ATS Global implements MES system for Carlsberg at their 15 Breweries in Europe


  • Increase profitability
  • Standardize business processes across all breweries in Europe
  • Operation production control

Project Scope

  • Provide a global Carlsberg MES Blueprint
  • Functional Design Specification
  • Local installations with connections to Level 4 (SAP) and Level 2 (Control)

Solution Approach

  • The implementation involved SIMATIC IT Production Suite, OEE/SPC and will eventually include the Unilab quality system
  • Utilized the cross-industry library and the brewing industry library developed by Siemens Genoa to create a standardized approach with strict adherence to the ISA-95 model
  • The core design for the MES layer covers the following:
    • Brewing and processing
    • Filling and packaging
    • Utilities – environmental
    • In-line and at-line quality
    • Integration with ERP/ SAP
    • Integration with controls/ SCADA

Systems & Tools

  • SIMATIC Unilab

The Results

Gross Margins increased in addition by 1.2% due to the real-time accurate data

Ratio of won downtime on all lines has reduced from 28% to 13%

Sales increased by 1.5% due to better response to demand

Can material loss has reduced from 1.6% to 0.72%

Utilization of Canning lines has increased by 15%

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