Nueva Pescanova, Gradiant and ASM Soft develop, in the Sea2Table4.0 initiative, a new factory model: Pescanova 4.0

Cierre del proyecto Sea2Table4.0

In collaboration with Gradiant and ASM Soft, Nueva Pescanova led the Sea2Table4.0 initiative with which it has implemented a new, more efficient and sustainable Pescanova 4.0 factory model

The project has developed an interconnected multi-factory digital twin with which the Group’s plants in Galicia have access in real time to relevant information for their operations

Gradiant hosts the closing event of Sea2Table4.0, an R+D+i project led by Grupo Nueva Pescanova and in which ASM Soft has also participated. In this initiative, the consortium has managed to develop a new Pescanova 4.0 factory model: a factory in which the elements and processes are automated and interconnected. The result: an improvement in terms of sustainability and efficiency. To achieve this, the company has incorporated technologies in which the Gradiant team has worked, such as artificial intelligence, Internet of things, cloud computing, Big Data, artificial vision, Blockchain and machine learning, among others, in the Pescanova centers of Chapela, Porriño and Arteixo.

The presentation event was attended by Patricia Argerey, director of the Axencia Galega de Innovación; Marta Otero, Industrial general manager of Nueva Pescanova Group; Cesáreo Barciela, manager of ASM Soft; and Luis Pérez, general manager of Gradiant, among others. During the meeting, they presented the main challenges faced by the three members of the Sea2Table4.0 consortium to design and implement a multi-factory digital twin with which to collect and analyze in real time the information from the Group’s plants in Galicia. With this interconnection, involving the incorporation of very specific sensors adapted to the characteristics of each piece of machinery, greater agility in decision making, flexibility in the supply chain, improvements in product traceability, more efficient plant management and governance, and more sustainable processes have been achieved.

Focus on people

The project has also focused on people, using technological devices with intuitive interfaces, a digital skills training plan for plant production personnel and the incorporation of technological profiles.

Marta Otero has indicated that “this project stems from our vocation to continue advancing in innovation and sustainability, two fundamental pillars of the Group. We have established robust synergies with our partners and, thanks to this, we have managed to establish a smarter and more sustainable factory model that involves major improvements in management, governance and efficiency”.

Cesáreo Barciela, said “we are extremely proud to have participated in Sea2Table4.0, an initiative that lays the foundations for the digitized factory of the future. We thank both the Nueva Pescanova Group and the rest of the partners for the enormous collaborative effort made during the development and deployment of the project”.

Gradiant’s CEO, Luis Pérez, has expressed his satisfaction that “Gradiant’s advanced technological capabilities in connectivity, intelligence and cybersecurity serve to strengthen the leadership of the Galician industry, especially in a sector as globally competitive as the food industry, and so traditionally important for the Galician economy. This project is an example of how local talent and global vision can go a long way”.

Finally, the director of the Galician Innovation Agency (Gain), Patricia Argerey, highlighted the contribution of this project to the progress towards a new factory model in the food industry more efficient and sustainable through the application of innovative technologies, in line with the challenges of the Smart Specialization Strategy of Galicia and the European priorities of digitization and sustainability.

The Sea2Table 4.0 project is subsidized by the Axencia Galega de Innovación and co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) “A way of doing Europe”. The initiative is supported by the Department of Economy, Industry and Innovation of the Xunta de Galicia, and is part of the fourth call for grants of the program “Factory of the future, intelligent and sustainable factory of industry 4.0”.

Sea2Table4.0 is part of the program ‘Factory of the future, smart and sustainable factory of industry 4.0’. It is subsidized by the Axencia Galega de Innovación and supported by the Second Vice-Presidency and the Consellería de Economía, Empresa e Innovación de la Xunta de Galicia, and the aid is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the Operational Program ERDF Galicia 2014-2020.