Italy - February 2018
iGuzzini Illuminazione, a leading international group in the architectural lighting sector, announced that it has selected SAP S/4HANA® and SAP® Manufacturing Intelligence Integration (MII) as the foundation of its digital core and Industry 4.0 strategy. The new solutions will allow the company to obtain real time insights and visibility on production, and to have complete integration of the production processes with the business operations.
For iGuzzini, the culture of light is an element of both social and technological innovation: a vision that the group expresses as "Social Innovation Through Lighting".
Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0 light up the future of iGuzzini
In order to enable an efficient production in real time, iGuzzini has equipped itself with the newest generation of interconnected machineries for the creation of new products. Their goal is to achieve higher manufacturing precision and minimum set up, thanks to a direct integration of production design files arriving to numerically controlled machines connected to a network.
Once in place, iGuzzini will be able to ensure maximum productivity, allowing them to move from a traditional production and sales business model to an "as a service" model.
The product planning and the order of numerical priority will be transmitted to the operator through an information system connected to the other departments and suppliers in the context of extended supply chain, making data and information available to the entire production chain.
The project will be developed in collaboration with Techedge, who has been selected for its deep expertise in Industry 4.0 strategies and enablement, and who will support iGuzzini in addressing their Digital Transformation. iGuzzini has strengthened its digital transformation process leveraging on the SAP best practices methodology, choosing Techedge as the trusted adviser and system integrator able to support the group in this path of change.
"The innovative path of evolution towards Industry 4.0 for iGuzzini shows how this kind of technology is not to be considered exclusive to multinational companies, but also for medium-size companies that are leaders in their ecosystem” - says Gianni Pelizzo, Industry 4.0 Corporate Director at Techedge.
iGuzzini Illuminazione, founded in 1959, is a leading international group in the architectural lighting sector. It counts approximately 1,500 employees dedicated to the study, design and production of indoor and outdoor lighting systems in collaboration with the best architects, lighting designers, designers and research centers all over the world. Based in Italy, the company operates in over 20 countries across five continents. iGuzzini works to improve, with the light, the relationship between man and the environment through research, industry, technology and knowledge - in places of culture, work, retail, cities, infrastructures, hospitality & living.