Growth through innovation

SIG AND GE DIGITAL

to drive a new era of food and beverage packaging

The food and beverage industry is ripe for digital transformation. Consumers are seeking differentiated convenience products that are safe, sustainable and at the same time affordable. Producers must quickly identify and act on changing consumer and market demands, while facing supply chain complexities and ever-shorter production cycles.

Against this background, in May 2018 SIG and GE Digital (NYSE: GE) announced a strategic partnership to power digital innovation in food and beverage packaging. SIG will deploy GE Digital’s Predix Asset Performance Management (“APM”) and ServiceMax industrial applications across more than 400 customer factories worldwide. This will drive new levels of efficiency, create intelligent solutions and enable new possibilities for our customers.

Transforming how customers manage the entire life cycle of our filling lines

We are not starting from scratch. Today, 675 SIG filling lines are already connected to our Efficiency Control System. The integration of Asset Performance Management (“APM on Predix”) and Field Service Management (“ServiceMax”) empowers SIG’s customers to move from preventive to predictive maintenance of their filling line assets.

With this solution, we will be able to build an end-to-end digital platform that will bring a new level of insight and data-driven intelligence to our customers worldwide, as well as improved overall equipment effectiveness (“OEE”) and uptime of their filling lines. Billions of real-time data points will be collected and analysed globally. Based on these data, SIG and its customers can re-imagine their supply chain, enhance quality control and develop their portfolio mix. We will create new solutions and business models based on advanced performance metrics. The possibilities are manifold, including as-a-service delivery, performance-based and subscription solutions.

Digital is reshaping every sector, and industrials know they need to own the productivity of their assets to succeed. By adopting Predix applications, SIG is establishing itself as a leader in the transformation of food and beverage packaging. This partnership brings our teams together to write a new chapter for SIG and for the industry.

Bill Ruh
CEO of GE Digital (May 2018)