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innocent selects Atos as digital partner for carbon-neutral site

September 29, 2020
Food & Drink

Digital transformation company, Atos, has announced a contract with innocent Drinks to deliver an end-to-end technology solution for the UK-based juice and smoothie maker’s first carbon-neutral factory.

Based in the Port of Rotterdam, and called ‘the blender’, the facility will be fitted with a suite of state-of-the-art solutions, including LAN and WiFi networking through advanced technology, supported by Atos’ professional services package and maintenance support.

Atos’ cloud-based solution will help to enhance operational efficiency and increased security, enabling WiFi network management both on-site in Rotterdam and remotely from innocent’s London HQ, Fruit Towers.

Scalable compute and storage tools will help to deliver in-depth data gathering and analytics on power usage, enabling innocent to effectively monitor the new facility’s energy consumption and enhance resource efficiency to support its ongoing decarbonisation goals.

By integrating its manufacturing network, innocent aims to reduce the number of road miles travelled by approximately 25% and cut its carbon footprint by 10%.

Andy Joynson, chief blender, innocent said: “The digital solutions provided by Atos are going to play a key role in creating a future-proof digital factory, where we can craft our drinks from fruit to bottle in a sustainable way.”

Eric Grall, global head of manufacturing industry at Atos, said: “An innovative and modern company like innocent requires a suite of best-in-breed technologies, and that’s what we shall be providing for its carbon-neutral factory, the blender.

“We are delivering an end-to-end, integrated solution and by enabling innocent to centralise its manufacturing processes via an ecosystem of technologies, we are supporting the goal of innocent to be a force for good, for people and the planet,” Grall added.

By: Sian Yates

Source: Food Bev Media

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