Thailand’s First Smart Connected Factory Driving growth in an emerging ASEAN economy
Fujitsu has been helping the Siam City Cement Public Company Limited (SCCC) and its ITC subsidiary, INSEE Digital Company Limited to accelerate digital transformation for years. An example of this partnership is the transformation of SCCC’s cement factory in Saraburi Province, 2 hours’ drive from Bangkok, into a smart connected facility. Rolling out such new technologies and processes like machine learning, predictive analytics, remote tracking and contractor management systems, the factory has substantially improved operational efficiency and safety, and lowered maintenance costs. Following the success of this smart project, the parties are planning to implement the same technologies in overseas factories in other Asian countries.
The Digital Connected Plant is one of the major projects of SCCC that will drive efficiency and further cost reduction in our plant operations. Furthermore, SCCC hopes to contribute to the government’s agenda on Thailand 4.0 and to the country as a whole. Leveraging strong partnership with Fujitsu, we are able to deliver and implement the Digital Connected Plant project faster than expected without compromising quality. Making SCCC the first mover in IoT and giving us a competitive advantage in the cement industry in Thailand.
CEO, Siam City Cement Public Company Limited
Innovation is crucial for the growth of SCCC. Digitization is a key driver and incubator for innovation, that’s why we have such a strong focus on digital at SCCC. We drive our digital transformation across the full value chain, ensuring we capture all key innovation opportunities. Investing in industry 4.0, like our connected plant, is a great example of business, IT, digital and partners like Fujitsu collaborate and create exponential value.
Dennis van Heezik
CEO, INSEE Digital - a subsidiary of Siam City Cement Public Company Limited