Efficiency grows with the production capacity
Ecofrost is growing rapidly. The family business from Peruwelz has been one of the fastest growing companies in our country in the past few years. Ecofrost creates private label frozen fries and other frozen potato specialities. 90 percent of the production is exported. The company invested in a fourth line a short while ago. It used this opportunity to invest in an IT solution which aimed to provide information to optimise all processes.
Ecofrost commissioned the fourth production line in November 2016. The implementation of Ikologik Industrial Cloud took place at the same time.
Production manager Jeannot Hoflack: "We needed a solution that enabled reporting and would send alerts if the parameters deviated from the standard by too much. Ikologik Industrial Cloud offers all these options. We can track data in real time and our mailbox regularly receives reports that show us whether everything is going smoothly. The system enables us to rapidly address potential issues so that we can intervene before the issue actually occurs. We have prevented interruptions multiple times in the past six months thanks to this."
Ecofrost quickly noticed that this had a positive effect on the operational processes. "We were no longer losing time looking for data as these are stored centrally and can be consulted quickly. This enables us to efficiently address lurking issues before they arise. We can also quickly and easily set up additional parameters ourselves. Our efficiency grows along with our production capacity thanks to this system."
Ikologik Industrial Cloud is already tracking 1300 parameters at Ecofrost. The open architecture of the platform ensures that all devices can connect with it and correspondingly offers the opportunity to take the step to the Internet of Things.