20 000 m2
narrow production space on two floors of 10 000 m2 each
Foam parts, foam dust, general production dust
On demand and fixed schedule
head of production at FoamPartner Switzerland AG
The collaboration with ENWAY in the area of driverless cleaning systems began in July 2020, so we have been using the system for six months now. I think both ENWAY and FoamPartner have been able to benefit from it. That’s why we have also decided to enter into a partnership agreement as part of this collaboration.
Our production and storage areas are vast due to the size of our products. We manufacture different kinds of foam, which are very large in terms of volume. The unique thing here is not just the volume, but also the considerable amount of dust that is produced in the course of cutting and milling the foam. This dust then settles in the storage areas, aisles and production hall. It takes a great deal of effort to clean everything, so automating the entire process makes absolute sense to us.
Head of Production bei der FoamPartner Switzerland AG
The advantages can be seen in the potential cost savings, of course, coupled with increased availability, as well as in the technology itself. Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things and automation in general are matters that are of interest to us here at FoamPartner. We are already using driverless transport systems at other locations, for example, so why not also use driverless cleaning systems in the interests of taking a sustainable approach to technologisation.
Here at FoamPartner, we already use autonomous and automated systems in day-to-day operations across the company. Particularly given the times in which we currently find ourselves, I think digitalisation is all the more important. The cleaning of buildings was one of the last areas where we hadn’t made use of artificial intelligence or autonomous systems and we now want to close the gap together with ENWAY.