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Pilot Project from Bosch Group and  Maxion Inci Jant Group on Industry 4.0. Transformation

Pilot Project from Bosch Group and Maxion Inci Jant Group on Industry 4.0. Transformation

Bosch, one of companies foreseeing Industry 4.0 Transformation earliest in the world and Maxion Wheels, global leader on wheel rim production are actualizing the application of digital transformation solutions which will be a model to industrial corporations in Turkey.

05 October 2018

Bosch, one of companies foreseeing Industry 4.0 Transformation earliest in the world and Maxion Wheels, global leader on wheel rim production are actualizing the application of digital transformation solutions which will be a model to industrial corporations in Turkey.  

„  Steve Young, President of Bosch Turkey and Middle East,: “Strategy of Bosch is is both to be main user of Industry 4.0 solutions and to be one of strong partners providing solutions on these.” 

„  Young: “ We started to share our experience achieved in our plants more than 270 in the world with Turkish industrialists in order to  prevent Turkey from missing fourth industrial revolution.”

„  Mustafa Zaim President of Board of Directors of Maxion Inci and Maxion: “It is an extreme proud  for Turkey to be selected by Maxion Wheels, the greatest wheel rim producer of the world, for digital transformation among its 19 plants worldwide… “

„  Zaim: “ Our target is to transform all of our plants to smart digital corporations so as to include all of our processes until 2030 year.” 

Bosch and Maxion Inci Jant Groups, the leading companies of the world, have taken a step that will provide significant contribution for Industry 4.0 transformation of Turkey.   Bosch Group started to share its experience on Industry 4.0 transformation achieved on global scale with industrial companies in Turkey which are willing to actualize digital transformation in their businesses. In line to this, Maxion Inci Jant Group, the affiliate of Maxion Wheels, the biggest wheel rim producer and Inci Holding announced that they will cooperate with Bosch in their journey of digital transformation.    

While Steven Young, President of Bosch Turkey and Middle East, talking during press conference organized in Manisa Aluminum plant of Maxion Inci Jant Group to introduce the project said “We started to share the studies we have carried and the experience we have gained in more than 270 plants worldwide with industrial companies in Turkey”, Mustafa Zaim, President of board of directors of Maxion Inci and Maxion Jantas and member of Maxion Wheels Global Leaders Board, emphasizing that Maxion Wheels is the biggest wheel rim producer of the world said “We are targeting to have flexible production lines, to speed up market placing of our products, to operate with minimum stock level, to improve performance of trouble free startup of new product and increasing product complexity, digital integration of supply chain and competitive production under the scope of Digitalization and Industry 4.0 studies.”

Target of Bosch is to save 1 billion Euro until 2020 year

Steven Young, emphasizing that Bosch Group has an extensive specialism both on “world of objects” and “world of IT” : “We, as Bosch primarily enable access to our products we offer to our customers via Internet, then we digitalize our existing ecosystems. This is followed by Industry 4.0 transformation targeting to connect all value from supplier to plant and customer. Today, we are supplying all of mobility systems for industry, buildings, security and energy nd we are connecting them to each other. Strategy og Bosch in parallel to this is both to be main user of solutions as well as to be one os strong partners providing solutions to the market related to these. We have leading projects all over the world about Industry 4.0. It is targeted to provide a saving equivalent to 1 billion Euro until 2020 year with our Industry 4.0 solutions.”

Young, underlining that Bosch is one of companies foreseeing Industry 4.0 transformation and undertaken a leading role, said “ We have announced that we are ready to share our solutions and experience gained with industrialists in Turkey. Our declarations have attracted a lot of interest from business world. Our cooperation with industrialists willing to be a part of transformation has started. Our local and expert Industry 4.0 team is carrying meetings with these industrialists and field analysis. In this scope, we have realized an important cooperation that will be a model in Turkey by undertaking consultancy of Industry 4.0 transformation project of Maxion Inci Jant Group in Manisa plants.”   

“Motivating government promotion to industrialists for digital transformation is of importance”

Steven Young, emphasizing that Turkey must never be late for Industry 40 transformation , specified “ Industry connected to network is now actualizing  and success can only be achieved, if, all players within the process work together  to implement this and by being open for change.  While we previously try to optimize our processes considering our own plants or remaining within the limits of our company, nowadays we should overcome obstacles between companies and to consider in terms of business ecosystems” Young has added his statements that providing government promotions motivating  small and medium size industrialists who are willing to develop roadmaps for and to implement digital transformation.   .

Example project among 19 plants of Maxion Wheels in the world

Mustafa Zaim, President of board of directors of Maxion Inci and Maxion Jantas and member of Maxion Wheels Global Leaders Board said “ We have decided to proceed with Bosch company in the following stages of our Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0 journey  as our partner.”. Stating that it is a proud for them for the selection of Turkey by Maxion Wheels, the biggest wheel rim producer of the world for digital transformation among 19 plants of them in the world, has emphasized the importance paid by Maxion Inci Jant Group to digital transformation by stating “Our Maxion Inci Jant Group has reached its current leader position in the sector today thanks to cultural change and continuous development journey we have initiated since 2000 year.   We are aware of importance of digital transformation in the world of today. Digital transformation is changing our life, habits, and business conduct methods. We are in an awesome change process and keeping pace with this change is of vital importance for companies.   Fundamental changes will occur in automotive industry at global scale. We also expect fundamental conceptual and structural changes in transportation field. Traditional engineering focused structure of automotive will be transformed to digital and informatics focused, service directed in entire supply chain soon and will become more integrated with other sectors”.   

Our target is to turn into smart digital entities until 2030 year

Mustafa Zaim, saying that they believe that Bosch Company will further strengthen them with specialist technical team at global scale and their success in field applications, said “We, as Maxion Inci Jant Group we will continue to increase capacity and production numbers by means of projects we will actualize by focusing on digitalization.”  

Zaim, stating that they are conducting 12 projects selected with four eyes method generally in the world with giant companies, said “In this project, our Maxion Inci Aluminum plant which is leader in all matters within global organization of Maxion Wheels is selected as pilot. Important reasons of this selection are: being the biggest plant in aluminum wheel rim production for automobiles while at the same time being the plant having most developed infrastructure and up-to-date technology. We are operating in 5 continents, 15 countries with 19 plants and 11 thousand employees and we are producing one of each 8 rims used by main industry in whole world.” .

On the other side, Mustafa Zaim declaring that this project initiated with Bosch is consisted of 3 phases and first step will be taken this year in pilot lines has stated that their target in this project is to actualize all of three phases of the plan until the end of 2023 year. Zaim additionally specified: “Our target is to transform all of our entities to smart digital businesses so as to cover all of our processes until 2030 year.”