World-Leading Vehicle Manufacturer to Optimize Operational Processes with Ubisense Smart Factory
Cambridge, UK — July 15, 2015 — Ubisense Group plc (LSE AIM: UBI), a leader in enterprise location intelligence solutions, today announced that Magna Steyr has selected Smart Factory for its primary vehicle manufacturing plant in Graz, Austria where it assembles the MINI Countryman, MINI Paceman, Mercedes-Benz G-Class and Peugeot RCZ. Today, four of the top five leading vehicle manufacturers and eight of the top 15 global automotive companies across Europe, Asia and the US rely on Ubisense Smart Factory to optimize their manufacturing processes.
Ubisense Smart Factory enables companies to gain real-time manufacturing operational awareness, adaptive control and data-driven insights by accurately identifying, locating and tracking process-critical assets (e.g. vehicles, materials and tools) throughout the manufacturing cycle. By leveraging location data gathered through its best-in-class real-time location system (RTLS) and production data from manufacturing and enterprise systems, Ubisense Smart Factory gives manufacturers unprecedented process visibility and control.
“Vehicle manufacturers globally are challenged with pressures to reduce manufacturing cost and increase quality in the face of increased manufacturing complexity due to more options being demanded by consumers,” said Adrian Jennings, vice president of manufacturing industry strategy, Ubisense. “The Magna Steyr plant in Graz is a great example of assembly process flexibility due to the multiple models assembled at the same facility and is a perfect application of Smart Factory.”
Ubisense Smart Factory analyses the location intelligence information and delivers data to tools/devices and critical insights to users which can be leveraged to make more informed business decisions. This results in measurable cost reduction, guaranteed productivity gains, quality improvements and the ability to effectively manage mass product customization. For more information about Ubisense Smart Factory, visit the product page.