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Vynova Belgium Improves Engineering Productivity During Global Pandemic

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Case Study Vynova, Belgium Vynova Belgium improves engineering productivity during global pandemic PAS Remote Services from Hexagon enable secure, on-time project delivery despite site access restrictions Challenge When faced with the sudden global COVID-19 pandemic, Vynova needed to ensure its core operations, including planned upgrades to key systems that enable safe and reliable chemical production, continued without interruption. Vynova Belgium has been using Hexagon's PAS Automation Integrity™ industrial control system configuration management capabilities as a core component of its OT asset management program for the last 13 years. Automation Integrity plays a key role in ensuring plant productivity and safety by helping plant automation engineers identify and eliminate configuration defects, avoid incidents and prevent unplanned shutdowns. Vynova Belgium planned to upgrade Automation Integrity to take advantage of recent solution enhancements. Under normal circumstances, a Hexagon professional services engineer would come on-site to perform the upgrade. However, due to the sudden site access restrictions implemented to protect employee, customer and partner health and ensure operational continuity, all face-to-face meetings with customers and suppliers were canceled and on-site visits prohibited. Solution Hexagon was committed to delivering the Automation Integrity upgrade as agreed and on time. It has also provided remote delivery services for many years to a wide variety of customers in more than 70 countries across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and South America when on-site access to a facility is not possible due to physical location, travel restrictions, physical security or other reasons. Key Facts Company: Vynova Description: Vynova, a chemical company with production sites in five European countries, supplies chlor-alkali chemicals and PVC resins to manufacturing companies across a wide range of industries. Its products play a key role in the production of numerous industrial products and consumer goods. Website: Industry: Chemical Country: Belgium Products Used: • PAS Automation Integrity™ Business Benefits: • On-time project delivery despite site access restrictions • Improved automation engineering- productivity • Enhanced ability to provide safe, reliable operations • Protected health and safety of essential plant operations staff Photo: Courtesy of Vynova Group with the photo (per the Vynova Group Communication Manager Yannick Brusselmans)

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