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Digitize Packaging Process: How OzPak Boosted its Efficiency

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By Emilie A Lachance - June 05, 2020

OzPak has partnered with Ailytic and Worximity to manage and improve operational performance at its packaging facility in the Victoria, Australia. OzPak has implemented the Worximity Smart Factory suite comprising TileConnect sensors and TileBoard software on two wine bottling lines, giving real-time monitoring and control of metrics such as Availability, Performance, Downtime and Efficiency to assist management in driving efficiency and productivity gains.

Andrew Macpherson, CEO for OzPak said, “OzPak is a key partner to the Australian and Global Wine Industry, and as part of our strategy, we continue to strive for ways to improve customer service and increase efficiency in our operations. The solution deployed by Ailytic immediately increased our understanding of line performance, stoppages, crew and shift performance and equipment characteristics. After just a few weeks we are using the insights to change the way we operate for the better.”

“Ailytic focusses on delivering rapid insights and we strongly believe there is a lot of opportunity to optimise existing facilities” said James Balzary, CEO of Ailytic who delivers the Worximity capability in the Asia-Pacific region. “The installation at OzPak was completed in a number of hours including sensors, software, and mobile devices. Andrew and the OzPak team have a compelling vision about how to improve the wine packaging industry and we are pleased to partner with them on that journey, starting with sensors then looking at more advanced scheduling and optimisation solutions”.


Yannick Desmarais, CEO of Worximity says: “The global wine packaging industry is a rapidly growing market for our Industry 4.0 technologies and we are focussed on delivering continued innovation that assists these companies package product more effectively and efficiently. Welcome aboard OzPak!”

“Worximity and Ailytic have strongly-aligned visions of enabling machine connectivity and deploying real-time analytics then adding optimisation” says Angelica Potes, Head of Worximity’s Global Channel Partners Program. “Ailytic is an exceptional partner, impressively expanding our reach to the Asia Pacific region and providing pro-active turn-key services to our clients.”

About OzPak

Located in Central Victoria, Ozpak offers a complete range of contract wine bottling and packaging services, including: two 6000ph bottling lines, storage of bulk wine; laboratory services; labelling; coding; packaging; warehousing and distribution.

For further information, go to www.OzPak.com.au.

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About Worximity

Worximity Technology Inc. comprises a multidisciplinary team of programmers, data scientists, analysts and engineers who develop and market the smart industrial technologies of tomorrow. Since it was founded in 2011, Worximity has helped to improve the performance of more than 1000 production lines worldwide thanks to its connectivity solutions, which enable factory managers and workers to monitor their production in real time. This 24/7 visibility improves efficiency, reduces lost time and down time, and fosters better cooperation in industrial facilities. The company has also taken on a leadership role in the promotion of IIoT and Industry 4.0 in the manufacturing industry around the world.

For further information, go to www.worximity.com.

About Ailytic

Ailytic is an Australian company delivering performance management and optimisation solutions to manufacturing, food and beverage, packaging and general process and discrete industries. Ailytic’s sensors and software enable insights that generate significant returns by utilising real-time metrics, artificial intelligence and predictive analytics to improve plant performance and create value. Headquartered in Adelaide, South Australia, Ailytic’s award winning technology, service and approach is delivering value to local and global organisations including Treasury Wine Estates, Accolade Wines, Pernod Ricard Winemakers, OzPak, Angove Family Winemakers, Glencore Agribusiness, Saputo-Warrnambool Cheese and Butter and Oliveri Sinks.

For more information go to www.ailytic.com.



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