News about IGZ

Collaborative packing assistance system saves up to 30 percent shipping volume

26.05.2023 | Falkenberg

An excellent new development: With a sophisticated "human-machine collaboration", the HAWK2 packing assistance system from IGZ has now been able to convince the panel.

The solution has now been awarded the prestigious "German Innovation Award". Like the hawk that gives it its name, HAWK2 keeps an eye on the packaging planning and process in order to achieve the best possible packing results at the workstations.

To achieve this, the system works collaboratively with the packer and enables transport and shipping volume savings of up to 30 percent through optimal calculation of finishing patterns.

Sustainable logistics, energy savings, CO2 minimization of transport volumes and resource conservation are elementary factors of our time and affect both retail companies and industry. IGZ is addressing this issue with an intelligent solution for reducing shipping volumes: The pack assistance system HAWK2 takes over the pre-calculation of…

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Smart technology for well-being - Stiebel Eltron

15.05.2023 | Holzminden

Stiebel Eltron is consistently driving forward the digitalization of its business processes.

By successively introducing the standard software SAP MES as the core of production control, the company is increasing transparency across the entire production process and achieving end-to-end traceability of its products.

Together with intelligent material supply by means of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and robotics integration, the concept of a smart factory is already a reality at Stiebel Eltron.

Since 1924, Stiebel Eltron has combined a pioneering spirit with visionary ideas and is now one of the world's market and technology leaders in the fields of building services and "green" technologies.

With its water heaters, heat pumps, ventilation systems and space heaters, the market leader aims to make a significant contribution to the spread of highly efficient, electricity-based home technologies.

This maxim is currently followed…

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Record attendance at LogiMAT: IGZ again represented with 2 stands

25.-27.04.2023 | Stuttgart

First Hannover Messe, then LogiMAT - this April one leading trade fair followed the next! Our IGZ team was still in action at the Hannover Messe the previous week, until it left for Stuttgart directly afterwards - with the goal of LogiMAT 2023!

The international trade fair for intralogistics solutions and process management took place from April 25 to 27, 2023.

Here we again had the opportunity to talk to visitors about how they take their logistics processes in production & distribution to the next level.

Those who wandered through the exhibition halls did not see double: Because we were at LogiMAT with two booths this year as well: At the booth in hall 1 we were represented with our services as SAP EWM general contractor. And in Hall 8 we were represented vis-à-vis SAP as an SAP partner and holistic contact for Logistics 4.0, based on a complete Digital Supply Chain. An absolute highlight was the newly conceived and designed…

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IGZ live on site at Hannover Messe 2023

17.-21.04.2023 | Hannover

From April 17 to 21, 2023, IGZ was represented for the 9th time as an exhibitor at the world's leading trade fair for industry.

More than 4,000 exhibitors presented their solutions for a digital, connected and sustainable industry and met 130,000 visitors from all over the world in Hannover.

The main theme was "Industrial Transformation" with a focus on digitalization and sustainability.

The world's most important industrial trade fair is thus providing clear impetus for more climate protection in business and industry, and is highlighting the contribution that digitization, automation and renewable energies can make in combination.

At the heart of the digitalization of production processes are Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES).

IGZ showed its broad spectrum in the area of SAP DIGITAL MANUFACTURING for discrete manufacturing and the process industry.


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Logistics retrofit at ENGEL AUSTRIA successfully completed

21.04.2023 | Schwertberg (AT)

Increasing process requirements have prompted ENGEL AUSTRIA to subject the logistics center in Schwertberg to a comprehensive retrofit of all plant areas as well as the logistics IT after a useful life of around 20 years.

The complex package of measures was implemented in several construction stages during ongoing operations in order to ensure uninterrupted delivery capability despite the extensive interventions.

The partner decision was made in favor of IGZ as SAP EWM general contractor. In addition to all modernization measures of the plant technology, IGZ also implemented the SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM/MFS) as new warehouse management software with direct connection to the control technology.

The result is a now consistently optimized production supply system with performance reserves that can be flexibly adapted to new requirements. For ENGEL AUSTRIA, a massive gain in terms of performance, availability and…

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DPD silver certification for IGZ Best Practice

22.03.2023 | Falkenberg

We are pleased to have been awarded for our solution "Extended SAP Express-Ship-Interface®": The shipping tool can basically be connected to a wide variety of transport service providers and has now been certified as a "Silver Partner" by DPD.

The transport service provider DPD Germany offers a connection to external IT solutions and a certification of the integrated services. We have now gone through this process for the first time and have been awarded the "Silver Partner" certification level!

Within the framework of the certification that has now taken place, it was checked whether Extended SAP Express-Ship-Interface® implements, among other things, all the specifications for shipping processing and whether the interfaces are compatible.

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IGZ welcomes network school-economy Tirschenreuth in Falkenberg

09.03.2023 | Falkenberg

The IT and automation specialists at IGZ welcomed the Tirschenreuth School-Economy Network to their company headquarters in Falkenberg. At IGZ, it was the largest event to date as part of the network.

Around 35 representatives from schools and 27 from the business community took part. The company opened its doors for a company tour, a professional exchange between the representatives of schools and business and gave personal insights into training.

The foundation for further cooperation with the schools was laid by establishing new contacts.

In order to bring teachers and representatives from schools and business together and to promote the exchange of experiences among each other, the Tirschenreuth School-Business Network regularly undertakes excursions to various regional companies. This time, for example, to IGZ, which warmly welcomed the visit to its headquarters in Falkenberg. Michael Wachsmann, Head of Human Resources &…

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Resilience and Robotics: Key to Secure Supply Chains? | Press Release

06.03.2023 | Falkenberg

Supply chains disrupted by negative events have been plentiful in recent years. They showed their vulnerability and the dependencies that exist. Insourcing, stockpiling and the recovery of process sovereignty as far as possible, to name just a few examples, have moved into the corporate focus. Automation and digitization play a decisive role in this context.

LogiMAT takes up these topics with the motto "Connecting Smart Networks" and IGZ shows in Stuttgart in Hall 1 as SAP EWM general contractor and in Hall 8 as SAP EWM project house those smart intralogistics and SAP solutions that are needed to prepare for the future now.

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IGZ supports Aspöck in consistent customer orientation | Press release

23.02.2023 | Peuerbach

The Upper Austrian Aspöck Group is turning a proverbial "big wheel". Due to the very good sales forecasts, it will logistically realign itself for its automotive customers in less than two years.

To this end, the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) for lighting systems of towed vehicles will transform the Peuerbach production site into a "manufactory" for sophisticated lighting systems within this short period of time - and increasingly manufacture standard products at its other three production sites.

Aspöck is implementing this strategic project together with IGZ as SAP EWM general contractor.

Aspöck's range of products and services includes LED lighting, cable and connector systems that are prefabricated for the automotive industry. "We are rethinking Aspöck a bit. To this end, we are aligning our products and services even more consistently with the rapidly changing needs of our customers and their high, qualitative…

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Convenience food manufacturer relies on SAP MES for production control - HILCONA

17.02.2023 | Schaan

As part of a digitization initiative in production, the food manufacturer Hilcona has introduced a future-proof Manufacturing Execution System (MES). Various isolated applications were replaced and the system landscape was standardized. Thanks to know-how transfer by the participating SAP project house IGZ, the system can now be rolled out and adapted almost independently.

With the introduction of a Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Hilcona AG, as a food manufacturer in the fresh convenience sector, has created a new standard for all manufacturing processes and locations throughout the company. Without the use of any paper, continuous digitization has since enabled seamless monitoring as well as online traceability and documentation of the product origins of all production processes in real time.

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