Siemens Digital Industries wins productivity contract with malt manufacturer05 April 2019

Siemens Digital Industries has secured a major international productivity and technology programme with Boortmalt Group.

Malt manufacturer Boortmalt has signed up to a digital programme that is designed to reduce costs by up to 30% across its business.

Starting at Boortmalts’ Malton facility in North Yorkshire, before potentially being rolled out across other Boortmalt sites, the plan will see Siemens conduct an audit of the Malton plant. This will include the analysis of its utility consumption, raw material usage, machine performance and production processes, which are key cost areas in the large-scale manufacture of malting malt.

Boormalt has ambitions to reduce its water consumption by 50% between 2010 and 2025, as well as reduce carbon emissions by 60% between 2010 and 2030. Both targets will be reached by deploying state of the art tech and boosting productivity.

Siemens is also working towards a range of targets and the deal is underpinned by a tailored innovative commercial model that de-risks financial performance metrics.

Peter Nallen (below, right), COO at Boortmalt, explains: “From a commercial, environmental and competitiveness perspective, Boortmalt is totally committed to delivering value to their customers. We think we can make a great product for our customers and improve our productivity at the same time so it’s a win-win.

“Siemens’ track record in this area, combined with its de-risked financing capital investment model means we can achieve Boortmalt’s sustainability strategy with confidence.”

Brian Holliday (below, left), MD of Siemens Digital Industries, says: “We employ a range of investigative and digital tools to work with our customers and have found that manufacturers like Boortmalt can achieve productivity improvement and reduced cost, whilst lowering their carbon footprint when we co-create solutions.

“We also aim to add more value than traditional technology suppliers though our risk-based approach and I’m looking forward to working with Peter and his team to help unlock the next stage of improvements in Boortmalt’s excellence journey.”

Other major manufacturers who have partnered with Siemens Digital Industries’ through similar productivity programmes in the UK include Pilkington Glass, Kingspan and Encirc.

Adam Offord

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