Piramal Glass transforms its manufacturing operations with Microsoft Azure IoT to lower its TCO by 70%

Abhishek Baxi

Piramal Glass, a global specialist in design, production, and decoration of glass packaging solutions, has deployed Microsoft’s Azure IoT platform to digitally transform its manufacturing operations. The company is the largest specialty glass player in Asia and has been the fastest growing glass company in the world for over a decade.

Piramal Glass has currently implemented the solution – Real-Time Manufacturing Insights (RTMI) – on 46 production lines across their four plants in India, Sri Lanka, and the United States of America.

Using Azure IoT Hub, Microsoft helped Piramal Glass acquire data from sensors on production lines to identify quality parameters at each stage and get insights on line efficiencies in real-time. This resulted in improved production efficiency and cost reduction up to 70% as compared to a glass industry manufacturing execution system.

The Azure IoT platform enabled Piramal Glass to connect and monitor their equipment to gain real-time visibility into operational data that was previously unavailable. The transformation was facilitated by Precimetrix, a Microsoft partner.

According to Vijay Shah, Director – Piramal Glass & Executive Director, Piramal Enterprises Ltd, glass manufacturing is a complex process with many interactive variables and combining digital technologies with precision high-quality glass manufacturing has helped the company fortify its accelerated growth path.

Microsoft believes that in the coming years, companies will need to leverage IoT to maintain competitive advantage. IoT has reached an inflection point and is helping businesses like Piramal Glass improve operational efficiency and generate new business models from their existing assets and equipment.