LONDON, Aug. 18, 2016 (Press Release) -Greycon first implemented its advanced scheduling tool (S Plan) at Fedrigoni’s Salto site in 2010. At the time the site was owned by international French group ArjoWiggins. The Brazilian subsidiary of ArjoWiggins was later acquired by Italian group Fedrigoni in 2015. Fedrigoni are a leading international player in the production and sale of various types of paper running for more than 125 years. Fedrigoni owns 13 factories worldwide, producing more than 470,000 tonnes per year of paper and films, and 705 million m2 per year of self-adhesive products.
Greycon’s S Plan solution has successfully worked at the Salto site for more than 6 years now, with both ArjoWiggins and current owners Fedrigoni. S Plan was developed in 1988 as one of Greycon’s premier advanced scheduling solutions and with the release of the Greycon suite v7.6 in November 2012, S-Plan was replaced by opt-Studio.
The implementation of S-Plan in 2010 was so successful, both in terms of reducing production costs and yielding excellent results spanning for more than 6 years that Fedrigoni have decided to extend the Greycon scope to their Jundiaí site as well. The implementation at the Jundiaí site is due to be completed by the end of November 2016. It will include Greycon’s world class trim optimisation system, opt-Studio, as well as Greycon’s X-Trim solutions, integrating with ERP (Protheus). Working seamlessly together the Greycon solution will optimise Fedrigoni’s trim and scheduling performance as well as increasing their production levels.
Greycon will also be upgrading the current S-Plan system at Fedrigoni’s Salto site to their latest GreyconSuite GR8.8 by the end of August 2016. Testing has already been carried out at the site, on which Greycon received very positive feedback regarding the new ‘tool’ opt-Studio. Abder Guezour, Sales Director at Greycon states; “We are very pleased with the excellent results our solutions have produced for Fedrigoni. The upgrade at Fedrigoni’s Salto site and further scope of work at the Jundiaí site is a testament to our continued efforts developing and improving our products to get the best results for our clients.”
Greycon is the world’s leading provider of production planning, scheduling and manufacturing execution systems that have been designed specifically for coil-based & flat sheet industries. Greycon operate throughout the world. Greycon’s strength is the extensive range of specialist software solutions for Paper & Board, Plastic Films & Flexible Packaging, Nonwovens, metals and Converting industries supported by powerful optimisation algorithms and a highly experienced team of consultants.
Since its foundation in 1888, Fedrigoni has specialised in fine paper for printing, editing, labels, bookbinding, packaging and paper products.
While this remains very much at the heart of the business, the company continually creates new paper processes and technologies that satisfy the ever-changing aesthetic and technical demands of the market.
Thanks to an advanced logistics system benefiting from 11 warehouse branches in Italy and seven abroad, Fedrigoni builds strong relationships with customers and provides them with highly tailored services, with very fast turnaround times.