Bharat Fritz Werner Ltd (BFW) has announced its partnership with WIN Automation Solutions to jointly offer customers modular scalable and comprehensive factory automation solutions in milling, turning and special purpose machines. These solutions consist of smart machines, intelligent material handling/automation systems synchronising the material flow to manufacturing/assembly needs, providing data analytics to maximize OEE, productivity, quality, inventories etc.
Praful Shende, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, BFW, told AutoParts Asia that this partnership will help BFW to cater to the automation requirements of its customers in almost all the segments. While solutions offered along with Universal Robots are confined to components of 10 kg and to automate machines, the solutions offered along with WIN are to automate, along with vision systems, the entire factory, starting from the material flow to the flow of information. Since seamless integration of material, information flow and digital environment with deployment of comprehensive Industry 4.0-compliant solutions are going to be key imperatives for manufacturing companies in India and in Asia, these solutions are going to be very helpful.
According to Pratik Kumar, CEO, Wipro Infrastructure Engineering (WIN), with the balanced automation, offered by both the partners, the productivity increase will be up to 20 percent with RoI of less than two years. It will help the users to have better planning as the system inculcates organised work flow. The ability to respond to the changing needs is key and the automation solutions will enable users to cater to their customers qualitatively faster, Shende said.
Industrial automation for manufacturing is a USD150 billion opportunity globally and India is a nascent market. It is expected to grow rapidly and exponentially. Indian Manufacturing is poised to grow to USD1 trillion by 2025 and will be ranked among the top three economies of the world. To accomplish this, manufacturing sector has to overcome challenges related to productivity, competitiveness, flexibility and agility of response to swiftly changing business environment. Wipro Infrastructure Engineering is a diversified business with expertise spanning over four decades of engineering and manufacturing excellence in the fields of Hydraulics, Industrial Automation, Aerospace, Water treatment and Additive manufacturing.