Digital technology can be used by the glass industry to improve its maintenance programmes.

That is the message from one glass manufacturer which will talk about its experience of using a software to support its maintenance team.

Kevin Fiedler, Local Project Manager at SGD Pharma’s Kipfenberg, Germany site, will discuss the plant’s experience at the Future Glass Forum in Lyon, France next month.

The glass manufacturing facility has used Ultimo software to completely transform its maintenance programme in the past few years.

Everybody in the plant is now aware of maintenance via one view and is has also saved time in daily jobs.

Mr Fiedler will provide a 20-minute presentation on the subject on September 18 at 11.05am in Halls 4 and 5 of the Cite de Congress, Lyon.

The Glassman Europe conference and Future Glass Forum take place on September 17 and 18.

Speakers include O-I, ABI InBev, Rabobank, former Coca-Cola and SAB Miller executives, as well as a number of leading technology suppliers such as Ametek Land, Siemens, Glass Service and Xpar Vision.