KENYA – The Nairobi Bottlers company, a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) has received a Totally Integrated Automation training rig from Siemens Digital Industries South Africa at its Embakasi Plant in Nairobi, Kenya to enable skills development in Digitalization Technologies.
This rig was configured and supplied by Siemens in conjunction with International Energy Technik (IET), a local Kenyan Company and a Siemens Partner.
The training rig completed with an extensive portfolio under Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) will serve as a pivotal role in training apprentices, trainees and current employees to understand the current and future value of Food & Beverage manufacturing plant operations reports APO Group News Room.
It will prepare engineers and technicians to take complete value of the latest automation solution and develop themselves for carrying out technical activities related to migration and management of S7-1500 PLC, HMIs, Servo Drives etc.
The training is mostly targeting the automation teams i.e. the machine specialists, the electrical artisans and the apprentices at CCBA who are responsible for supporting the manufacturing facilities in realising the company business goals in manufacturing.
According to Eric Nyakundi, Electrical Engineer at CCBA’s Embakasi plant, “It perfectly fits into our business goals and overall strategy of capability development and asset care strategies.”
“The bulk of our control systems are based on Siemens Products hence the direct transfer of skills and knowledge acquired in training to our manufacturing facilities.”
“This is in in line with the new supply chain philosophy of growing and developing engineering capacity in our manufacturing facilities and the overall asset care strategy.”
Siemens also created a 3D point cloud scan of at the plant. The data from the scan can be utilized with Siemens NX platform tool to analyze and plan projects.
Automation products, showcased in the rig, help in collecting the necessary data of process and packaging lines, which ultimately can value add information in the NX tool for further analysis.
“Ongoing education and training have a positive effect for both business and society. At Siemens we believe in investing in the long-term and creating value for our customers and the societies we operate in. We will continuously support CCBA’s vision in shaping their digital future,” stated Sabine, Siemens CEO, Southern and Eastern Africa.
Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry.