Emerson, a global provider of industrial automation technology and software, has announced a framework agreement with paint manufacturer Jotun to automate and digitalise its global manufacturing facilities. The five-year agreement will enable Jotun to implement Emerson’s digital technologies to enhance all aspects of manufacturing automation in new factories, and for selected upgrades in some of its 39 exist-ing factories around the world.
Jotun is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of decorative paints and marine protective and powder coatings. Through its agreement with Emerson, Jotun will increase process automation and create a standardised digital technology solution for new factory projects, which will help the company achieve increased throughput, uptime and product quality, while reducing operating costs.
“In securing a long-term automation partner with the expertise required to sup-port our journey, we will have access to systems, competence and support serving our needs when constructing and operating technically advanced and efficient paint factories around the world,” said Fredrik Urdahl, Jotun’s Group Technical Director – Operations. “Emerson’s advanced automation technologies and focus on providing standardised project methodologies, as well as global and local support, were critical factors in our selection for collaboration.”
Jotun will initially focus on standardising on Emerson’s modular, scaleable and easy-to-use DeltaVTM distributed control system in new factory projects. The intelligent control will ensure consistent, integrated batch processes, minimising risk to product quality and enhancing productivity.
The agreement also enables Emerson to deliver a wide range of automation solutions to improve Jotun’s manufacturing operations. These could include advanced sensor technologies, data management and analytics platforms, software applications, predictive maintenance and remote monitoring techniques and asset management tools.
“We have a long track record of helping companies introduce technologies and processes that lead to game-changing enhancements, and Emerson is committed to helping Jotun realise significant ongoing production efficiency improvements,” added Mark Bulanda, Executive President of Emerson’s Automation Solutions business. “We will help support Jotun’s transformation efforts not only through our industry-leading portfolio of digital technologies and solutions, but also from our Project Certainty methodologies.”
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