Friday 22 November 2013

Ubisense wins another Smart order

Ubisense plc of Cambridge, UK, a market leader in real time location intelligence solutions, has announced that a ‘large European automotive manufacturer’ has deployed its Smart Factory System to another of its production lines.

Ubisense declines to name the customer but it acknowledges that Aston Martin, BMW, Cummins and Fiat are key amongst its customer base. On the basis of this the new order could be from BMW.

The order, valued at approximately €700,000 is part of a global framework agreement with the manufacturer that covers more than 100 sites and this represents the fourth installation since production acceptance was granted in July this year.

The Smart Factory System brings many benefits to automotive manufacturers including providing visibility and control across the assembly and finishing areas. This enables manufacturers to reduce costs by eliminating non-value added search processes and by reducing work in progress, resulting in significantly reduced vehicle production times.

Equipment partners of Ubisense include Atlas Copco and Daifuku, the materials handling specialist.

Richard Green, Ubisense chief executive officer, said: “This is the fourth win in almost as many months with the same leading European automotive manufacturer and it highlights that adoption of our Smart Factory System across further production facilities can be achieved rapidly given the technology has already been integrated into the manufacturer’s Manufacturing Execution System. Our Smart Factory System is experiencing solid sales momentum. An increasing number of manufacturers recognise the compelling business case for utilitising real time location intelligence to provide visibility and control to their complex production processes.   

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