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Advanced Manufacturing

Smart & Digital Factory

A key focus in 2016 was the automation of the production line. With collaborative robots, or cobots, Sirris is responding to the demand from industry for solutions to address, for example, performing repetitive or physically arduous work, for small batches and rapidly evolving environments. After expanding the infrastructure on our site in Diepenbeek, we launched a new site in Kortrijk (Belgium), specially focusing on technologies to support operators.

Brouwerij St. Bernardus looks into optimising packing department

Given the growing international popularity of special beers, Brouwerij St. Bernardus, or St. Bernard Brewery, realised its current way of working had reached the end of the line and so the brewery decided to optimise its production and other processes. In the packing department, the idea was to reduce the number of manual processes for both ergonomic and staffing reasons.

Sky Man optimizing production systems using QRM, even in an office environment

Sky Man International, based in Boom (Belgium), is a firm believer in continuous improvement of both its products and its production systems and order processing. In this light, it introduced QRM into its production department and offices. This new collaborative team approach has made lead times even shorter and has further improved internal operations.

Paumelles Liégeoises reviews its processes and makes efficiency gains

For 60 years now, Paumelles Liégeoises has been manufacturing a wide range of metal hinges, many of them in special limited series. The company asked Sirris to review its production processes and how these were managed. The aim was to find a way of continuing to deliver to its customers in 48 hours while limiting its stock, which had been causing losses for the company.

Streamlined processes producing seamless kitchen and home interior design

Emmanuel Fraeye, based in Ardooie, designs, builds and fits bespoke kitchens and interiors. To ensure that it can complete every project on time without compromising on quality, the company has streamlined its business processes with the help of Sirris.