Cambridge, UK – December 1, 2015 – Ubisense Group plc (LSE AIM:UBI), a leader in enterprise location intelligence solutions, today announced that Claas has selected Smart Factory to help streamline its tractor manufacturing operations in Le Mans, France.
Ubisense Smart Factory delivers real-time process intelligence and control for vehicle assembly. It combines the best-in-class Ubisense real-time location system (RTLS) and powerful intelligence software to deliver unmatched capabilities for optimizing both Online and Offline manufacturing processes.
By selecting Ubisense Smart Factory, Claas will benefit from new insights and tools to help reduce significant waste from its Tractor assembly operations, and minimise its Work In Progress (WIP) inventory.
“As a leading tractor manufacturer throughout Europe, Claas offers an extremely wide choice of vehicle models in order to meet the needs of modern agriculture,” explained Mr Aldric Pavec, Claas Production Manager. “By adding Smart Factory capabilities to the facility at Le Mans, we will be able to best cope with product complexity while reducing waste.”
As a production-certified solution, Ubisense Smart Factory is capable of precise real-time location and spatial-monitoring, which enables heavy-vehicle manufacturers like Claas to reduce the cost of searching for products and critical assets, and to understand the significance of their asset interactions and how they impact process flow. All of this enables them to drive improvements throughout their operations.
Ubisense (AIM: UBI), a global leader in enterprise location intelligence solutions, helps manufacturing, communications and utility companies improve operational efficiency and boost profitability. Ubisense location intelligence systems bring clarity to complexity, enabling customers to revolutionize their operational effectiveness in a measurable way. Founded in 2002, Ubisense is headquartered in Cambridge, England, with offices in North America, France, Germany, Japan, Korea and Singapore. For more information visit: www.ubisense.net.
CLAAS is a family business founded in 1913 and is one of the world's leading manufacturers of agricultural engineering equipment. The company, with corporate headquarters in Harsewinkel, Westphalia, is the European market leader in combine harvesters. CLAAS is the world leader in another large product group, self-propelled forage harvesters. CLAAS is also a top performer in world-wide agricultural engineering with tractors, agricultural balers and green harvesting machinery. The CLAAS product portfolio also includes state-of-the-art farming information technology. CLAAS employs around 11,000 workers worldwide and reported a turnover of 3.8 billion euros in the financial year of 2013.