Wiring harness manufacturer KES deploys the software solution from DiIT
Krailling, March 15, 2019 – Wiring harness manufacturer KES has parted company with its previous manufacturing execution system and is now deploying the 4Wire CAO solution from DiIT, a leading provider of integrated software systems for wiring harness production.
KES in Vratimov, Czech Republic, has implemented the 4Wire CAO (Cutting and Assembly Optimization) solution in its factory and is using it to control the cutting area for the production of wiring harnesses for headlights and lighting installations. KES is also using the 4Wire CAO software to produce wiring harnesses for the electrical industry.
Previously KES used its own MES (Manufacturing Execution System) for production but this did not have an optimization function nor any machine interfaces. The DiIT solution, on the other hand, is considered to be the leading MES for the cutting area and pre-assembly of wiring harnesses. It has access to continuously updated machine interfaces and captures and analyses machine data, which is then used as a basis on which to optimize production. 4Wire CAO is also scalable and easy to install. The modular design of the system gives it a flexibility that can be adapted for use by small and medium-sized enterprises like KES.
The software solution was installed in mid-2018 after a three-month pilot phase on several machines. Further machines were then connected in the first quarter of 2019. The Eastern Czech company has about 40 machines in its machine pool. KES manufactures products for large automotive suppliers and the electrical industry.
“The DiIT solution enables us to optimize our processes, and make them more transparent,” explains Martin Svozil, Managing Director at KES. “The partnership with DiIT gives us an excellent opportunity to further increase our productivity and provides the ideal basis for our continued growth path.”
“We are particularly pleased with our collaboration with KES because we also want our solution to appeal to small and medium-sized enterprises,” says Bernd Jost, Managing Director of DiIT GmbH. “This success shows that it is not only large automotive suppliers who can benefit from our software.”
DiIT GmbH, based in Krailling near Munich, is the world’s leading provider of integrated software solutions for manufacturing execution (MES), customized wire harness production and logistics. DiIT‘s competencies are bundled in the “4Wire Solutions” software suite, which is primarily used for the production of wire harnesses and wiring systems in the automotive industry and other industrial sectors. By digitalizing the value chains, the company‘s innovative software optimizes and controls complex manufacturing and logistics processes and supports quality assurance and traceability. DiIT was founded in 1990 and has a subsidiary in Berlin. DiIT is also represented in the key markets Mexico and China. The company offers a comprehensive services package to both large and small customers which covers consulting, project management and customized implementation and training. The DiIT support line is available during 24 hours and 365 days. DiIT is a wholly-owned, independently managed company of the Schleuniger Group. Schleuniger is a globally active technology company and a leading solution supplier in the wire processing industry.
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