Browar Warka Brews Competitive Formula

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Challenge
Grupa Żywiec SA - Browar Warka is the second biggest brewery in the Żywiec Group in Poland. When faced with competitive pressures that demanded greater production efficiencies, Browar Warka turned to the Proficy suite of applications.

 

Solution Overview

Increasing the effectiveness of bottling was the first priority and the Proficy Plant Applications Efficiency module offered the right mix of rich reporting and easy connectivity to data from existing automation platforms and systems. In the evaluation of different solutions, Browar Warka was particularly impressed with Proficy's capability to model complex production lines in such a way that the true "culprit machine" that led to a line stoppage could be identified.

By getting past the complexity of the line interactions, plant engineers now have a common platform providing accurate, timely information that supports both real-time fixes as well as historical analysis of efficiency losses.

“We know which direction we are heading in. We know that we have
to focus on more automatic and precise control of the production
process.” -
Krzysztof Żyrek, Production Director

Results

With a detailed picture of capacity losses and their causes in hand, Browar Warka's team has been able to focus its efforts on high-priority issues, resulting in:

  • 39% reduction in mechanical and control-related downtime events
  • Related recovery in throughput
  • Higher maintenance and troubleshooting productivity

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