The leader in dog and cat food in Spain and 2nd in France, Affinity Petcare uses the Aquiweb MES software for its packaging unit.
Affinity Petcare: European leader
With more than 1,200 million food rations made every day in the 4 production plants, Affinity Petcare is the leader in the Spanish market and occupies the 2nd place in France. Its La Chapelle Vendômoise site specializes in the manufacture of dry foods.
The packaging unit can package different product formats on fully automated lines using bagging, weight control, over-packaging and palletizing equipment.
The choice of Aquiweb MES software
Already equipped with “in-house” software, which had reached its limits (scalability, maintainability), Affinity Petcare wished to implement a standard off-the-shelf software solution to support its continuous improvement process.
Within this framework, Affinity Petcare has equipped itself with the Aquiweb MES software to:
- Measure the performance of a packaging plant
- Support the continuous improvement process
- Assist operators in the performance of their tasks
- Monitor quality controls
- Distribute documentation
“The deployment of Aquiweb was integrated into our continuous improvement strategy.
The use of Aquiweb software allowed us to cut the microfailures of the equipment at the head of the line in half.”
The modules used by Affinity Petcare:
Interface with a specific ERP software package.