Hero Spain improves quality and reduces costs using Rockwell Automation Change Management

Feb. 11, 2008
For Hero’s management team, the challenge is to maintain and improve the company’s status as the market leader for quality food products. This attention to detail at the company’s main factory in Alcantarilla, in southern Spain, led to its association with Rockwell Automation to deliver secure and profitable manufacturing production solutions.
CHALLENGE: Recovering Assets After a DisasterWhen problems occur on the production line, it can be costly for food manufacturers to identify the issue and correct the problem. Prior to investing in the FactoryTalk® AssetCentre solution, Jose Domingo Aranda Peñaranda, Hero’s Automation Group Manager, explained that the production team would need to identify the problem and search for the asset’s correct PLC code or parameters file manually before then correcting the fault. “This manual approach took time and money and under pressure it was possible for staff to make mistakes and not take the correct PLC programming file or drive parameters file,” he said. “The consequences would be impacts on quality, regulation and productivity.”View the case study