LineView Solutions is extremely pleased to announce a new sales partnership with Aston Manor Cider for line monitoring and OEE analysis. With a goal of achieving increased production efficiencies at their two packaging facilities, Aston Manor has chosen to install the company’s industry leading LineView™ solution on all of their lines, starting with their new canning line in Birmingham.
LineView™ performs True Causal Loss and OEE analysis on production lines, constantly identifying the real opportunities for improvement. A comprehensive solution that enables packaging operations to maximise throughput and achieve World Class OEE.
In making the announcement, Andrew Giles, Commercial Director at LineView stated, “While we are incredibly proud of our success in beverage plants around the globe, this is a great opportunity to assist a company in the West Midlands; particularly a company with such a long-standing reputation as Aston Manor Cider. “
Established in 1983, Aston Manor has become one of the leading cider makers in the UK, with production and packaging facilities in Birmingham and in Tiverton, orchards in Worcestershire and Herefordshire, a fruit processing and pressing facility in Stourtport-on-Severn, and a logistics hub and head office, also in Birmingham.
Giles adds, “They are a company with many awards in their history including, just this past year, being named one of the top sustainable businesses in the alcohol industry at the Drinks Business Green Awards and both Green Business of the Year and Company of the Year at the Birmingham Post Business Awards.”
Paul Clifford, Manufacturing Director at Aston Manor Cider explained, “We continue to have ambitions for growth and continuous improvement across our manufacturing sites, however our broad portfolio of ciders does create a certain amount of complexity that challenges our operational efficiency. We are confident that smart data that focusses on the six big losses will help us optimise our efficiencies whilst we continue to expand. We have given LineView long consideration and we are well aware of the results they help to bring about in bottling and canning facilities around the world. We are sincerely excited with the prospect.”
The brand portfolio of Aston Manor Cider includes Kingstone Press, Crumpton Oaks, Frosty Jack’s, Golden Valley, Chardolini and dozens of private label products.
LineView Solutions offers production facilities operational support with their range of digital factory solutions which include LineView, MachineView, RapidView, DigiView and others.