Vallourec awards PSI with the delivery of a new MES

Cutting-edge manufacturing processes at Vallorec. Photo: Vallourec

Cutting-edge manufacturing processes at Vallorec. Photo: Vallourec

PSImetals harmonizes production processes in European plants

Berlin, 22 January 2018 -Vallourec Germany has commissioned PSI to implement PSImetals as a production management system. The existing legacy systems at the various sites will be gradually replaced by an MES standard solution based on PSImetals. PSImetals is used in numerous Vallourec plants worldwide. Mülheim represents the first station in the European harmonization processes.

Vallourec is restructuring the production processes in all its European plants. The production IT will be reorganized in the process and the complexity of the IT structure simplified. PSI will deliver its PSImetals Production, Quality, Logistics and Planning components within the area of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). The harmonized MES model solution for Europe will first be used at the German production site at the Mülheim pilot plant.

Above all, the implementation of the new production management system aims to increase the transparency of production progress at Vallourec. In addition, it should be easier to establish uniform, cross-site processes and to collect key figures that consistently support cross-plant production. By standardizing the processes, it should be possible to respond more quickly to customer requirements and new technical developments.

Vallourec is a world leader in premium tubular solutions for energy markets and demanding industrial applications such as oil and gas wells in challenging environments, the latest generation of power plants, sophisticated architectural projects, and powerful machinery and equipment.

On the basis of its own software products, PSI Group develops and integrates complete solutions for energy management (energy networks, energy trading), production management (mining, metals, automotive, mechanical engineering, logistics) and infrastructure management for transport and safety. PSI was founded in 1969 and employs 1,650 persons worldwide.