Supplies at Work: Optimizing production management of flexible pipes and more

Supplies at Work: Honeywell selected to drive production efficiency at paper mill

Honeywell ( has been selected by Kahramanmaras Kagit Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (, a Turkish paper manufacturer, to deploy its Experion MX Quality Control System (QCS) and Experion Process Knowledge Control System (PKS) at a new paper mill based in Kutahya, Turkey.

The facility, which is due to be completed in May 2012, will produce de-inked newsprint, as well as printing and writing paper. The Experion PKS system will support startup and maintenance, while the Experion MX QCS will be used to monitor consistent paper quality using constant measurement of all critical variables to meet the high standards demanded by the customers.

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Supplies at Work: ABB wins five-year Full Service agreement in South Africa

ABB ( has signed a five-year ABB Full Service contract with Nampak Corrugated ( to manage maintenance and improve overall efficiency at the company’s Rosslyn Paper Mill in Pretoria, South Africa. Under the agreement, ABB will manage all maintenance operations at the paper mill to improve equipment efficiency and increase production output while reducing operating costs.

Nampak manufactures a diverse range of paper, plastic, metal and glass packaging products. The Rosslyn mill manufactures recycled-based paper for a variety of corrugated packaging products, supplied by Nampak’s Corrugated operations.

Under the agreement, ABB will manage all maintenance to improve productivity and equipment reliability at the mill, and retain and develop all existing maintenance staff and management. ABB will train the staff in pulp and paper industry-specific predictive maintenance and management practices. In addition, ABB will provide process optimization, energy consulting, equipment lifecycle services at the site, as well as manage all third-party subcontractors and suppliers.

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Supplies at Work: Technip optimizes production management of flexible pipes

Technip (, a manufacturer of flexible pipes for the oil and gas industry, has implemented IFS Applications ( at the Flexi France site in order to consolidate its production management in project mode and to support its growth. The solution, integrated by Capgemini ( and deployed in July, 2011, will also be rolled out in the United Kingdom, Malaysia and Brazil.

Flexi France has manufactured and installed over 10,000 kilometers of flexible pipes since 1974. The company was seeking an integrated project-oriented solution covering all the aspects of its business. In order to meet production management objectives for all its manufacturing sites and to counter the growing demand for routing to end users, Technip decided to deploy IFS Applications at all its pipe factories as well as at Duco Ltd. in Newcastle, a site producing umbilicals — assemblies of steel and/or hydraulic tubes, electrical cables, and fiber optics used to inspect undersea facilities.