Epta awarded at the Digital Transformation Contest of Porsche Consulting

18/10/2018

Epta came second in the Corporate category of the Digital Transformation Contest, organized by Porsche Consulting, a company which supports businesses in competitive growth. The award was established to give visibility to SMEs and Large Companies that have already embarked on the digital transformation route to become 4.0-ready.

The initiative was launched by Porsche Consulting in association with Messe Frankfurt Italia during the May 2018 edition of SPS IPC Drives Italia, as the occasion to promote a virtuous network between companies and share technological best practices, to support strategic decisions.

A prestigious award for Epta, which uses innovation and research as fundamental assets to promote growth. The Group has already embraced digital transformation in different business departments. A tangible example of this is the Innovation Centre, a department created at the headquarters in Milan and dedicated to the experimentation of new technologies, processes and materials in association with Universities, Study Centres and Technological Hubs.

The adoption of enabling technologies with a view to Industry 4.0 is of primary importance to Epta, which has recently implemented procedures to coordinate end-to-end processes that allow optimization of efficiency and costs of logistics, production, quality and maintenance, as well as tools to analyze and interpret Big Data, with the goal of conducting predictive analysis, of reports and dash predictive, analytics and dash-boarding used for various activities geared to continuous improvement.

The dematerialization and digitalization of processes is certainly at the root of the different elements that characterize Epta’s digital strategy. This transformation enables countless advantages: greater workflow efficiency, increased information security, accessibility empowered by exploiting mobile devices and lower consumption of raw materials.

For a few years now, paper product catalogues have been replaced by digital supports accessible from websites and mobile Apps, to have updated information and complete data on all the group’s brands in real time. Even in installation processes and after-sales services, growing digitalization has allowed interventions to be managed quickly, with fast searches and requests in real time through the use of a dedicated application.

the new e-commerce platform has allowed the digitalization of the spare parts catalogue of the EptaService brand and made it possible to purchase the products directly online.