Metalcolour A/S joins DFA programme

Aims to streamline data collection, reduce process errors by 70% in 12 months and enhance throughput by 5-10% in specific production areas.

Metalcolour A/S joined the Digital Factory Acceleration Programme (DFA) in early 2024. This initiative, sponsored by the Industriens Fond, is designed to support companies in their digital transformation journey.

Metalcolour is a trusted brand in the marine, construction, and automotive industries 

Metalcolour has operated production units in Sweden, Denmark, and Singapore for over 50 years. The company's competitive advantage lies in its agile and streamlined operations. It enables the production of specific products that may not be feasible for larger competitors with extensive coil coating lines. Additionally, the company distinguishes itself through specialised expertise in specific coatings, offering capabilities that are unique to its operations. As the production volume grows, competitors of more significant size may experience reduced costs per square meter, capitalising on their scale and overall production volume advantages.

Need: centralise all measurement point data to enable analysis per IATF standard

The current challenge is the necessity to gather measurement points as data and implement a system capable of analysing and storing this information to meet the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) standard for Statistical Process Control (SPC). Although there are numerous measuring points within the process, the data is not currently being collected. The specific objective is to centralise all measurement point data within a system, enabling analysis and retrospective examination of process parameters in accordance with the IATF standard.

Goal: Reducing process errors by 70% in 12 months

The company counts on gaining insights into the optimal approach for implementing data collection methods in the production processes. The goal is to achieve a 70% reduction in process errors within the next 12 months and to enhance throughput by 5-10% in specific production areas.