Coveris Rigid, part of the worldwide global packaging manufacturer Coveris group, acquired a new site at Drum Park in Chester Le Street, County Durham in November 2014. The whole site needed converting and they turned to Odyssey Systems to design and install their full communication system.
The site had been empty for a number of years and needed some major work before they moved in. They also needed to have a robust and forward thinking communication structure in place to ensure maximum productivity.
Coveris Rigid, part of the worldwide global packaging manufacturer Coveris group, acquired a new site at Drum Park in Chester Le Street, County Durham in November 2014.
Due to the site being empty for a number of years and as well as the building being in need of conversion, the communication system needed to be installed to meet the needs of the business focussing on productivity.
The need to easily communicate across the site whilst personnel were mobile was a key, as well as being able to communicate effectively with their logistics partner.
As part of the conversion of the building, Odyssey installed a 100MB lease line with microwave back-up, 100 IP telephony extensions, which are integrated with the company’s other UK and European sites, and 31 Kilometres of category 6 and fibre cabling.
Central to the project was the need to create a whole-site roaming Wi-Fi network throughout the 18-metre tall factory, which would not only provide consistently strong Wi-Fi connections in office, manufacturing and warehouse locations, but enable operatives to move throughout the building using devices without losing connection to the network.
Odyssey has played a key role in establishing the communication infrastructure at Drum Park and will enable our employees to maximise the use of technology to manage and operate our business. The large Wi-Fi network will be of particular benefit to our operations as the consistency of its signal strength throughout the factory will support a wide range of technology-based systems designed to boost productivity.Ian Donal, Operations Manager and Drum Project Manager from Coveris Rigid UK
The signal is transmitted through a network of Wi-Fi units, which have been strategically installed by Odyssey to ensure maximum coverage, with the connections handed over to the closest unit as operatives move through the facility.
The system benefits their logistics partner, Stiller Warehousing and Logistics, which enables staff to interact with the company’s IT systems using mobile devices.
The project was delivered to meet customer timescales over a five-day period by a team of 10 of Odyssey’s experienced, directly-employed engineers.
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