The Absolut Company, makers of premium vodka, has collaborated with Siemens Digital Industries Software to deploy its technology to streamline production value chain.

As part of the initiative, the company will initially test Siemens Opcenter Execution software at its three manufacturing facilities in Åhus, engaged in the production of spirits distributed worldwide.

The Absolut Company operations vice-president Anna Schreil said: “The Absolut Company always strives to have best in class manufacturing where Industry 4.0 will be a key enabler to deliver on future consumer demands. We are happy to have Siemens Digital Industries Software as a key partner on this journey.”

Siemens claims that its Opcenter solution will help The Absolut Company to cope with challenges in the beverage market, such as an increase in the demand for its products, as well as meet specific production challenges.

The technology vendor notes that its Opcenter solution has been designed to cover the entire value chain of the consumer-packaged goods as well as food and beverage industries.

Additionally, Siemens’ Opcenter Execution Process can help the vodka manufacturing firm to increase traceability, manage orders and monitor production in real-time.

Siemens Digital Industries Software Nordic operations vice president and managing director Mats Friberg said: “Companies across the consumer products industry are facing increased regulations, the need for global manufacturing to meet local demands, and competitive pressures that can result in reduced margins.

“The Absolut Company recognises the key to staying ahead in this changing industry is through digitalization. We value the trust placed in our solutions and will be a responsive partner to The Absolut Company as it continues to move towards a digital enterprise.”