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1th august 2017 was a great plus one news day for CodeIT. We are proud to announce the appoinment of Peter Sporrsäter as Technical & Pre-Sales Manager in Sweden. Please join us in welcoming our newest team member.

Industry 4.0 is heading into the Arctic Circle

Cermaq AS

Cermaq AS is building the world’s first Smart Factory for salmon.
Oslo based CodeIT AS to deliver new game changing integration 4.0 software.

Cermaq has announced big plans for 2018. With the closure of two processing sites in Norway, the company has instructed Baader GmbH and Oslo based CodeIT AS to deliver a new centralized production site, set to be the most innovative and efficient processing facility for salmon ever created. The factory is located in Storskjæret, a part of Steigen municipality within Nordland county and has been under construction since March 2017. The first fish are set to leave the 8000-square meter state of the art greenfield site by the end of Q2 2018.

Baader GmbH needs no introduction as a premier global manufacturer of food processing equipment, but it is CodeIT AS that are stealing the show. The Oslo based underdog is making waves with its ground breaking intelligent software CodeIT Enterprise™, winning against stiff competition from much larger companies to secure the deal with Cermaq. They are supplying the cross platform inter connectivity and digitalisation of the new site, earning it the title of an Industry 4.0 manufacturing facility – one of the first of its kind in seafood.

Project Leader Atle Kvist from Cermaq comments: ‘We as an industry are being more and more challenged on documentation and traceability, our green footprint is important to all our future planning and this is why we have chosen CodeIT AS to deliver a solution that fits our requirements very well. They specialize in intelligent and flexible software that gives us the control and visibility we need’.

CEO of CodeIT AS Bjørnar Torsnes has been working behind the scenes on this project for the last year. Together with Claes Park, System Software Manager and Inge Stenvoll, Project Leader, they have designed a solution that enables Cermaq to connect and integrate all surrounding machines in the production environment.

‘This flexibility enables full freedom for our customer to select the most efficient and state of the art equipment from the most competitive and innovative suppliers. Traditionally in a processing facility it is common that only one key supplier takes the lead and sets the technology level. As a result, there is no real competition in the purchasing process. CodeIT AS is triggering a step change in that process enabling the customer to operate under normal commercial conditions and not being moored to the mast as is often the case in our industry’ says Torsnes.

Big Data and The Internet of Things
With this deal signed on the 5th of July, Cermaq is putting a digital foot forward and aiming to reap the rewards of the inter-networking of machines or the Internet of Things, Big Data and Industry 4.0 – or Cyber Physical Systems. What kind of tangible benefits does this provide to a salmon producer? Torsnes comments, ‘A modern salmon facility takes in the fish, evaluates quality, weight, grading etc. and during all processes automatically determines which department the fish should go to. Once we introduce truly interconnected intelligence to these processes we can create efficiency at several orders of magnitude higher than was previously capable. For example, calculating the appropriate ice dosing for different geographical locations of shipments.’

CodeIT AS work across many industries and have previously provided digitalisation solutions to Marine Harvest, Pelagia, Coldwater Prawns of Norway, EWOS (now Cargill Animal Nutrition) and BioMar. The company claims it’s software CodeIT Enterprise™ puts its customers in control with an easy to use, reliable platform designed for growth with clear technical, economic and operational benefits.

About CodeIT
CodeIT provides its customers with expert advice and analysis, software, hardware, installation and support. With over 25 years of experience with critical business applications in various industries, CodeIT has integrated a considerable number of production lines in the Nordic countries, USA, Canada, Vietnam, Scotland and Ireland. Common for all installations is the standard toolbox CodeIT Enterprise™.

CodeIT started the development of CodeIT Enterprise™ in 2007, and today it is a reliable platform designed for growth with clear technical, economic and operational benefits. CodeIT Enterprise™ is an open standard software for setup and configuration of industrial AutoID and traceability systems. This software has the power to be customized to the customer’s area of use.

In recent news CodeIT AS has been awarded EUR 1.2 million from Horizon 2020, an EU Research and Innovation programme. Horizon 2020's SME programme is a customised instrument for small and medium-sized enterprises. It targets innovative companies with international ambitions. CodeIT AS was one of four Norwegian companies to win funding this year from EU Horizon 2020.

