New Strategic Partnership: SIG and ProLeiT Offer Comprehensive Solutions for the Smart Factory of Tomorrow

Linnich/Germany, 14 February 2018 - SIG, one of the world’s leading solution providers for the food and beverage industry, is a new ProLeiT certified OEM partner. In the future, SIG will provide its customers with Manufacturing Execution System (MES) solutions from ProLeiT. The aim of the strategic partnership with ProLeiT is to work together on new MES projects at both national and international level within the dairy, food and beverage industry.

The collaboration will focus on the mutual development of innovative MES products. This partnership combines the respective strengths of both companies: SIG as one of the world’s leading specialists within the field of carton packs and filling technology for the food and beverage industry and ProLeiT as an expert for MES solutions and automation systems. The bringing together of this expertise creates the ideal platform to offer businesses in the dairy, food and beverage industry cutting-edge filling technology and integrated software solutions based on a ‘smart factory’ concept.

“Today, digitisation is a key priority for all businesses and the Internet of Things is developing significantly in size and relevance. It is therefore essential for us to work with partners who are prepared to mutually develop innovative technologies and strategies for new application scenarios,” explains Dr. Thomas Wunderlich, Vice President Sales, Dairies & Beverages, ProLeiT AG. “Our partnership with SIG allows us to combine industry know-how, the understanding of customer needs and the solution portfolios of both providers to build a significant presence in the market. Together with SIG, we look forward to writing a new chapter in MES development.”

Dr. Daryoush Sangi, Head Production Engineering & Strategic Partnerships, SIG, adds: “We decided to embark on this partnership as we have found ProLeiT to be a highly competent partner for MES solutions that enables us to provide our customers with comprehensive data-specific solutions in a smart factory environment.”

SIG is one of the world’s leading solution providers for the food and beverage industry within the field of carton packs and filling technology. In 2016, the company employed 5,000-plus people worldwide and generated €1.7 billion in revenue.

SIG and ProLeiT seal the strategic partnership.

SIG and ProLeiT seal the strategic partnership.From left to right: Stefan Mergel, Torsten Stollenwerk, Dr Daryoush Sangi (SIG) and Dr Thomas Wunderlich, Rudi Lippert (ProLeiT).

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