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Allied Glass manufacturing plant

Allied Glass gets a clear view of bottle production with Shopfloor-Online MES


"We now actively market the system to our customers, using it as a contributing factor to our ability to deliver excellence in glass production."  Richard Johnson, Continuous Improvement Manager


Allied Glass runs two UK-based manufacturing sites with a production capacity of 13 million bottles per week and managing an average 50 NPI per year. Some of its premium customers - such as The Famous Grouse, Bull Dog Gin, Tullamore DEW - will only allow 3 faults per million bottles produced.

Allied Glass previously operated a paper-based MES system. It needed to make quality control more efficient; to increase throughput and reduce faults and rejects while maintaining quality.

Shopfloor-OnlineTM MOM Software

Number of manufacturing plants: 2.

ERP interface & Job tracking

Production orders are imported from the ERP into the MES software, which automatically tracks throughput and product specifications.

Quality & SPC

Quality measurements and non-conformance data are automatically collected from "Otto" optical measuring and inspection systems.

‚ÄčTrending & Tool Management

The trending data obtained from Shopfloor-Online's SPC software module enables intelligent tool management via early detection of defective moulds.


Management reports are available on demand with little effort.

Key Benefits

Increased visibility of plant performance and quality has helped management to make better decisions faster.

With Shopfloor-Online MES / MOM, Allied Glass are able to:

  • Prevent most faults and non-conformances before they happen
  • Allocate resources on the shop floor more efficiently
  • Improve throughput
  • Deliver enhanced product traceability
  • Increase Customer Satisfaction (fewer customer complaints regarding quality)

About Allied Glass

Allied Glass is a manufacturer of premium glass bottles for the world's finest food and drink brands. It also supplies the food & beverage industry with standard glass products (beer bottles, wine and spirit bottles, glass jars for oils and conserves).

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