Pär Bergsten, Founder and CEO
The rise of the fourth industrial revolution with the convergence of disruptive digital technologies is sweeping the supply chain dynamics. This shift from the linear supply chain model to a digitally inter-connected network has opened myriad of opportunities in the manufacturing paradigm. Colloquially known as smart factory, this new frontier of manufacturing systems represents a significant leap towards a fully connected and flexible structure from a traditionally automated process. From integrating a constant stream of data from system-wide operational assets to driving manufacturing to the digitisation of workflows, smart factories result in an efficient and agile system. Many manufacturers are leveraging components of the smart factory to build a broader network driven by less production downtime and steer them ahead of the competition. One such example is H&D Wireless, an IoT and RLTS provider that is bridging the gap between the physical assets and customers’ business system.
Founded in 2009, H&D Wireless has rapidly evolved to become one of the fastest-growing and decorated IoT companies of Sweden. It develops and sells components, systems, and offers services that enable connectivity and monitoring of materials, tools, fixtures, and people. H&D Wireless utilises technology to analyse, automate, and streamline workflows and processes in several areas with the help of positioning technology, digitalisation, and artificial intelligence (AI). Based on its proprietary cloud-based software platforms, namely the Griffin IoT Cloud Service, Casat, and Griffin Enterprise Positioning Services (GEPS), H&D Wireless boosts the efficiency of manufacturing systems. Let’s dive in deeper to understand exactly how these solutions transform business assets digitally.
To begin with, the H&D Wireless original GEPS solution is an IoT cloud platform that provides real-time location of systems. Embedded with artificial intelligence, the platform allows companies to digitise and visualise business processes in real-time. The GEPS solution principally focuses on four segments–industry, construction, yard management, and hospitality. Furthermore, H&D Wireless’s cloud-based Casat platform is exclusively designed for the Manufacturing Execution System (MES). Casat is built out of the company’s extensive experience in production technology and organises all production data, reports, and statistics to create the most comprehensive production system in the market.
In essence, H&D Wireless is focused on providing world-class connectivity modules for the IoT, industrial, and digital markets and thereby considers connectivity as an integral business component. The company, hence, develops standardised components in the form of radio modules as well as battery-powered IoT devices that enable wireless connection of machines and built-in products. Its products SPB228, HDG229, SPB209A are supported in leading microcontroller platforms and are used extensively in a wide range of applications.
With Pär Bergsten at the helm as the founder and CEO, H&D Wireless is committed to the success of its clients and casts a clear focus on creating value for customers. Through its technical know-how and technological portfolio, the company facilitates seamless transformations, enabling wireless connectivity and application support for positioning and monitoring of central flows and resources. The functionalities offered by H&D Wireless delivers a smooth organisational, technical, and commercial exchange between the various business areas for clients. Besides, together with client teams, the company creates a robust synergy on the factory floor.
With Industry 4.0 gaining momentum, real-time positioning will play a key role in establishing the next generation of industrial connectivity. H&D Wireless will pave the way for better production processes with shorter changeover and lead times, fewer errors, greater flexibility, and reduction in programming. The next step for H&D Wireless is to become a market leader in the Nordic region in services based on real-time location systems, AI, and machine learning. Simultaneously, the company will expand its operations and reach a broader customer base globally.