|Hirotec needed to ensure continuous operations and to minimize unplanned downtime in its manufacturing facilities. Unplanned downtime is costly and compromises Hirotec's ability to deliver its goods to customers on time. |
|HIROTEC Group is a $1.6B Japanese corporation that is globally recognized as a premier automotive manufacturing equipment and parts supplier. With over 85 years of mass production experience and engineering discipline and 26 facilities in nine countries around the world, HIROTEC Group designs and builds roughly 7 million doors and 1.5 million exhaust systems a year, making it one of the largest private production companies in today’s global automotive market.|
|Hirotec decided to partner with PTC and selected its Thingworx Technology Platform and KEPServerEX agent to rapidly develop and deploy IoT software and integrate it with its manufacturing systems. PTC with its IT capabilities proved to be an ideal partner to complement Hirotec's operations technology skillset.
HIROTEC also decided to use HPE Edgeline servers to support edge analytics. The ruggedized HPE Edgeline servers’ small footprint minimized the need for HIROTEC to sacrifice valuable factory floor space. In addition, the servers do not require specialized cooling to operate.
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|Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)|