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Aluminium Industry Digitalization: an example of digital solution bringing the user and supplier organisations closer

Wednesday 22nd May 15:00 - 15:15

An upside of the 4.0 Industry arises from a wider sharing of information between key business partners. Indeed, industrial processes and technologies are each time demanding more specific expertise of high level in a wide variety of fields. On another hand, operational excellence requires a fast solving of the issues to keep the overall equipment effectiveness at the expected level, ideally by considering a more proactive approach. Industry 4.0 solutions would address both expectations.

Fives, as a supplier of process equipment and workshops for various industrial sectors, is developing a client digital platform to bring its experts and its client end-users closer, for the benefit of both partners. It addresses the documentation accessibility, the follow-up of the client requests and the integration of smart solutions for remote monitoring. An example, including the SmartCrane solution of Fives ECL, will be presented, dealing with first lessons learnt.

Speaker: Serge Despinasse, Aluminium Technology and IT Director at Fives

Aluminium Industry Digitalization - ICSOBA

Graduated Engineer from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne in 1988, Serge Despinasse has been involved with the aluminium industry since 1989. He started his career in a R&D laboratory of Aluminium Pechiney, where he contributed to the design and development of reduction cells. He then occupied various engineering positions in relation with aluminium smelter development or modernisation, including investment evaluation. Within the Fives ECL company between 2009 and 2017, he held the role of R&D Department Manager, where he supervised the development of key equipment used in aluminium smelters. By mid-2017, he took the position of Technology and IT Director of the Fives Aluminium Division.


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