Holcim Expands Global AI Integration Across 100+ Plants to Enhance Operational Efficiency

Holcim Expands Global AI Integration Across 100+ Plants to Enhance Operational Efficiency

(IN BRIEF) Holcim is accelerating its adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) across its global manufacturing network, with plans to implement AI at over 100 plants worldwide by 2028. Already operational at 45 sites to predict and prevent failures, Holcim aims to bolster operational resilience and efficiency through advanced predictive maintenance solutions from C3 AI. This initiative, part of the Plants of Tomorrow program, underscores Holcim’s commitment to modernizing its facilities with digital and AI technologies, promoting connectivity, smart operations, and energy efficiency while complementing its decarbonization efforts.

(PRESS RELEASE) ZUG, 28-Jun-2024 — /EuropaWire/ — Holcim has announced plans to expand the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) across its global manufacturing operations, scaling AI deployment to more than 100 plants worldwide over the next four years. Already implemented at 45 plants to predict and prevent failures, Holcim aims to enhance operational resilience and efficiency by leveraging advanced predictive maintenance solutions from C3 AI. This expansion will also involve piloting generative AI to further augment capabilities across its production facilities.

Miljan Gutovic, CEO of Holcim, emphasized the transformative impact of AI on the industry, highlighting its role in driving operational efficiency and improving customer service. Holcim’s AI initiatives extend beyond predictive maintenance to encompass product quality enhancement, process optimization, and the integration of autonomous vehicles and computer vision technologies.

The AI deployment is a cornerstone of Holcim’s broader Plants of Tomorrow program, aimed at modernizing its global network of plants and grinding stations. By leveraging digital and AI solutions, Holcim seeks to establish connected, smart, and energy-efficient facilities that complement its sustainability efforts, including decarbonization strategies. The initiative also includes innovations such as unmanned drones for enhanced safety inspections and smart control systems for optimizing energy consumption.

This strategic rollout underscores Holcim’s commitment to leveraging cutting-edge technologies to enhance manufacturing efficiency and sustainability across its global operations.

About Holcim

Holcim is a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions with net sales of CHF 27.0 billion in 2023. Driven by our purpose to build progress for people and the planet, our 63,448 employees are on a mission to decarbonize building, while improving living standards for all. We empower our customers across all regions to build better with less, with a broad range of low-carbon and circular solutions, from ECOPact and ECOPlanet to our circular technology platform ECOCycle®. Through innovative systems, from Elevate roofing to PRB insulation, Holcim makes buildings more sustainable in use, driving energy efficiency and green retrofitting. With sustainability at the core of our strategy, we are on the way to becoming a net-zero company with 1.5°C targets validated by SBTi.

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