Notes to Editors
Please contact CodeIT for more information on any aspects of this release or if you would like to arrange interviews or receive more imagery or detail.

Press enquiries
Bjørnar Torsnes, CEO, CodeIT AS
T: (+47) 22 10 73 80
M: (+47) 907 72 110
E: bjornar.torsnes@codeit.no
Web: www.codeit.no

Cermaq film-web: https://www.cermaq.com/wps/wcm/connect/cermaq/home
Photo: CodeIT Enterprise™ is changing the landscape for salmon production. Photo courtesy of Cermaq.

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From the 1 of June 2017 companies must classify, label and package their hazardous chemicals according to the new regulations. CodeIT Enterprise meet the global regulations and business demands of the chemical industry with CodeIT databas, integration service and Enterprise applications;

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The tool for printing the labels in the factory

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A tool for product managers who need to see the labels and to create pictures from the previews

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FlexWipe – a giant leap for Pallet Labeling

FlexWipe

Simplicity through technology™

Evolabel FlexWipe pallet labeling system turns traditional pallet labelling up-side-down. Instead of being dangerous, hard to use, large, slow and expensive, the Evolabel FlexWipe system is totally safe, user friendly, compact, fast and cost effective. Enhancing safety - The unique Tactile arm eliminates any risk of crushing between the moving applicator arm and the printer or the pallet. If you put your hand in the way, the stepper motor driven arm stops and the system gives an alarm. The Tactile arm together with the Pivotable machine mount, negates the need of expensive guarding. This does not only reduce cost and release floor space, it also gives direct and quick access to the system for the operator. The label roll is replaced within 20 seconds and it takes only a minute to replace the print head or print roller when needed.

The Industrial Ethernet of Things

CodeIT Ethernet

At CodeIT we provide our customers with expert advice and analysis, software, hardware, installation and support. We have over 20 years’ experience with critical business applications in many types of industries and are known for having a high level of product, system, application, technology and engineering expertise and the capacity needed to help achieve a rapid and successful implementation of connected manufacturing.

See the CodeIT Enterprise introductory video:

Today CodeIT has integrated close to a thousand productionlines, from one site to multiple facilities around the Nordic countries, USA, Scottland and Ireland. Common for all installations is the open and flexible standard toolbox CodeIT Enterprise with built-in drivers and connectors that makes it easy to be flexible and scalable for the future. Integrating manufacturing systems with automation is the holy grail of efficiency, CodeIT Enterprise enable companies to leverage real-time information exchange between the business layer and the production layer to increase operational efficiency.

CodeIT helps companies in many different fields to turn labeling, coding and traceability into a strategic asset with lower costs and greater independence. Integrating the top floor with the shop floor with CodeIT Enterprise drives increased operational efficiency in line with Industry 4.0 and «Smart factory» thinking, a production with shorter adjustment and lead times, fewer errors, more flexibility and no time-consuming programming.

Industry 4.0, also known as the fourth industrial revolution is a concept from Germany aimed at computerization of the manufacturing industry where communication and IT system automates the production and create connected, intelligent factories. Smart and intelligent factories are characterized by greater flexibility, efficiency and productivity.

CodeIT Enterprise is an open standard software with the power to be cutomized perfectly tailored for the customer’s area of use. CodeIT Enterprise is continuously developed and functionally upgraded with a new release when it is necessary. New releases are included in the yearly licens and customer in need of new releases only pay for the hours spent on upgrade. With a standard product customers benefit from new software updates, product developments and are scalable for future needs.

A standard software as CodeIT Enterprise also means that there is only one software version and one source code, that maximise the return on investment when it comes to easy to support. Business depends on technology for everyday operations, every second of downtime is costly and waiting for support is not an option, therefore CodeIT have built up a team of people working with development, system architecture and configuration. Dedicated software engineers should be seen as customers front people but there is a team to back up, all familiar with the standard software version.

