Essity Leans on Digital Tools to Fortify Their Manufacturing Supply Chain
While Improving Machine Health and Productivity
Essity Implements Augury’s AI-Driven Machine Health solution to protect their critical operations and accelerate Digital Transformation across their manufacturing facilities
NEW YORK, NY — May 14, 2020 — Augury, a leading AI-based Machine Health solution provider, today announced that Essity, an innovative global leader in professional hygiene, consumer tissue and personal care products, has chosen Augury’s machine health solutions to help drive the digital transformation of its supply chain. Augury’s technology and expertise will help improve Essity’s critical production machine reliability and fortify Essity’s supply chain by reducing unplanned downtime and providing greater insights into the health and performance of crucial machinery. The companies are working together to digitize Essity’s world class production processes and continuously develop scalable smart manufacturing programs that will further increase Essity’s sustainability, quality, and productivity goals. Through the partnership, Augury will be wirelessly monitoring and diagnosing the health of all of Essity’s production operations worldwide spanning 14 countries.
“Essity is continuously looking for ways to improve our overall sustainability, efficiency and quality, but this is especially true when it comes to improving and evolving our supply chain,” said Olli Härkönen, Global Manufacturing Digitalization Director at Essity. “The world is depending on us to continue producing the products it needs, especially in these trying times — and our people are rising up to the challenge, as always. Augury’s Machine Health solution will help us continue our focus on digitalization while reducing manufacturing costs and increasing reliability.”
Augury’s end-to-end Machine Health solution provides industry leaders with early, actionable and comprehensive insights into machine health and performance. Upon installation, machine operators are notified by Augury’s continuous diagnostics at the first sign of any developing issues with detailed malfunction analysis and prescriptive maintenance recommendations. Even the slightest changes to a machine’s health status are carefully monitored, diagnosed, and relayed as straightforward, actionable insights. Augury’s digital solutions help manufacturers attract millennial talent by enabling maintenance and reliability professionals to collaborate and work remotely, no matter their location.
“We’ve been constantly impressed by Essity’s drive to push the envelope in digital supply chain and manufacturing,” said Saar Yoskovitz, co-founder and CEO of Augury. “Essity’s program is an example of the kind of digital transformation efforts that leading companies around the world are starting to embrace to drive down costs and improve their resilience. Machine health is a foundational aspect of ensuring production processes more effective and the world is depending on us both to deliver.”
To learn more about Augury’s Machine Health solution, visit www.augury.com.
Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company. We are dedicated to improving well-being through our products and services. Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and other strong brands, such as JOBST, Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. Essity has about 46,000 employees. Net sales in 2019 amounted to approximately SEK 129bn (EUR 12.2bn). The company’s headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and Essity is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Essity breaks barriers to well-being and contributes to a healthy, sustainable and circular society. More information at www.essity.com.
Augury is building a world where people can always rely on the machines that matter. Augury supports its partners by enabling Digital Transformation through superior insights into the health and performance of the machines they use to make products, deliver services and improve lives. To learn more about Augury’s machine health solutions, visit www.augury.com.
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