Orkla Latvija

Orkla Latvija

Production of confectionary and snacks

The Challenge:

With an annual turnover of 116mln EUR and over 1000 employees Orkla Latvija is one of the leading confectionery & snack companies in the Baltics comprising legal entities that once operated individually. Today the Latvian group of companies is an integral part of the Norwegian Orkla conglomerate sharing various production stages between the factories in the region. In order to manage operating expenses correctly, the management of the company needed to calculate the cost price of various products at specific production phase. Production managers at Orkla were aware of many different technological devices used in different food production stages, and in order to accurately calculate the cost of product at these production stages they had to know how much power each individual device consumes.

Solution:

AdvanGrid carried out production unit inspection and equipped different production lines with several GridLink energy monitoring devices. This was possible due to the retrofitability feature of the GridLink device, as it grants access to challenging electrical equipment without the need to switch them off. Due to the ease of installation, Orkla factory personnel were trained to install and dismantle monitoring devices by themselves, allowing the company to obtain energy consumption data from different consumers in other production units as well.

Results:

Improved financial management: Company management gained access to accurate information on the cost of the various products at specific production stages, which greatly facilitates the planning of operating expenses and budgeting of internal processes and sales.

Cost reduction: Orkla production managers, were given the opportunity to better understand the required electrical connection capacities and choose the most appropriate tariff plan.

Streamlined operations: AdvanGrid EMS provide Orkla production managers with the ability to better control production processes and eliminate a variety of factory-critical human factor issues.

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