Producing innovative electronic solutions for the automotive industry, supplier Helbako must ensure its components meet high quality standards.
Disruptive trends and digital technologies are driving major change in the automotive industry. Today’s cars are smarter and more connected than ever, while advances in IoT and autonomous driving technology look set to make cars even more intelligent in the future.
The electronics in modern cars are extremely complex. Helbako uses state-of-the-art development and manufacturing techniques to make the cars of tomorrow safer, more efficient and more comfortable.
To guarantee the highest quality standards for its cutting-edge electronic components, every product needs to undergo a number of tests. Around 200 standalone PCs are used for quality management on production lines. Stephan Hösel, a member of Helbako’s IT team, explains: “Strict quality control is essential in our industry. We use headless PC workstations as part of our streamlined manufacturing processes, which must run reliably around the clock to meet our production goals.”
With sophisticated IT processes underpinning all business functions, employees at Helbako need easy access to applications and files. But manually managing each workstation was putting the small IT team under pressure.
Stephan Hösel adds: “Walking around the company from desk to desk to provide support was fine when we only had 100 or so workstations to manage. But as the company grew and we expanded abroad, this manual approach was no longer viable.”