Tetra Pak collaborates with Hexagon to enhance smart solutions platform

Virtual reality platform pilot project

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Tetra Pak, the world’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company, announces a collaboration with Hexagon’s PPM Division, the leading global provider of engineering software for the design, construction, and operation of plants, ships, and offshore facilities, to enhance Tetra Pak’s smart solutions platform. According to the company, the upgraded plant engineering platform will offer virtual visualization to improve collaboration with customers throughout the engineering process, speed up delivery and implementation and enable the use of digital twin technology over the entire plant lifecycle.

Operator and data visualization

New technologies and innovations are driving rapid change across the manufacturing sector to make smarter, more informed business decisions. The smart solutions platform is Tetra Pak´s digital plant engineering solution that integrates Hexagon’s software with Tetra Pak knowledge in food production. It will allow Tetra Pak to effectively collaborate with customers, colleagues, and suppliers globally in designing an entire production plant, making it easy to simulate, evaluate and select optimal solutions for specific customer’s needs. This development, which includes best practice concepts and reusable design, will not only enhance understanding and transparency but also ensure smoother project implementation, from faster on-site installation to customized optimization throughout the plant lifecycle, says the press statement.

Commenting on this, Marie Sandin, vice president – Projects, Engineering & Plant Automation, Tetra Pak said, “With Tetra Pak´s smart solutions platform, it will be easier for customers to do business with us. Collaboration in virtual space will make us more agile in both the projects and the lifecycle work.”

Marie Sandin, vice preseident – Projects, Engineering & Plant Automation, Tetra Pak.

“The advantage of choosing Hexagon is that we can visualize the complete offer, from an engineering tool suite to Industry 4.0 applications for future growth. And by choosing Tetra Pak, Hexagon collaborates with an important player in the food and beverage industry. The first pilot is already in development in Lund, and the global rollout will start in 2020,” continued Marie Sandin.

“We look forward to collaborating with Tetra Pak, a company that shares our commitment to drive digital and sustainable end to end solutions for the Food & Beverage industry. Its wealth of knowledge and expertise in food processing solutions, together with our future-proof asset information management and engineering design technologies, will certainly help customers achieve their goals,” said Mattias Stenberg, president – PPM Division, Hexagon.

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