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Operational and sustainability gains

27 July 2023

ROCKWELL AUTOMATION reports that Profol – the first German user of the Fiix cloud-based, AI-powered computerised maintenance management system (CMMS) – is already realising significant improvements in its maintenance activities and, as a direct result, its quality levels, and operations too.

Profol specialises in the production of high-quality cast polypropylene films for various applications, including automotive, building and construction, electronics, flooring, furniture, and packaging. The company prides itself on its quality, individualised customer solutions and strong customer retention, and is an award winner in the fields of recyclability, mono-material solutions and sustainability.

Recognising that its maintenance activities could be streamlined and enhanced, Profol introduced the Fiix CMMS platform to improve its operational performance and quality levels by gathering, analysing and sharing important operational data for management oversight and process improvement. In parallel, Fiix has also underpinned sustainability improvements, through speed of repairs, reduced waste and the removal of multiple manual protocols.

Malte Dieckelmann, vice president enterprise software sales, EMEA, Rockwell Automation explains: “Profol provides a perfectly illustrated example of what Fiix is designed to achieve. By extracting the right data and then putting it in the hands of those who can make the biggest difference, Profol has revolutionised its maintenance activities by cutting out the inefficiencies and scheduling issues inherent in more manual processes.”

Hannes Becker, assistant technical manager and Fiix product leader at Profol explains: “We have experienced significant improvements in time to repair, quality, sustainability, and waste reduction since implementing Fiix's maintenance management software. Prior to using it we faced multiple challenges with time-consuming searches for spare parts, compounded by a lack of comprehensive information about equipment. However, with the implementation of Fiix, we see much shorter search times, improved orientation of the equipment, and simplified maintenance processes.”

In the long term, Profol is looking to automate spare-parts-purchasing processes and integrating Fiix with its existing ERP and MES systems; capabilities which will further streamline maintenance management processes and increase efficiency across all its operations.