Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, launched its first Smart Factory in the Philippines on March 15 at PEZA Rosario, Cavite.
With the rapid growth of technology and digitization, industries must understand the value of building or transitioning into a Smart Factory.
Schneider Electric believes that digital transformation throughout the industrial value chain is critical to consistently become globally competitive. As such, Smart Factories enable:
Reduced energy costs
Change of mindset
In 2017, Schneider Electric started transforming its Cavite Plant into a Smart Factory. By integrating EcoStruxureTM for Industry, local processes are continuously optimized while energy and production costs are minimized.
This innovation also improves the lifespan, usage and maintenance of the different equipment used across its sites, allowing Schneider Electric to deliver end-to-end operational efficiency with more dynamic control for better business results.
With the transformation of the Cavite Plant into a Smart Factory, Schneider Electric provided more than 1,400 employees in Cavite with training, upskilling and reskilling opportunities to help them take on higher-value jobs.
This enabled them to become empowered operators capable of making effective decisions on the factory floor pertaining to product assembly errors, electrical and temperature irregularities, production delays, and even equipment malfunctions.
Schneider Electric also has a goal of ZERO accident across its sites worldwide. Here in the Philippines, Schneider Electric’s Cavite sites are close to achieving 4,500 days—more than 12 years—since its last site accident.
Schneider Electric Philippines currently produces different varieties of uninterruptible power systems (UPS) units for home and industrial use.
The Cavite Plant joins Schneider Electric’s other Smart Factory showcase sites around the world such as France, China, India, and Indonesia.