‘The energy management system makes our consumption transparent. Vodafone Business coordinated the processes from the concept through to implementation.’
Developing and producing vehicle parts demands a lot of energy. But how and where exactly? This question led the automotive supplier Magna to the IoT network from Vodafone Business in its search for greater energy management transparency and efficiency.
Magna is one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers, with more than 158,000 employees at over 400 sites in 27 countries. It offers its clients around the world a variety of solutions ranging from individual components to the production of entire vehicles.
This calls for one thing above all: a great deal of energy. Not only is this energy use cost-intensive – it must also be kept as efficient as possible for the sake of the environment. The Canadian company was therefore looking for a comprehensive, transparent energy management solution to sustainably reduce its own energy usage and therefore also its costs – certainly no mean feat.
Integrated system for optimal energy efficiency
Previously, each of the company’s sites had its own consumption logging system, which made consolidating the data time-consuming and costly. To achieve maximum energy efficiency while meeting all the necessary requirements, Magna needed an open, global energy management system. In addition to a granular metering point system taking into account the energy saving targets of each plant, this integrated system had to be compatible with the various software systems and databases used, in order to achieve maximum consumption transparency.
‘Systematic monitoring has the potential to reduce a site’s annual consumption by 5 to 10 per cent.’
Potential savings of up to 10 per cent per site
The team headed by Markus Binder opted for Vodafone Business to log the necessary consumption data and connect the various sites. The sites’ individual consumption figures are pooled in the Vodafone IoT network. This modular and flexible IoT energy management solution also integrates existing systems irrespective of the manufacturer and connects already-installed meters via existing interfaces such as M-Bus, ZigBee, etc.
All the data is amalgamated using a centralised data analysis platform with a dashboard that performs extensive analyses, breaks down consumption and cost and carries out optimisations. Systematic energy management monitoring enabled Magna to reduce its sites’ annual consumption by 5 to 10 per cent.
With Vodafone Business' Energy Data Management (EDM) solution, you can track exactly how and where energy is used in your business.
|We install a scalable EDM system at your locations consisting of various measurement technologies and data loggers. These not only record the total consumption per location, but also the share that individual systems such as heating and lighting have in this. In addition, EDM can provide you with information about the effects of external influences such as weather and temperatures.|
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The benefits of the solution at a glance
Attributing and analysing energy costs
- Transparent overview of consumption at all plants
- Analysis and breakdown of consumption and costs
Reducing costs and workload
- Low investment costs
- Little work for the IT department
- Demonstrable reduction in consumption and optimisation of processes
Making the business greener
- Reduction in carbon emissions
Security and service
- Secure and reliable end-to-end encryption
- Guaranteed service qualit
Good for business – and the environment
The Vodafone Business customer Magna reports huge savings thanks to systematic energy management monitoring. This is a topic that all companies have to address, not least due to soaring energy costs. But digital energy monitoring doesn’t just boost efficiency and productivity – it also offers sustainability benefits as it helps to significantly reduce energy consumption. Do you, too, want to make your business more sustainable and reduce its energy costs? Our Vodafone Business experts will be happy to help!
IoT provides transparency and efficiency