If your company acts on the industrial manufacturing market, either you already have an implemented warehouse automation system or you are thinking about implementing in your intralogistics factory setup. Industrial Automation “boom” is about to get real, and companies of multiple industries are more concerned than ever to automated all the processes, to reduce mistakes and waste production hours.
Information may be your biggest challenge. Studies show that the data flow in an industrial company is most of the times humanly impossible to manage, from your suppliers to your costumer’s data.
Supply Chain processes connect multiple divisions in an industrial organization. Either you connect an Automated Guided Vehicle with an Overhead Conveyor, or implementing a Production System with an Automated Storage and Retrieval System. Due to the complexity of most supply chains, the procedures need a controlled link between all the departments and even external partners. The miscommunication and delays can be solved in a warehouse automation system that keeps the data compatible between all the information flows.
Your costumers are surely the most important stakeholder in your company. Due to the complexity of the supply chain sometimes the interactions between your costumer and your company get lost.
Meeting deadlines can be a test on your costumer’s confidence, and helps to nurture your business partnership. This is one of the most relevant decisions marking criteria when choosing a supplier. Your goal is to increase the lifetime value of your client.
The main reason to upgrade to a Warehouse Automation is to respond to the costumer’s needs. Nowadays, on the industrial market, costumers demand fast delivery lead times regardless of the project complexity and what it implies to the supply chain. That when automation comes in.
by Pinto Brasil
Pinto Brasil and SEW Eurodrive embraced the AGV Movis500 SmartVision project. This technology partnership was presented at the 17th International Fair of Machinery, Equipment and Services for Industry. The new version of AGV features SmartVision’s simultaneous location and mapping technology.
The Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) is an intralogistic material transport and production support equipment. Its flexibility and cost-effectiveness are crucial for the right balance between automation and manual activities, as well as the efficient management of process organization systems and IT solutions. The use of the AGV Movis500 SmartVision allows the integration of flows and automatic transport, as well as better coordination of tasks and management of the timings of delivery of different products.
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The German-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently had a visit to our headquarters, which attended 22 partners of CCILA. The visit started with a welcome message from the Business Developer at Pinto Brasil, Gonçalo Castro, followed by the CTO of GenSYS, Paulo Martins, that explained the company vision about “Smart manufacturing Systems – Industry 4.0”. The software developed by the company, allows companies to produce massively personalized products, in order to align with the market needs. António Brasil, the General Manager of Pinto Brasil, made an overview of the last three years, focusing on the importance of Innovation, Strategic Cooperation, and a goal-oriented vision.
The Portuguese export champion sector does not have the glamor of fashion or the history of Port wine, but it is in engineering with international competitors like Germany and in price with the astute Turks.
Pinto Brasil Group has increased its turnover 22% per year, on average, since 2014, to the 40.1 million euros forecast this year. Of this value, 89.2% will be exports in 2017 to more than 30 markets worldwide, especially Germany, France, the USA, Eastern Europe and North Africa. In 2018, Pinto Brasil Group expects to grow more than 20% in turnover thanks to the expansion of the Guardizela factory (Guimarães) and plans to build a new factory in Santa Maria da Feira in the next two years. To the 600 people that today work in “Pinto Brasil” will soon be joined by another 200.
“One of our key drivers of success is the development of new and innovative products, such as a storage system with more than 12m in the USA or the latest generation electric test systems made especially for Airbus,” said Manuel Brasil, CEO of the group. The R&D department has 30 employees dedicated exclusively to innovation “both in internal manufacturing processes and in launching new product families”.
Although the national production is at the level of the best and at competitive prices, Manuel Brasil says that they cannot compete only for price or quality. “Working exclusively for the price is too dangerous and reductive, since the capital return is very small, and because there will continue to be countries whose local situation is more favorable to this type of manufacturing,” said the Chairman.
“Quality is something that has to be innate to all products and services. The premise that must be guaranteed is not to fall into situations of “excess” quality, everything that is included in a product that does not have value to the customer is in fact a cost to the manufacturer,” he explained.
Considering that the sector is able to continue to grow in the short and medium term, essentially due to the merit of our business fabric, Manuel Brasil fears only the threat of a lack of qualified human resources. “If there isn´t a stategic national plan for training schools in this area, I do not know for how long this growth can be sustained,” he warned.
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Pinto Brasil has had, since the beginning of November, a brand new website. From now on, all the employees and customers will have access to a completely renewed website, with new functions, a modern design and a more user-friendly navigation.
The new website intends to be one more step in the constant improvement of the communication with our clients, our providers, our partners and our visitors. Starting today, you can access contents about the solutions that we propose for each activity sector, as well as information about our equipment.
In order to reinforce our online presence, the new website is fully integrated with the group’s social networks profiles (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn), and it has an area dedicated to Recruitment.
Pinto Brasil – Industrial Machinery Factory was participating for the second time in the Productronica 2017, in Munich, from 14 to 17 November.
This was a fair of great importance for the consolidation of the company’s commercial and internationalization strategy and its main objective was the presentation of new industrial solutions and the strengthening of ties with partners.
On the 7th of November, Pinto Brasil participated as a speaker in the 5th Conference organized by the Eletrical and Computer Engineering students’ nucleus of University of Beira Interior.
Pinto Brasil was represented by Human Resources and Engineering Departments and presented a lecture focused on the advances of industry 4.0 and the functions performed by an engineer in Pinto Brasil’s Engineering Department.
Pinto Brasil – Industrial Machinery Factory will be present at the biennial Productronica 2017 fair, which will take place from 14 to 17 November in Munich, Germany.
Pinto Brasil participates for the 2nd time in the largest international event in the area, and this presence follows the consolidation of the company’s commercial and internationalization strategy and its main objective is the presentation of the new industrial solutions of Pinto Brasil and to further close the ties with its partners.
On September 29, at the invitation of the Association of Young Entrepreneurs Portugal-China, Pinto Brasil participated in another fair to publicize job offers. The Human Resources and Marketing team were present at the DOMUS CAPITAL building, in Valongo, to make known the company and also the Pinto Brasil Group, as well as all areas of work and open employment opportunities.
On 12th January, Pinto Brasil Group had the honour to welcome Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI), represented by Eng. Mira Amaral and Dr. Miguel Medina.
The aim of this visit was to promote the strategic partnerships in projects of common interest, namely in the Development and innovation field, as it is a very important matter for Pinto Brasil Group.
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