Bosch Implements Fully Automated Access to Brewery
18.06.2015 - Founded in 1731, Oettinger Brauerei is one of the leading German brewery groups, with four sites in Germany. The head office is located in the residential town of Oettingen in Bava...
Founded in 1731, Oettinger Brauerei is one of the leading German brewery groups, with four sites in Germany. The head office is located in the residential town of Oettingen in Bavarian Swabia. Its products are enjoying increasing popularity worldwide and about twenty beers and beer beverages are offered nationwide at approximately 10,000 sales outlets. The company therefore brews around the clock in shifts and focuses on direct sales channels using its own logistics.
This 24-hour operation requires – in addition to traditional perimeter security – not only a smooth flow of entries and exits but also easy access for employees to the factory premises at any time of day. Therefore it was crucial not to hinder or interrupt essential operational processes when implementing an appropriate security solution. Here the choice fell on the customised security products and systems of Bosch Security Systems from Dusseldorf, part of the global Robert Bosch group. So the security specialist‘s consultants implemented a fully automatic driveway and automatic visitor registration at the Oettinger site in Monchengladbach and operates the installation itself.
After entering relevant data into a terminal, visitors get a card with which they are authorised to pass through a Werra Turnsec I turnstile on foot or to drive through quick-folding gates. Here Bosch rely on the TÜV type-tested products of their long-standing partner, Perimeter Protection Germany from Salzkotten, a manufacturer of products and systems for perimeter and outdoor protection. Their quick-folding Werra EntraQuick II was predestined to meet the requirements for smooth workflows at the Oettinger plant due to its extremely high opening and closing speeds of up to 1 m/s, which allow closing immediately after every entry or exit. When leaving the site, the visitor’s card is collected by a draw-in reader that is integrated into the turnstile or in the media column of the EntraQuick II. For employees and other authorised persons, access and exits are verified by long range readers.
During the installation phase it was necessary to avoid interruptions of workflows as much as possible. PPG Sales Representative Helmut Napp explains: „It really was a challenge to install the entire system during the brewery working day between all the trucks that were constantly entering and leaving.“ Necat Deveci, systems consultant in project business for access control of Bosch Security Systems adds: „The security concept that has been implemented here fits Oettinger like a tailored suit. In addition to the fully automated and unmanned visitor management, all visitors are guided through a process-integrated safety briefing. This ensures seamless auditable documentation of visitor traffic. The dynamic authorisation management is precisely adapted to the internal operations of Oettinger. For example, suppliers are allowed to leave the premises only after electronic legitimacy by staff. It is important to our customer that their high safety standards are maintained without affecting daily operations. This can only be guaranteed with a professional working team. We therefore like to fall back on the extensive know-how and the high-quality product portfolio of our partner Perimeter Protection Germany.“