Smart Factory – Product monitoring and leveled production

Project Nr: 17.393
Total Investment: 4.043.915,20 euros
Total Eligible Investment: 3.601.910,68 euros
Incentive: 1.611.272,71 euros
Project Location: SANTIAGO DE RIBA-UL


Project summary:

IMA’s vision is to position itself as an international reference for the supply of technically complex molds, up to 30 tons, with high added value and differentiation, aimed at the demanding automotive industry. In this sense, its strategic objectives are (i) qualified growth through automation, state-of-the-art production equipment, the integration of phases of the production process and through the optimization of resources; (ii) sales growth in the current typology of customers; (iii) strong international presence, promoting sales growth especially in the geographical markets where it already operates (and in which are the main players in the automotive industry); (iv) adoption of new management philosophies; (v) expansion and qualification of human resources, with reflections on their performance and their involvement and motivation.


Project Description:

This project materializes an application of the lean thinking philosophy, assuming a strong emphasis in the area of flexible production planning systems, through an intelligent system of monitoring system of the mold components, capable of making the identification and automatic recording throughout the production process, allowing to track and monitor the evolution of components, thus avoiding waste that usually occurs in production processes.

In this way, the implementation of this project guarantees the application of a powerful traceability system, focusing on the three components with the greatest influence on the mold manufacturing process: the molding components system, the main mold components system (core and cavity), and the adjustment process system. This system was materialized through various production equipments and respective parts, associated with advanced software and interconnected to the company’s human resources.


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