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Case Study: Marcegaglia Group

Strong-as-Steel Network Security in a Connected Factory

For Italian steel manufacturer Marcegaglia Group, factory automation and network security are critical for business. Explore below to see how Cisco Connected Factory, Factory Wireless and Factory Security helped them maximize production uptime, save time and resources and improve security.

Summary

Challenges

  • Automate movement of giant steel tubes inside factory and speed loading onto trucks
  • Reduce production costs; maximize uptime
  • Guarantee highest levels of worker productivity and safety

Results

  • Increased overall security levels for the IT infrastructure
  • 80% reduction in time devoted to security and policy management
  • Protected technology investment by adopting security solutions as part of a long-term strategy

What they're saying

"To enable uninterrupted communication, it's essential to have a fast, reliable and high-performance architecture and the right network devices for an industrial environment like ours. Cisco's Connected Factory has laid the foundation for increasingly advanced and effective automation."

Livio Bonatti, Network Infrastructure Manager, Marcegaglia

Who is Marcegaglia Group?

Industry: Steel Manufacturing
Location: Gazoldo degli Ippoliti, Italy
Company Size: 7,000 Employees

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