Japanese company Hirotec Group, one of the largest private production companies in the global automotive market, wanted to implement Industry 4.0 innovations to tackle unplanned downtime. To achieve this, the company paired an IoT platform from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) partner PTC with HPE Edgeline systems, boosting its operations technology capabilities with predictive analytics. One of Hirotec’s critical priorities is to ensure continuous operations — and to minimize unplanned downtime in its manufacturing facilities. With the advent of Industry 4.0 manufacturing models, the company realized that it was key to add predictive analytics in a move to obtain improvements in its manufacturing operations by eliminating unplanned downtime.

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