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Success Story: APPE

APPE---Success-StoryAPPE is the leading plastic rigid packaging manufacturer of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) preforms, bottles and containers in the UK. They supply some of the biggest household brands and have a presence in a wide range of markets, such as food, beverages, household and personal care.

The company’s Wrexham plant produces injection moulded preforms and low moulded containers for major blue chip companies in the soft drinks, food, household and personal care industries. These companies rely on APPE to supply high volumes of preforms and containers with exacting quality standards often at relatively short notice.

SolutionsPT have been working with APPE since 2004 and as the relationship has developed many benefits have been realised. This case study takes a deep dive into the issues APPE were originally seeking to address, the systems put in place to resolve these issues, and the consequent benefits.

Goals

  • Reduce downtime
  • Improve root cause analysis
  • Improve OEE
  • Improve capacity without increasing operational costs

Challenges

  • Manual Excel and paper-based reporting
  • No ‘single version of the truth’
  • No real-time analytics capability
  • Segregated data silos preventing a joined up analytics strategy
  • Exacting customer standards require time consuming quality
  • checks that constrained capacity

Solution Overview

  • Real-time trend analysis and KPI analytics
  • Centralised high performance data repository (Historian)
  • Implementation and support services

Please download ‘APPE’ Success Story to read more

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