Hitachi Computer Products Europe produces high quality storage and server products to EMEA region. Located in Orleans, France, Hitachi is dedicated to meet their customer needs through technological excellence, high productivity and reliable delivery capability.

Hitachi used to run their HDD assembly process with a combination of a manual and a semi-automatic assembly stages. They wanted to renew their assembly capability to achieve better productivity and higher quality. Hitachi selected Cencorp Automation as their partner in transforming the old, manual way of working to the modern, automated one.

Hitachi´s new, fully automated Cencorp HDD Assembly Line was implemented to use during summer 2015. It is a tailor-made solution that improves significantly the quality and productivity, replacing the manual and semiautomatic assembly stages. The results are outstanding.  The productivity increased by 300 % compared to manual assembly , and 100 % compared to a semi-automatic process.

Project Leader Christophe Valat, Hitachi, is satisfied with their collaboration with Cencorp Automation. ”Collaboration with Cencorp on modernizing our HDD Assembly process helps us to match the high customer expectations. Advanced traceability features open up realtime visibility into quality follow-up – so we can continuously improve our process. All this supports our global business optimally.”

Cencorp Automation offers tailor-made production automation solutions ranging from single cell automation islands to complete production lines – combining full Cencorp product range with special applications and third party equipment.