The software is configurable to customer requirements, even after installation. Everything is done by configuration, graphic user-interface, processes, data, logic, permissions, variables and functions.
Configuration instead of programming leads to significant cost savings in the future, additions of equipment, layouts, systems is easy to do. There is always possibilities to make changes and the code is not changed even though the software is tailored for your business. CodeIT Enterprise is flexible and integrates into customers current systems and processes, talk with all surrounding intelligence in realtime. Flexibility regarding brands and technology in equipment, printers, robots, scanners, x-ray, scales etc. The printer process is defined per printer and functions are configured based on the needs of each printer, for example handling of scanners, barcodes etc.

Today's automation technology is very complicated and system integration in a factory costing many engineering hours. With a modern integration toolbox as CodeIT Enterprise there is no need for the customer to be versed in the details. Systems and equipment can easily be selected from different vendors. In the future the customer can procure equipment on a purchase basis optimally way, CodeIT Enterprise talks with whatever you´ve got.

CodeIT Enterprise -puts you in control, don’t hesitate, get in touch today and find out how you can benefit from CodeIT.

Smart Factories

Christian Öhrn CEO CodeIT Sverige

With CodeIT Enterprise our customers has taken a step towards becoming a Smart Factory and part of Industry 4.0, the fourth industrial revolution. As CodeIT Enterprise is scalable it easily handles future configuration changes, customers can easily replace or add any equipment from a wide selection of vendors and systems. In addition, there are also large gains in efficiency because of the flexibility CodeIT Enterprise provides. Say´s Christian Öhrn, CEO CodeIT AB

Lantmännen Cerealia Talks to whatever you’ve got

CodeIT in the European Champions League

Bjørnar Torsnes, CEO i CodeIT

CodeIT AS received EUR 1.2 million from Horizon 2020 in the last round. "We are proud to have received this recognition from the European Commission after having applied several times in the past. Thanks to good counselling from Innovation Norway and the Seal of Excellence scheme, which initially triggered the application process, we have finally received confirmation that we are part of the European Champions League for start-ups", says Bjørnar Torsnes, CodeIT CEO.

What is eMRB: eMRB

Small and medium-sized enterprises in Norway are making their mark internationally and receiving major funding from the EU. In competition with companies throughout Europe, four companies will be receiving over NOK 65 million this month in order to commercialise their innovation projects.

"We're very pleased to see the Norwegian business sector doing such a good job of keeping up with international competition. We know that the eligibility criteria are very stringent, and I would like to congratulate Othecos, CodeIT, Voca and Respinor on their European funding", says Mona Skaret, Director of Growth Companies and Clusters at Innovation Norway. "The fact that more and more of our applications for funding from the EU are succeeding is a result of a focus on this at Innovation Norway and within our clusters. Oslo MedTech is an example of both a cluster and its corporate members achieving great success with Horizon 2020. The awards also show that the EU and Horizon 2020 are an arena that offers great opportunities for the Norwegian business sector.

The EU wants to stimulate innovation that will help solve the challenges the world is facing. With Horizon 2020, the EU is aiding the development of solutions to meet our shared societal challenges. This provides major global opportunities for the business sector. The EU has said what it wants, and the Norwegian business sector is responding to the challenges through innovative projects that will have an immediate global market potential.

Tough competition

This is business at the very top level, and competition to get there is tough. Norwegian companies have proven their worth, and from 2014 to 2016, they were awarded NOK 160 million from the Horizon 2020 SME instrument. The results of the first round in 2017 are in, and four Norwegian companies have been successful. These four companies will receive over NOK 65 million altogether. This is a new record!

Facts
About Horizon 2020

  • Horizon 2020's SME instrument is a customised instrument for small and medium-sized enterprises. It targets innovative companies with international ambitions.
  • The instrument is divided into two phases. Phase 1 is a feasibility assessment phase, and companies are awarded EUR 50 000. Phase 2 covers execution of the main innovation project. Companies are awarded EUR 1–2.5 million during this phase. What is Horizon 2020?

Seal of Excellence:
Innovation Norway funds phase 1 applications to the SME instrument that did not receive funding due to a lack of funds in Brussels. You can find more information about the scheme here.

More information:

Kjetil Svorkmo Bergmann, Senior Communications Advisor at Innovation Norway.
Tel.: +47 908 20 918, e-mail: kjber@innovasjonnorge.no.

