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Client case

A Factory in a Box (FIAB)

Experts from the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) approached Ultimo Software Solutions in early 2018 to become one of their technology partners to deliver their Factory In A Box project (FIAB). This was enabled through the Smart Manufacturing Accelerator framework designed to reduce time to market for leading-edge technologies within UK businesses along with Catapult UK. The MTC were beginning to develop an industry 4.0 demonstrator and partnership framework to deliver this innovative technology.

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Ultimo & the Factory in a Box Demonstrator

A Factory in a Box (FIAB) is a rapidly deployable, remotely managed factory enabled by industrial digital technologies. The FIAB Demonstrator was built to show how manufacturers could adopt the latest digital technologies, which could be easily expanded, enable speedy ROI, and have the capability to be remotely managed. The FIAB showed an intelligent maintenance management system. End-to-end predictive maintenance with automated work order management.

What did Ultimo software do?

Ultimo played an important role in demonstrating the practical implementation of Industry 4.0 technology, as well as to evidence all aspects of Asset Management required for the ‘Factory In a Box.’’ This showcased how industry can gain a better insight into their assets and deliver efficient maintenance.

This leads to:

  • downtime reduction
  • performance improvement
  • life span extension of assets
“Ultimo met all of the project requirements and stood out thanks to its ability to integrate using open APIs. The product’s ease of use and customisability were also of a high standard for the project.”
Tom Winter
Manufacturing Technology Centre

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Van Merksteijn International
  • Periodical maintenance work is more streamlined.
  • More insight into the condition of the assets.
  • More complete picture of the maintenance costs.
  • More control over stock management of the warehouses and spare parts.
Broshuis B.V.
  • A savings of at least 1 FTE in time thanks to Ultimo.
  • Accelerating quality checks of > 1,500 assets with 60% to 70% time savings.
  • Ultimo Premium has brought the technical department, Improvement Team and the SHEQ department even closer together.
  • Overall quality and safety improvement.
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Kris Sage Sales Director
kris.sage@ultimo.com

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