LAUSANNE, Switzerland (08 November 2016) – Tetra Pak has today launched a new version of the Tetra Pak® PlantMaster, enabling manufacturers to programme their entire plant through a single data management system. The upgrade includes the Tetra Pak PlantMaster MES Suite (Manufacturing Execution Systems), a new software programme specifically designed for the food and beverage industry, which provides a user-friendly interface.
In the food and beverage industry, manufacturers often have equipment from different suppliers in one plant, using separate information systems. Some of these machines even require manual data collection. With the new software, the Tetra Pak PlantMaster provides a single set of tools that integrate all operations, from incoming raw materials to finished, palletised products. This gives manufacturers complete control of the plant. It streamlines data collection, facilitates accurate data analysis and, ultimately, improves efficiency.
Jose Luis Campillos, owner of DAFSA, Spain, said: “A plant management system has to let us easily calculate every part of an operation, allow us to optimise the processes and make us more efficient. With the new Tetra Pak PlantMaster, we will have all the information needed for planning and production management”.
Charles Brand, Executive VP Product Management and Commercial Operations at Tetra Pak said: “The new Tetra Pak PlantMaster provides customers with a simple end-to-end solution by unifying plant control in one single data system. We are pleased to see that customers find value in this new system, reducing complexity in their management processes and increasing productivity, which in turn, positively impacts the bottom line”.
The new Tetra Pak PlantMaster is available globally as an upgrade to existing services, or as a new installation. It is being profiled at the Tetra Pak booth during Gulfood Manufacturing 2016, taking place this week at the Dubai World Trade Centre.