Conserving legacy through tech

How HIL brought about business-wide standardisation through IIoT

Never has the need for visibility and predictability in the production process been higher than in the digital age. How did Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP (Deloitte India) help build the factory of the future?

HIL Limited, formerly known as Hyderabad Industries Limited is a group company of CK Birla Group, a leading Indian building materials company, established in 1946, needed significant improvements in the visibility and predictability of their production processes across their manufacturing footprint. This flagship giant held five major brands under it, along with a slew of advanced manufacturing plants, each commissioned in different years. This meant varying levels of maturity and different problem statements for each unit and a lack of cohesive and real-time visibility.
To add to that, the industrial sector in the country, including the construction sector, was undergoing a fundamental structural change, similar to that of the industrial revolution.

The company was keen to bring about some changes, and it all began with the CEO’s belief that digitalisation and Industry 4.0 technologies would augment their state-of-the-art factories’ ability to timely manufacture and deliver high-quality products of varying specifications.

Additionally, HIL, through a foundational approach to Industry 4.0, wanted to create a connected shopfloor for monitoring real-time operational KPIs—productivity, quality, energy, and condition-based monitoring of critical machines, along with the digitisation of log sheets.

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