Essence Group, a global provider of IoT and cyber security platforms, has completed its new automated production line with long-term partner, Flex Ltd, the global manufacturer. The collaboration combines their expertise in production, Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) to create an advanced automated manufacturing line.
The new production line was co-developed by Essence and Flex Operations in Ofakim, Israel and uses the latest automation systems to produce a range of Essence’s connected living IoT solutions for security, safety and senior monitoring.
The automation of production will enable Essence to offer its customers a higher and more consistent level of product quality, while also offering the flexibility to quickly meet increasing and fluctuating demand. This newly created line can be scaled to other Flex facilities globally to help Essence better serve its customers in different regions.
By using advanced production automation methods, including the latest robotic technology, the entire assembly, testing and packaging process will be automated, resulting in an increase of production efficiency, enhanced quality and quicker time-to-market.
Essence has a long and established track record as a high-quality global technology solutions provider, having helped several organisations scale rapidly. However, this ambitious production line will push new boundaries for Essence Group. By dramatically increasing capability, the automated production line enables Essence to further develop its end-to-end turnkey solutions and cater to a broader range of customers in a variety of sectors.
Essence’s ongoing partnership with Flex is an indication of both the quality and ambition of the IoT company. Flex is a market-leading manufacturing company, with approximately 200,000 employees across 30 countries. Over the last 50 years, Flex has developed and honed its manufacturing capabilities to include Industry 4.0 technologies, such as robotics and automation that serve over a dozen industry sectors.
“Partnerships with large manufacturers like Flex are extremely valuable for us. Our ongoing partnership allows us to produce the most innovative products at rapid speed and meet the customer demand. As Industry 4.0 has unfolded, we have seen tech companies shift towards greater automation of their production lines.”
“This is already paying dividends, as we have seen large gains in productivity, increased quality and collaboration, and higher revenue and profitability. We will continue to foster collaboration with world-leading technology companies in order to develop the most advanced production lines on the market,” says Hagai Enoch, chief operating officer at Essence.
Francois Barbier, president, global operations at Flex adds, “Essence’s IoT leadership coupled with our deep manufacturing expertise has allowed us to collaborate and build a cutting-edge production line with advanced automation technologies, and ultimately, deliver greater efficiency, quality and value.”