Today, AGA's new fully automated cylinder filling plant is inaugurated in Enköping. It is the first of its kind in Europe, and one of the largest gas filling facilities within AGA. The entire production flow is automated, from sorting, filling, storage to picking; at the same time six sites are consolidated into the new plant. The invest-ment in the plant amounted to 40 million Euros and has created 50 new jobs in Enköping.
“The facility in Enköping is unique. It is the most modern gas cylinder filling plant with fully automatic cylinder handling. This provides numerous benefits to our customers and employees alike in terms of quality, safety and work environment”, says Andreas Opfermann, CEO of AGA Gas.
AGA's filling plant in Enköping will handle approximately 1.8 million cylinder-fillings per year. It is the first time the entire production flow has been automated - from sorting to filling, storage, and picking.
“Smart robots handle most processes and do most of the heavy lifting. The main tasks of the operators have been changed to monitoring the systems and to the loading and unloading of the trucks. Also, the business becomes data-driven and we can continuously measure, evaluate and optimize our processes”, explains Tobias Vikberg, Production and Distribution Manager Sweden at AGA Gas AB.