Stefanini, a $1B global IT provider announced in Brazil through its affiliate IHM Engineering that the company is investing heavily in technology solutions focused on Industry 4.0. For over 20 years in the market, IHM has managed multidisciplinary industrial projects in several segments: mining, steel, chemistry, pulp and paper, agribusiness, food, automotive, energy, oil, and gas.
According to Augusto Moura, CEO of IHM Engineering, solutions with the most disruptive characteristics exceed the context of industrial automation and cover the integrated context of Operational Technology (OP) and Information Technology (IT). This is due to the fact that these technologies—in alignment with the concepts of Industry 4.0—involve everything from the generation of data in the plant to the processing of this information to generate results in the corporate business layer.
“Regarding industrial automation, there is a tendency to adopt the new IoT platforms for the integration of both new intelligent sensors and traditional sensors, which communicate through dedicated networks with legacy protocols,” says the executive. “Another interesting trend in industrial automation is the decentralization of control and supervision actions as M2M integration increases, that is, machine-to-machine communication, in addition to intensifying the presence of intelligence embedded in the equipment,” Mr. Moura adds.
Through its innovation team, the company offers customers disruptive solutions that contribute to efficiency improvement, cost reduction, variability reduction, production flexibility, predictive maintenance, and logistics. Among the new technologies is mobile applications, IoT integration platform, outdoor and indoor geolocation solutions, cognitive interfaces for an advanced user interface, big data, analytics, systems optimization, drones with image analysis and cloud computing.
“Direct results for companies include maximizing asset utilization, minimizing losses and input consumption, reducing human exposure to risks, and reducing uncertainties in product quality. As an indirect result, we have increased competitiveness, provided by better financial performance coming from the gains and savings generated by the adoption of new technologies,” Mr. Moura concludes.
Created in 1987, Stefanini is a $1B global IT provider of business solutions with locations in 40 countries. With more than 24,000 employees, Stefanini provides onshore, offshore and nearshore IT services, including application development services, IT infrastructure outsourcing (help desk support and desktop services), systems integration, consulting and strategic staffing.
Further information is available on company’s website: www.stefanini.com.