Henkel Utilises AVEVA to Drive Industrial IoT Strategy to Achieve Sustainability Targets
Date: 05 September 2018
So far, 24 percent reduction in energy consumption, €15 million reduction of energy costs and 4.5 percent OEE improvement achieved, due in part to implementation of an AVEVA solution
AVEVA, a global leader in engineering and industrial software, today announced Henkel AG & Co. KGaA (Henkel), a €20 billion global industrial and consumer goods company, has experienced measurable success moving forward its Industrial IoT and digital transformation strategy by implementing an AVEVA Energy Monitoring System.1
Headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany, Henkel manages global operations across a highly distributed environment. The complexity is challenging, especially within an industry with frequent change, complex packaging and daunting sustainability targets. Henkel sought to reduce energy consumption by 30 percent in 2020 while supporting ISO 50001 certification, amongst others at its production sites. To reach this goal, Henkel needs to improve efficiency by an average of 5 to 6 percent each year.
“Henkel has a flair for implementing creative ideas to save energy effectively. The real challenge is having a good pool of data,” said Dr. Johannes Holtbrügge, Henkel EMS Project Manager.
To achieve its ambitious goals, Henkel created an innovative energy monitoring system leveraging Wonderware, part of AVEVA’s industrial software portfolio. Implemented as a digital, Industrial IoT platform, the company now has greater access to more relevant, timely data to improve operational flexibility and scalability.
The results have been impressive. The company’s sustainability and energy reduction program has already achieved a 24 percent reduction in energy consumption, resulting in a €15 million reduction of energy costs and a 4.5 percent Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) improvement. These improvements were due in part to their new AVEVA solution.
“We succeeded in making global energy consumption data available to our supply chain managers in real time,” said Dr. Dirk Holbach, Corporate Senior Vice President / Global Supply Chain Laundry & Home Care at Henkel.
“It is exciting to work with innovative industrial organisations that understand the power of digital transformation,” said Rashesh Mody, Vice President, Monitoring and Control Portfolio at AVEVA. “Our work with Henkel is a testament to the transformative power of industrial big data. By making this data available to plant operations, it can then be used to analyse and apply insights in many meaningful ways.”
Read the success story to see all of what this innovative industrial company has accomplished.
Henkel holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the adhesives market – across all industry segments worldwide. In its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories around the world. In 2017, Henkel reported sales of 20 billion euros. Henkel was founded in 1876. Today, the company employs more than 53,000 people globally. As a recognised leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international indices and rankings. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX.
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1 On March 1, 2018, Schneider Electric’s industrial software business and AVEVA combined to create a new global leader in engineering and industrial software. Learn more here.