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Wonderware has been selected by Chr Hansen, a producer of ingredients for food, pharmaceutical, nutritional and agricultural industries, to manage operations at its facilities worldwide.

The Denmark-based company, a business unit of Invensys, plans to deploy its Wonderware manufacturing execution system (MES) and enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI) solutions.

Leveraging the Archestra architecture, these solutions are intended to enable Chr Hansen to standardise on common technology that is scalable and configurable, offering an incremental approach to operational improvements.

With Archestra technology, the company will be able to propagate its application across multiple manufacturing sites.

The Wonderware MES solution features a set of applications designed for consistent and effective execution of operational activities, from product track and trace through enterprise integration.

The MES has the ability to analyse its overall operational performance using data analysis and reporting tools.

Christopher S Ashworth, managing director for Wonderware Scandinavia, said: ‘With this agreement, Wonderware will address both the corporate IT requirements with a leading-edge technology platform as well as the users’ requirements with our highly configurable MES and EMI applications.’ Chr Hansen plans to install the Wonderware solutions at its facilities in Denmark, France, Germany and the US.

The first implementation will begin in September 2009 at its plant in Avedore, Denmark.

Erik Borgensgaard, program manager at Chr Hansen, said: ‘Having the flexibility and adaptability to address new market requirements is something of great importance to Chr Hansen and the Archestra architecture enhances the solutions’ features that help us achieve this goal.

‘We expect that, over time, Wonderware technology will provide the best return on investment for Chr Hansen.

‘The biggest advantage will be that both SCADA/HMI and MES/EMI can be implemented using one common tool and system,’ he added.

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