Swedish steel producer SSAB Europe has placed an order with SMS digital covering the transnational networking of digital solutions for a stronger exchange between its four production sites in Finland and Sweden.
Using the cloud-based SMS DataFactory, the steel producer will benefit from an improved, holistic flow of information of all plant data across the four locations Luleå and Borlänge in Sweden as well as Raahe and Hämeenlinna in Finland. The contract thus marks an important milestone for SSAB in the digitalization of its production processes on the way to the Learning Steelworks.
SMS DataFactory can be used as a data hub for seamless access to systems such as predictive plant monitoring, production planning as well as for quality and energy management. In particular, this allows to improve output and expand the product portfolio.
“To make our complex production lines “digital ready”, we need a deep understanding of all plants and processes in addition to comprehensive IT know-how. With SMS we selected a strong partner who has a deep understanding of both sides,” says Sakari Pahkala, Head of Strategic Automation and Digitalization Development at SSAB Europe.