Nokia and OIV Digital Signals and Networks to deliver first 5G SA industrial private wireless campus network in Croatia for AD Plastik
- 5G industrial-grade private wireless network provides high-performance, low latency and reliable connectivity to support automotive Industry 4.0 use cases
- Nokia Digital Automation Cloud solution supports AD Plastik digitalization and factory automation initiatives
26 January 2022
Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced it is partnering with OIV, a leading provider of national strategic communications infrastructure in Croatia, to deliver a 5G private wireless network solution that will enhance operational efficiency and enable new capabilities at AD Plastik’s automotive component manufacturing facility in Croatia.
Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) application platform will enable low latency and secure, reliable 5G wireless connectivity for equipment, machinery, and a set of applications at AD Plastik’s manufacturing campus in Zagreb, Croatia. It will replace and overcome the limitations of the existing Wi-Fi infrastructure to allow AD Plastik to implement new Industry 4.0 use-cases and enhance operational efficiency.
The solution offers capabilities beyond connectivity, such as local edge computing, video services and a catalog of applications. It is a compact, easy-to-deploy platform, comprising network equipment, a cloud-based operation monitoring system and industrial connectors that ease standard and industry-specific protocol connectivity.
Marinko Došen, President of AD Plastik Group, said: “Further digitalization and automation of business in our industry is simply a necessity. Just as your chances on the market are significantly reduced if you produce vehicles that cannot be connected, so you have to keep up with trends in the production of automotive components. Industry 4.0 is our reality, and we must be ready to continue its implementation. 5G technology, in addition to being a hundred times faster than the existing one, allows us to simultaneously connect smart and digital devices that we use every day in our production, and which will be even more represented in the future. Simply put, at the moment it is the basis for connecting devices that will help us in the production and delivery processes, and for the future we create the preconditions for building a modern, digital and promising company.”
Andrej Skenderović Project Manager at OIV Digital Signals and Networks, said: “OIV as a modern digital company is constantly looking for new solutions for existing and future clients. We see the Private 5G network as a key technology for further development in the next decade. That is why we launched this project with the aim of expanding the range of our services. In this technology, which is characterized not only by a large capacity of the network, but also by many other possibilities, we see the potential to start the recovery and further development of the industry. We hope that with this project we will continue to be the leading provider of innovative services in our country.”
Michael Siegel, Director Nokia Enterprise South-East Europe, said: “By implementing the Nokia DAC, AD Plastik will benefit from the highest reliability and lowest latency connectivity for all their operations, allowing the company to accelerate its digitalisation and industry 4.0 transformation for greater efficiency and flexibility while maintaining quality and safety in its manufacturing facility in Croatia”
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About OIV Digital Signals and Networks
With more than 95 years of tradition and experience Transmitters and Communications Ltd. (OIV) operates in the core of broadcasting and telecommunication industries, providing complete radio and television broadcasting services, audio-visual content and data distribution, fibre-optic lease, co-location as well as modern media services.
About AD Plastik
AD Plastik Group is the leading company specializing in the development and production of interior and exterior car components in Croatia and one of the leading companies in Eastern Europe. They have over 35 years of experience in the automotive industry, and the passion and knowledge of their employees are built into the development and realization of every product they manufacture for the world’s most famous carmakers. They collaborate with their customers from the early stages of development to the final product, using modern tools and techniques while applying specific expertise, skills and experience. Their core value is a focus on customer needs, while maintaining high quality and competitiveness of products and services. With Croatian production plants in Solin and Zagreb, and factories in Serbia, Russia, and Hungary, today AD Plastik Group employs more than 2.500 people of various profiles.