Solvay enhances digital transformation with data analytics platform

Solvay and SAS have signed an agreement to enhance Solvay’s digital transformation using advanced data analytics. This will contribute significantly to optimizing production performance.

This collaboration will first apply to Solvay’s largest production sites. Advanced analytics on real-time and historical data will help to better understand the relationship between production parameters and enhance asset performance. That should increase daily productivity or reduce raw material consumption.

Solvay is starting the process of deploying advanced data analytics solutions to unlock value in new and smart ways, in particular through capacity increase, process optimization, energy consumption reduction, and yield increase.

“Solvay’s collaboration with SAS helps us to deploy advanced data analytics solutions in a coherent and efficient way adding value for the business. Leveraging a single platform accelerates development and systematic deployment across our industrial network with quicker business impact”, said Alain Faessler, Solvay Group General Manager for Industrial.

“Our collaboration started off with a very pragmatic approach combining engineering knowledge and data science expertise, creating immediate benefit for Solvay. This demonstrates the strength of the SAS platform. Exploration, but even more important, development/design of models allowing engineers and operators to change the way they work. Our teams look forward to supporting Solvay in this process”, says Jeroen Van Godtsenhoven, Managing Director SAS Belgium & Luxembourg.

About Solvay

Solvay is an advanced materials and specialty chemicals company, committed to developing chemistry that address key societal challenges. Solvay innovates and partners with customers worldwide in many diverse end markets. Its products are used in planes, cars, batteries, smart and medical devices, as well as in mineral and oil and gas extraction, enhancing efficiency and sustainability. Its light-weighting materials promote cleaner mobility, its formulations optimize the use of resources and its performance chemicals improve air and water quality. Solvay is headquartered in Brussels with around 24,500 employees in 61 countries.

About SAS

SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative software and services, SAS empowers and inspires customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. SAS gives you THE POWER TO KNOW®.

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