China’s Zhaoqing Tongchan Glass Technology has ordered Vertech’s SIL system on five of its production lines, including the laboratory, mould shop and SILX system displaying Key Performance Indicators.

The Zhaoqing plant, located in Guangdong Province, is part of the Tongchan group, a major Chinese glass manufacturer that produces bottles for the Asian market.

The order for the SIL system was placed in September 2016 and the installation was successfully completed in April this year.

As a Manufacturing Execution System, SIL is set to help improve plant productivity and operational performance, by reducing defect percentages in production, decreasing reaction times on issues and helps managers to make decisions based on real time facts.

Vertech’s presence in China has been grown rapidly in recent years. Two lines were equipped with SIL in 2010 while today, in 2017, 23 lines have been equipped. A second SIL installation is scheduled in Nanchong Tongchan plant soon.