As well as separators, the company, which has its headquarters in Oelde (Westphalia, Germany), also produces decanters and special products. The systems and devices are used for the mechanical clarification and separation of liquids for the foodstuff, chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, energy, shipping and environmental engineering industries. Over 50 Sales and Service companies belong to the GEA Westfalia Separator Group and look after their customers on-site.
Quick availability and safeguarding of system operations
GEA customers expect a long service life from their systems and devices, and expect high quality from every individual component. However, they would like these to become operational as quickly as possible, and any modernization or maintenance work to be managed without down times. In order to achieve this, the company implemented the CONEXO RFID system solution in June 2017 after a test phase of only four months. During this process, the company focused on:
- Assignment without requesting tenders
- Direct warehouse availability
- Accelerated manufacturing at GEA
- Faster qualification within the factory
- Optimized maintenance processes
In close collaboration with inevvo solutions, GEA digitalized their systems and devices, and inventoried, or more specifically, synchronized all valves on the CONEXO portal and in the CONEXO app. As a result, previous expenditure on project-specific pricing is no longer required. In addition, valves are stored in the warehouse independently of their project, which necessitates fast availability. As the allocation of valves only occurs in the final assembly stages, the systems and devices can now be supplied at short notice.