ANT Solutions is a software company that provides solutions for modern factories. It helps manufacturing companies through the digital transformation by offering a platform with various modules for manufacturing operations management, such as OEE performance monitoring, MES, CMMS, APS, Shop Floor WMS and EMS systems.

In addition to providing solutions for manufacturing operations management, ANT Solutions also specializes in helping manufacturing companies increase the performance of their production. By implementing their software solutions, ANT Solutions can optimize production processes, reduce downtime, and minimize waste.

With real-time monitoring of key performance indicators such as Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and tracking of maintenance needs, ANT Solutions can help manufacturers identify and address bottlenecks in their operations, ultimately leading to increased efficiency and higher yields. Through their focus on digital transformation and use of cutting-edge technology, ANT Solutions is committed to helping manufacturing companies stay competitive in an increasingly complex global marketplace.

Interview with Sebastian Kasza, Sales and Marketing Manager at ANT Solutions.

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

Sebastian Kasza: The main areas of activity of the company are machine connectivity, software development, implementation and continuous support. The company serves different industries such as FMCG, pharma and aviation & automotive. ANT Solutions is a one stop-shop for all your manufacturing needs.

E.E: What’s the news about new products?

S.K: ANT Solutions has recently launched a cloud-native architecture for its platform, which offers scalability, accessibility, agility and flexibility, better use of IT resources, additional cloud services, improved security and high availability. 

In addition to the benefits mentioned above, the cloud-native architecture of ANT Solutions’ platform also enables better cost-effectiveness. With this new architecture, users can save on the costs associated with hardware and maintenance. Since the platform is cloud-based, users no longer need to purchase expensive hardware or maintain and upgrade it. Instead, the cloud-native architecture allows users to leverage the infrastructure and resources of the cloud provider, which can be a more cost-effective option.

E.E: What are the ranges of products?

S.K: Our flagship product at ANT Solutions is our Manufacturing Execution System (MES), a comprehensive software solution that allows manufacturers to track and optimize their production processes from start to finish. Along with MES, we offer a range of other modules that can be integrated into our ANT Smart Factory platform to provide a complete suite of manufacturing operations management tools. These include OEE Performance Monitoring, Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), Advanced Planning & Scheduling (APS), Shop Floor Warehouse Management System (WMS), and Energy Management System (EMS).

Moreover, we also provide a variety of additional modules that can be customized to suit the specific needs of our clients. For instance, our microstops monitoring module can help identify and address micro-stops in the production line, while our paperless module can help streamline documentation and reduce paper waste. We also offer interactive meeting and machine control modules that allow for improved collaboration between team members and more efficient control of production equipment. At ANT Solutions, we are dedicated to providing our clients with the most advanced and customizable manufacturing solutions on the market.

E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active?

S.K: The company is expanding its global presence by partnering with BBS Automation, a leading provider of flexible and high-quality automation solutions. The company has offices in Poland (HQ), Slovakia, Germany, Italy, USA, Malaysia and China. We still maintain Europe as our main area of operations.

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

S.K: The market trends that the company follows are industry 4.0, digital transformation, cloud manufacturing and continuous improvement. ANT Solutions wants to be a global leader in industry 4.0 solutions and to offer modern industries high-tech solutions to meet actual market requirements and changes.

E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed?

S.K: The most innovative products are the cloud-native architecture for its platform and the smart machine module that enables machine control and microstops monitoring which includes on-the-fly changeovers on the machines and remote recipes’ upload. 

E.E: What estimations do you have for 2023?

S.K: ANT Solutions will continue to grow its customer base, develop new features and modules for its platform and explore new markets and opportunities, especially in central and eastern Europe. We expect to grow at a double-digit rate.