The company I-care from Bergen, which specializes in predictive machine maintenance, has signed the largest contract in its history with brewer AB InBev. It will monitor machines at all production sites of the brewer in about fifty countries, I-care announced on Thursday.
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In concrete terms, the machines will be equipped with sensors developed by I-care to preventively detect possible breakdowns. “Our AI and data-driven solutions predict industrial failures months or even years before they occur,” the company said in a press release.
The amounts involved in the contract are not specified. But a spokesperson for I-care indicates that it represents 20 percent of the annual production capacity of the sensors.
I-care was founded in Bergen in 2004. It now employs more than 750 employees, has offices in 14 countries, and serves customers in sectors such as food, pharmaceuticals and chemicals. The sensors can also be found in nuclear power plants and on monuments such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris. In 2020, the company was named French-speaking Company of the Year.