Igor S.r.l. on "Il Sole 24 ORE", in the Businesses & Territories section
The article of "Il Sole 24 ORE", an Italian journal of economic information, focuses on the theme of 4.0 industry with an interview with CEO Fabio Leonardi who spoke about the recent investment made to realize the new production lines, storage and packaging, strictly 4.0.
IGOR, in fact, is part of the National Industry 4.0 Plan, addressed to companies that want to take the opportunities linked to the fourth industrial revolution, through a set of measures for digitization, efficiency, automation and remoting of all functions related to process.
As the first producer of Gorgonzola cheese, IGOR has experienced continuous growth over the years, tripling its surface and production capacity in a short time. This growth, together with the new phase of globalization and technological changes in progress, has led IGOR to make a real leap in technological quality, with an investment of 22 million in the digitization of new production lines, strictly 4.0, indispensable to manage the millions of wheels of product made in a continuous cycle.
This investment goes to implement and strengthen the previous structural expansion for cheese maturity that in 2015/2016 had involved a cost of 18 million.
Thanks to the new technology, the machines will also be able to dialogue with the manufacturers even remotely, will be equipped with new generation sensors, that can also recognize the type of milk arriving from the 250 farms (from Piedmont and Lombardy), analyzing the characteristics of the product and then use it in the most correct way depending on the use and destination.
The machines, connected through Siemens systems, will also be able to quickly re-adjust to modify the recipes to start up in production, improving productivity, flexibility and precision to obtain a premium quality.