Veli-Matti Hakala

Veli-Matti Hakala is a Sales Manager at Cimcorp, an automation solution provider and systems integrator from Finland.

Mr. Hakala has a M.Sc. in Automation Technology from the University of Tampere, Finland. He has 20 years of experience, with the majority of the positions in engineering and automation. He has worked as a Technical Manager, General Manager and Business Manager in international business, involved in development and sales of automation solutions. As Sales Manager at Cimcorp he is presenting the customers’ needs and contributing to the development of Dream Factory, Cimcorp’s end-to-end solution for total control of the material, data and process flow at tire factories.

Latest trends in automation: How to improve the efficiency and productivity in tire manufacturing  


In today’s rapidly changing global business environment the tire manufacturers increasingly meet the challenges of improving their productivity while maintaining the sustainability, being more dynamic and meeting the variable customer demands.

This presentation handles the latest trends in automation. The latest technical – especially software – solutions improve the control of the total material flow. This makes it possible to survey the whole manufacturing process in a totally new way. Efficient and ecofriendly handling equipment – robots, monorails, AGVs, conveyors – integrated with intelligent software into a seamlessly operating entity enable the rearrangement and even reduction of the process machinery. Higher capacity with less equipment and smaller investment.

Solution and benefits:
The new optimized tire plant layout makes tire manufacturers faster and more dynamic when building new plants, and enables them to optimize the plant size.  Having improved control of the whole manufacturing process means that more high-quality tires can be produced. Tracking, combined with smaller buffers and 100% availability of components at all process machines, can increase yield dramatically. This presentation will explain how Cimcorp’s Dream Factory solution – which includes material handling and manufacturing execution systems – provides sustainable growth for tire makers.