 

CodeIT Enterprise™ talks with whatever you´ve got

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Today's automation technology is very complicated and system integration in a factory costing many engineering hours. With a modern integration toolbox as CodeIT Enterprise™ there is no need for the customer to be versed in the details. Systems and equipment can easily be selected from different vendors.

CodeIT Enterprise™ is flexible and integrates into customers current systems and processes, talk with all surrounding intelligence in realtime. Flexibility regarding brands and technology in equipment, printers, robots, scanners, x-ray, scales etc. The printer process is defined per printer and functions are configured based on the needs of each printer, for example handling of scanners, barcodes etc.

In the future the customer can procure equipment on a purchase basis optimally way, 

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CodeIT in EU Champions League for start-ups

Bjørnar Torsnes, CEO i CodeIT

Norske små og mellomstore bedrifter hevder seg internasjonalt og får store tilskudd fra EU. I konkurranse med selskaper fra hele Europa henter fire bedrifter denne måneden til sammen mer enn 65 millioner kroner til å kommersialisere sine innovasjonsprosjekter.

- Det er utrolig gledelig å se norsk næringsliv gjøre det så godt i skarp internasjonal konkurranse. Vi vet at kravene er skyhøye, og jeg vil gratulere Othecos, CodeIT, Voca og Respinor med EU-midler, sier Mona Skaret, direktør for vekstbedrifter og klynger i Innovasjon Norge. - At vi nå klarer å hente stadig mer fra EU er et resultat av en satsing på dette i Innovasjon Norge og i klyngene våre. Oslo MedTech er et eksempel hvor både klyngen selv og bedriftsmedlemmene har kjempesuksess i Horisont 2020. Tildelingene viser igjen at EU og Horisont 2020 er en arena der norsk næringsliv har store muligheter.

EU ønsker å stimulere til innovasjon som kan bidra til å løse de utfordringene verden står overfor. Gjennom Horisont 2020 gir EU drahjelp til løsninger på våre felles samfunnsutfordringer. Dette representerer store og globale markedsmuligheter for næringslivet. EU har kommet med sin bestilling, og norsk næringsliv er med å svare på utfordringene gjennom nyskapende prosjekter som har globalt markedspotensial fra første dag.

Beinhard konkurranse

Dette er bedriftenes øverste liga, og konkurransen om å nå opp er hard. Norske bedrifter viser seg å ha mye å fare med, og har i perioden 2014 til 2016 blitt tildelt 160 millioner kroner fra SMB-virkemiddelet under Horisont 2020. Nå har resultatene fra første runde i 2017 kommet, og fire norske bedrifter har kommet gjennom nåløyet. Til sammen henter de fire mer enn 65 millioner kroner. Det er ny rekord!

CodeIT AS mottok 1,2 millioner euro fra Horisont 2020 i siste runde. - Vi er stolt over å motta denne anerkjennelsen fra Europakommisjonen etter å ha søkt i flere omganger. Med god rådgivning fra blant andre Innovasjon Norge og ordningen Seal of Excellence - som i første fase var en utløsende faktor for å sette i gang søknadsprosessen - har vi endelig fått bekreftelse på at vi er med i EUs Champions League for start-ups, sier Bjørnar Torsnes, CEO i CodeIT.

Faktaboks
Om Horisont 2020:

  • Horisont 2020s SMB-instrument er et skreddersydd virkemiddel for små og mellomstore bedrifter. Det retter seg mot innovative bedrifter med internasjonale ambisjoner.
  • Virkemiddelet er delt inn i to faser: Fase 1 er en avklaringsfase der bedriften kan motta 50 000 Euro. Fase 2 er gjennomføringen av hovedprosjektet. I denne fasen kan bedriften motta mellom 1 og 2,5 millioner euro. Les mer om Horisont 2020s SMB-instrument.

Seal of Excellence:
Innovasjon Norge finansierer fase 1-søknader i SMB-instrumentet som ikke fikk finansiering på grunn av tomme budsjetter i Brussel. Mer om ordningen finner du her.

Mer  informasjon

Kjetil Svorkmo Bergmann, kommunikasjonsrådgiver. Tlf. 908 20 918, e-post kjber@innovasjonnorge.no.