Empower opened a new Smart Factory in Hamina
The Smart Factory being completed in Hailikari in Hamina, Southeast Finland, significantly strengthens Empower’s position as an enabler of a smart society and the trailblazer in its sector. The factory provides centralized maintenance services for different industrial sectors using the latest in IoT technology and data collection.
– We will also consolidate the development of digital smart technology products and services in Hamina. Our factory in Hamina is a state-of-the-art “laboratory”, or a model factory, where we apply the services we have developed and where conventional industry exploits the latest technological advances. Smart ERP influences everything that takes place in the factory, says Vesa Ikonen, Director, Empower’s Smart Industry business.
Real-time data collection and operational transparency provide up-to-date data for every level of our own organization as well as for customers and subcontractors. The opportunities for improving the efficiency of operations and optimizing production conditions are almost limitless.
"We want our new factory to be an unparalleled example of a modern smart factory that serves customers transparently, providing high quality, and that encourages everyone to make use of the latest opportunities offered by the IoT."
– We want our new factory to be an unparalleled example of a modern smart factory that serves customers transparently, providing high quality, and that encourages everyone to make use of the latest opportunities offered by the IoT. A modern smart factory is never fully completed: with smart systems collecting data, operations can be constantly developed, adds Ikonen.
At the same time, a safe, ergonomic and modern working environment enhances employee wellbeing. The principles of sustainable development are at center stage in our operations – after all, they are closely linked with economical operations and competitiveness.