CEAT transforms digitally with AWS IoT and analytics

CEAT is using AWS to drive smart manufacturing tyres with sensors which can predict various data points such as load and wear. 

CEAT transforms digitally with AWS IoT and analytics

Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company, has announced that CEAT, a home-grown multinational tyre manufacturer, is using AWS to drive smart manufacturing and invent intelligent tyres – tyres with sensors which can predict various data points such as load and wear. 

Using AWS cloud capabilities, including Internet of Things (IoT), analytics and business intelligence, and machine learning, CEAT is digitising factories to unlock manufacturing efficiencies, make data-driven decisions with SAP on AWS, and launch innovative digital services. For instance, CEAT was able to develop a solution that automatically recommends which tyres dealers should order based on history and real-time supply with the help of AWS services.

Before migrating to AWS, CEAT’s on-premises infrastructure could not scale with the demand for new digital services. CEAT implemented a modern SAP S/4HANA enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform on AWS. Then, using Amazon QuickSight, an AWS service that helps CEAT employees easily understand data, CEAT set up real-time analytics dashboards using factory and enterprise data. 

Data analytics unlock insights to help the company develop innovative and high-quality tyres for safer journeys, including an intelligent tyre for commercial fleet operators. Intelligent tyres have built-in telemetry sensors connected to the cloud, which records tyre data, including pressure and temperature, to detect leaks and predict tyre failure. This insight minimizes fleet operators’ vehicle downtime and prevents road accidents.

To digitize its manufacturing processes, which require 250 raw materials, CEAT connected production machines, like curing presses, to the cloud and built a data lake on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). This lake securely stores CEAT’s structured and unstructured data from across its operations at scale, improving CEAT’s view of factory operations and helping line managers closely monitor factory operations.

With AWS, CEAT can now rapidly develop innovative digital solutions for customers. CEAT uses Amazon Redshift, a cloud data warehouse, and Amazon SageMaker for an experimental solution.

The solution automatically scans stock-keeping unit names and tyre serial numbers, registering warranties and claims via an image upload service. This service makes the warranty and claims registration process smoother and more efficient for customers. CEAT also used Amazon Redshift to pilot a service that automatically recommends which tyres dealers should order based on history and real-time supply, further enhancing the customer experience.

Ganesh Bhat, head of digital and analytics (CoE) at CEAT said, “AWS has helped us deliver a better customer experience by using cloud capabilities, like machine learning, serverless computing, and database services,”. 

“With AWS, we can create new products, like intelligent tyres, much faster. In addition, we can focus on innovation instead of system maintenance by using the cloud to automate more processes.”

Puneet Chandok, president of Commercial Business, AWS India and South Asia at AISPL said, “CEAT is making its factories smart with AWS, bringing the cloud to the tyre manufacturing process.”

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