November 2, 2017

Namibia Breweries Ltd, together with Schneider Electric minimize energy costs, and significantly improves sustainability

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LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Aug. 22, 2017 – Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced the success achieved at Namibia Breweries Limited, one of the leading beverage companies in the region. Namibia implemented a Schneider Electric Information Management solution to consolidate data collection and optimise operational visibility across brewing operations.

Namibia implemented a Schneider Electric Information Management solution to consolidate data collection and optimize operational visibility across brewing operations.

In 2013, Namibia installed a 1MW rooftop solar plant in order to enhance their sustainability blueprint and profitability, and eventually become completely energy self-sufficient. Suffice to say, gaining a centralised perspective on energy usage was difficult due to disparate utility management systems across NH3 cooling systems, solar, boilers, CO2 plants, water and power meters. In order to consolidate data acquisition, storage and reporting, Namibia implemented Schneider Electric Software’s historian.

“Having real-time information available at the click of a button is the key to a modern manufacturing business enterprise,” said Bernd Esslinger, Engineering Manager at Namibia Breweries.

“Energy consumption is one of the highest costs faced by food and beverage manufacturers today. Consolidated, contextualized real-time data is critical to effectively minimize utility management costs,” said Rob McGreevy, Vice President of Information, Operations and Asset Management at Schneider Electric. “We have helped Namibia improve operational performance by enabling better visibility and decision support across their value chain.”

With data now available from across brewing, packaging and distribution, users can work from a single source of truth. Daily, weekly and monthly reports show water, electricity, chemicals, thermal energy, solar generation, carbon dioxide and air consumption, comparing results with KPI targets. Critical production data is displayed on dashboards in real-time and linked to KPIs. In the future, Namibia can use this information to turn off non-critical plant equipment to increase sustainability and help avoid unnecessary costs.

“We were drawn to a Schneider Electric Software solution because of its scalability and ease of use, as well as their deep industry expertise and focus on customer needs,” said André Engelbrecht, Manager: Industrial Control Systems at Namibia Breweries.

“We were drawn to a Schneider Electric Software solution because of its scalability and ease of use, as well as their deep industry expertise and focus on customer needs,” said André Engelbrecht, Manager: Industrial Control Systems at Namibia Breweries.

“Energy consumption is one of the highest costs faced by food and beverage manufacturers today. Consolidated, contextualized real-time data is critical to effectively minimize utility management costs,” said Rob McGreevy, Vice President of Information, Operations and Asset Management at Schneider Electric. “We have helped Namibia improve operational performance by enabling better visibility and decision support across their value chain.”

A success story has been prepared with the details of this deployment. Learn more about Schneider Electric’s industrial information management and food and beverage solutions.

“Having real-time information available at the click of a button is the key to a modern manufacturing business enterprise,” said Bernd Esslinger, Engineering Manager at Namibia Breweries.

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About Schneider Electric 

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~€25 billion in FY2016, our 144,000 employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.
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