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Leading deli importer is winning thanks to IT Cloud supported automation

Thanks to IoT Cloud the Gornicky company saves time, is immediately informed in case of a temperature drop and can connect to the platform at any time and from any place.

The Gornicky company imports and sells cheese and smoked meat products from all over Europe. The company supplies the imported products to the biggest chains that sell food in the Czech Republic. Working with food always means precise storage conditions to preserve the maximum quality and taste of the products. This was the very reason why Gornicky decided to innovate its approach to cooling and to implement TCPro´s remote monitoring of food products into its operations.

Challenge

In the past, the Gornicky company was obtaining information from the food cooling systems by manually downloading temperature values from data loggers. Although this method guaranteed a certain level of keeping of important information, it was neither accurate nor comfortable. In addition to monitoring the equipment functioning, the company had to manually process the manually obtained data for IFS audit purposes.

However, that process missed one aspect that is critical for quality monitoring. Manual recording of values means that the cooling system is monitored only at the time when someone is actually recording the values. This means that the system may fail or temperature may fluctuate without anybody knowing about it. As a result, the company ends up with a substantial financial loss and degraded products which were imported with a great effort.

Solution

The Gornicky company looked for a suitable solution because it wanted to make its operations more comfortable and to have instantaneous information about the current situation. Based on a reference provided by its partner company I love Hummus, Gornicky learned about the IoT Cloud platform provided by TCPro for remote monitoring of food products. The system enables online monitoring of operating data and installed sensors. The sensors send real time information about the equipment status to the platform which saves the historical data. Moreover, the TCPro team is based in Písek, i.e. not far from the company´s establishment in Vodňany, so it is able to provide local support 24/7/365, as well as local solutions.

The real time information about the system indicates any fluctuations and failures. Any person with access rights may not only view the current status but the system informs the relevant persons about any errors and failures so that they can be promptly corrected. The Gornicky company uses warnings in the form of SMS or e-mails.

The historical data also simplify preparations for the IFS certification audit. The IoT Cloud platform has been devised to use the collected data for automatic generation of necessary reports for IFS and other audits required to meet food safety standards. As a result, the Gornicky company no longer needs to look for information about the individual incidents but all the information is automatically saved in a template of the appropriate report.

Result

The Gornicky company has successfully achieved its goal and it is now kept informed about its operations under all circumstances. All the operating data are now available online in real time. Moreover, the implementation went smoothly and the new automatic system was launched without any problems.

The Gornicky company finds the remote monitoring very convenient. Thanks to the IoT Cloud platform we have up-to-date information all the time. Everything is fast, comfortable and the data are available from any place,” says the company owner, Leoš Gornický. Automated data collection supports our comprehensive knowledge of the system condition round the clock. “ If the platform provides information about a temperature decrease we can respond immediately and transport the goods somewhere else to prevent their degradation. By doing this we can avoid loss and, at the same time, we can ensure the best quality of our products,” adds Mr. Gornický.

Thanks to IoT Cloud the Gornicky company

  • saves time
  • is immediately informed in case of a temperature drop
  • can connect to the platform at any time and from any place

IoT Cloud has made it possible for the Gornicky company to simplify its processes, to save time and to minimize losses caused by temperature changes in the cooling facilities. Still, the new platform brings benefits not only to the company but also to its customers as they are always guaranteed to receive top quality products .

The universal IoT Cloud platform can be adapted to suit individual needs of the customers, as it was the case with the Gornicky company .

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