nobilia-Werke GmbH & Co. KG.

With an annual production of 727,000 kitchens, nobilia is Europe’s largest kitchen manufacturer and the market leader in Germany. Almost every third kitchen sold in Germany is a nobilia kitchen. The two factories in East-Westphalian Verl count among the most modern and efficient kitchen furniture production sites in Europe.

As one of the most innovative and leading production companies when it comes to automation as well as production planning and control nobilia decided in 2015 to deploy ondeso products in their facilities. Since then the computer systems for the IT operation management in their manufacturing facilities have been managed with ondeso.

 

Three questions to …

 

Peter Fischer

Head of IT infrastructure and data center
nobilia-Werke J.Stickling GmbH & Co. KG

  
What challenges did you face before the implementation of ondeso?

In a production environment where large numbers of parts are produced in a highly automated manner as one-offs, it is inconceivable to interrupt the flow of construction parts. The big challenge therefore was to ensure that we could carry out all necessary activities to maintain the control computers without any impairment in availability and performance. This includes, for example, installing programs or patching individual services or parts of the operating system.
Another aspect is the possibility of central monitoring and analysis of the systems regarding the states of hardware and software. Without this possibility, we can only intervene reactively to problematic developments in a linked system, such as our production, and thus usually too late.

How has working in your production environment changed since then?

By using ondeso we can automate a huge number of operations. Through the use of special programs and scripts we have the possibility to install the control computers automatically, to install software time-controlled to us released maintenance times and to record and catalog the patch levels. This is an immense help especially for security patches.
In addition, we have an overview of the individual systems as well as the connected computers in order to be able to inform and act quickly in case of critical developments before an infected system brings a production line or even an entire area to a standstill

Why did you decide to use a product from ondeso?

The degree of automation in the critical area of production systems, which is possible with ondeso, impressed us from the very beginning. A large part of the routine work is now carried out automatically. Especially in our spacious production areas, this relieves us of the feared sneaker administration, which has been time-consuming, error-prone and has produced unsatisfactory results.
In addition, with ondeso we have gained a partner who develops the software together with us, listens to our questions or problems and presents good solutions. Over the years the work together has developed into a real partnership.

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