PSI has been awarded by Krakatau Steel in Indonesia to implement the highly scalable production management system PSImetals as a core solution for flat steel production. The new system will replace the existing process control system used for the production of slabs, coils and plates and thus cover steelmaking, continuous casting, hot strip milling and cold rolling milling.
PSImetals offers scheduling, production and quality process functions to support the entire plant and will be seamlessly integrated into the SAP system and existing automation systems. Krakatau Steel aims to use the solution to increase customer satisfaction by reducing overall lead time, adhering to deadlines, ensuring on-time delivery and increasing order transparency. The steelmaker also aims to improve planning, material flow and solution quality while setting up accurate process costing to measure cost factors. Implementation is scheduled for the end of 2013.
Krakatau Steel represents a new important customer for PSI – the steelmaker operates six production plants and is the largest integrated manufacturer of steel in Indonesia. The partnership between PSI and Krakatau IT forms the basis for further joint projects in Indonesia's fast-growing steel market, which offers PSI high market potential.
On the basis of its own software products, PSI AG develops and integrates complete solutions for energy management (electricity, gas, oil, heat), production management (metals, automotive, mechanical engineering, mining, logistics) and infrastructure management for transport and safety. PSI was founded in 1969 and employs more than 1,500 persons worldwide.