the expansion of the system, and data collection in order to integrate all processes within a single ‘data-driven’ ecosystem that will permit the use of advanced optimisation algorithms.
“Solvera Gawel Technology’s vision is to create an intelligent, environmentally-friendly components factory which, thanks to the use of the latest technologies brought by our partners, Europa Systems and EDOCS Systems, will become a global benchmark for Industry 4.0 in our sector”, says Dariusz Kluz, Director of Sales and Marketing at Solvera Gawel Technology S.A.
The implementation is planned for the third quarter of 2022. The companies plan to organise an Open Day at the Solvera Gawel Technology plant near Rzeszów.
About Solvera Gaweł Technology S.A.
Solvera Gawel Technology is a Polish company with over 37 years’ experience producing fasteners. It is a global supplier, and a European leader in its industry. The company has 300 employees, and specialises in the production of screws, bolts and rivets, mainly by filling individual orders to meet the needs of customers in the automotive, household appliances and construction industries. Low-alloy steels, high-alloy chromium-nickel steels, heat-resistant steels and copper and aluminium alloys are all used in production, with an average output of 250 million pieces per month. The top quality of the company’s production processes is attested to by IATF 16949, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 certificates. The company has its own research laboratory in its Research & Development Centre, accredited by the Polish Accreditation Centre in Rzeszów.
About Europa Systems
“The first choice partner for agile intralogistics solutions in Europe”
Europa Systems -Integrator, manufacturer and solutions provider for Warehouse Automation and Production Logistics. Europa Systems it is a team of 300 engineers, technicians and specialists developing agile intralogistics systems for the FMCG, retail, e-commerce, heavy industry and tire industries to meet the challenges faced by companies in today's and tomorrow's market. For over 25 years, Europa Systems has successfully implemented over 1,000 projects in 35 countries, providing Today’s state-of-the-art 24/7 customer service. Being a manufacturer and integrator as well, Europa Systems is combining engineering passion, innovative software and mechanical technology, to provides turnkey solutions for supply chain automation that ensure operational excellence in factories, warehouses and distribution centers.
About EDOCS Systems
EDOCS SYSTEMS creates and implements programming and automation solutions for the optimisation of production processes and the practical application of the Industry 4.0 concept. The company dates back to 2007. By 2012, EDOCS Systems’ MES-class production management software was effectively monitoring several hundred client machines, providing reliable data on the implementation of production processes. In 2017, EDOCS Systems became an associate of Aviation Valley Cluster and began cooperating with companies from the aerospace industry. At present, the company employs dozens of information technology and automation specialists; it also has a broad range of its own know-how on production process management.