IIoT Digital Transformation for Major Food & Drink Manufacturer

Data every 60 seconds

£20,000 energy saving

We worked with one of the largest importers of produce in the UK to gain connectivity of industrial assets within multiple packaging sites in the UK. The initial goal was to retrieve energy data and asset performance data to feed into the company’s OEE metrics. These facilities contained process lines, refrigeration plants, and multiple sub-metered areas throughout. Before working with Hark, the company had no central location to visualise data, and in some cases no way to collect data at all.

The organisation understood that to make big efficiency/performance gains and energy savings, they would need cloud connectivity and automatic data collection. In other words, a real-time asset and energy management system.

The 2022 energy crisis applied additional pressure on energy-intensive businesses and the push for net-zero emissions has created a huge need for cloud technology, smart buildings, and energy monitoring software.

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Unlocked Energy Monitoring and Asset Performance Data

Becoming a digitally-enabled estate

Senior solutions architect, Brad Halstead on electrical site survey
"Centralising process and energy data into a single location has helped the client to increase efficiency and reduce waste throughout their estate and provided a robust digital transformation framework for the organisation to build on and develop."
Jordan Appleson
CEO - Hark

Secure Connectivity

A secure IIoT platform

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Key Features and Services

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Key Outcomes

What were outcomes of the project and how did it benefit the client?

Energy and Asset Efficiency ⚡️

The ability to monitor energy and asset usage accurately helped improve performance of assets and lead to energy savings as well.

Insightful Data & Analytics 🔎

Access to crucial data insights is essential for the business, whether for reporting, regulation or to make improvements to processes.

Industry 4.0 Ready 🤖

With the shift towards smart factories, the integration of cloud-connected systems has positioned the company to be at the forefront of a digital-first future.

Reduced Maintenance Costs 🔧 

Predictive maintenance enabled by the Triggers and Alerting features of The Hark Platform helps to plan callouts more efficiently and reduces maintenance costs by using real-time data and forecasting.

Better Maintenance Planning 🛠

Predictive maintenance enabled by the Triggers and Alerting features of The Hark Platform helps to plan callouts more efficiently and reduces maintenance costs by using real-time data and forecasting.

Reducing Hardware Requirements 🔋

Accurate insight into the health of assets helps the company determine if an asset needs to be replaced or just repaired, reducing the need for additional hardware, and cutting costs.

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