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Platinum alliance for Schneider

Schneider Electric works with Anglo Platinum to collaborate on the development of market leading MES. The strategic partnership is aimed at delivering Ampla, Anglo Platinum’s MES solution, over the next three years.

Schneider Electric and Anglo Platinum have a common goal to develop a leading manufacturing execution system solution for the minerals processing industry.

Anglo Platinum will implement Ampla throughout its South African process division, including concentrators, smelters and refineries. “We recognise Anglo Platinum as a leader in minerals processing and the strategic partnership demonstrates our commitment to developing world class solutions with our customers in this industrial sector”, says Michel Crochon, Executive Vice President Automation Business Unit, Schneider Electric.

Over the next three years, Ampla will be deployed to support Anglo’s increasing production of worldwide demand for platinum and will focus on nine key areas: modelling, event-based integration, operational reporting and analysis, metal balance at plant level, maintenance management and execution, production planning, plant schedulling and blending and material tracking, genealogy and energy management.

“Ampla will deliver real-time operational data that will provide Anglo Platinum with a sustainable approach to operational performance monitoring, allowing all levels of management to work from the same set of reliable information,” says Colette Munro, Senior Vice President Manufacturing Execution Systems, Automation Business Unit, Schneider Electric.

Ampla will also support Anglo Platinum’s enterprise architecture and will integrate consistently with their SAP Enterprise Resource Planning and Enterprise Asset Management business systems.

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