Oliotalo wins Kemira Innovation Award for Intelligence in Advanced Water Treatment
Kemira is a global 2.4 billion euro chemicals company serving customers in water-intensive industries, focusing on pulp & paper, oil & gas, mining and water treatment to best improve their customers’ water, energy and raw material efficiency.
At the launch of the challenge at Slush Helsinki 2015, Antti Salminen, President of Kemira’s Municipal & Industrial segment said: “We serve municipalities and water-intensive industries throughout the water cycle, enabling them to adapt to tightening regulatory requirements and shift towards circular economy. But we could do more. We could combine our application knowhow and chemistry with data and intelligence to bring more value to our customers. This is a great opportunity to work together with agile and creative partners on new innovative solutions. We are really looking forward to the event and the collaboration opportunities it may initiate.”
“It is fantastic for Oliotalo to partner with industrial global companies in developing new innovative solutions for industry leaders such as Kemira. Their foresight and commitment from the onsett of our cooperation to finding new innovative ways to embed intelligence into their operations to benefit their customers, is a concrete showcase how digitalization and IoT is built into the strategy of a major corporation.”, comments Kim Korhonen, CEO, from Oliotalo. This is the second innovation award for Oliotalo in a couple of months. Oliotalo was recently awarded the Munich Cleantech Innovation Award in Germany. Please read the Kemira Press Release here.
Intelligent Services opens up new opportunities
Our customers seek competitive advantage on many fronts with our technology and services. By creating a two-way “umbillical cord” to machines and equipment, a continuous connection is established between the business and the machine. As the picture emerges from the machine as a result of this connection, it tells the business who is using the machine, how is it being used, in what conditions the machine is in and in what conditions it is being used. The connection enables an informed dialogue between the supplier and the customer, which enables an active managment of the customer relationship. A true view from the perspective of the machine and its relationship with the process and the business is established.
Making operations more efficient, understanding the customer and understanding the machine, are some of the ways competitive advantage can be achieved. One such example can be shifting from scheduled maintenance to need based maintenance. The key word, however, in seeking competitive advantage is intelligence. Collecting information and analyzing it is only the first step, the most basic of value adds. An intelligent system maximises the use of the information at the device level, increasing the autonomy of the asset and reports only the essential information. This reduces unnecessary and costly data transfer, speeds up reaction times and reduces manual labor.