Case story

Digitalization enhances productivity and creates a more cost-competitive base

Electrolux continued the roll-out of its fully-connected factory model across its sites in 2019.


  • 3-5% expected increase in productivity in Kinston and Sao Carlos factories
  • Roll-out across other factories continues

The Internet of Things enhances production

The industrial Internet of Things (IoT) production flow, where everything is connected, is expected to increase productivity by 3-5% at the Kinston, U.S., and Sao Carlos, Brazil, factories when fully implemented. These two factories were the first Electrolux fully-connected manufacturing shop-floor pilots in 2018, which have been further developed.

In 2019, the Industrial IoT model was further rolled out at our Anderson, U.S., factory and in 2020 the roll-out will continue across other factories as part of a multi-year plan.

The benefits of factory digitalization

Digitalization enables an interconnected factory process flow that is digitally controlled and managed by a Manufacturing Execution System. This monitors real-time production information from robots, machines and employees.

Monitoring the of assembly lines through hundreds of data points enables other functions along the value chain to instantly optimize the production flow – to improve productivity, quality and supply chain flexibility.