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Johnson Matthey digitises hydrogen fuel cell manufacturing with Infor

Infor , an industry cloud company , has announced that Johnson Matthey has selected Infor MES ( Manufacturing Execution System ) to digitise manufacturing operations , to boost efficiency and traceability and to underpin ambitious growth plans for its Hydrogen Technologies business unit . A global leader in sustainable technologies , Johnson Matthey will deploy Infor MES at its hydrogen fuel cell manufacturing facility in Swindon , UK . fuel cells . By integrating machines and plant equipment with business systems , Infor MES will deliver real-time control over operations , supporting operators with every task they have to perform .

“ We recognised the need to invest in functionally-rich systems to keep pace with the increasing demand for hydrogen fuel cells and electrolysers ,” said Simon
Jones , Operations Director of Hydrogen Technologies . “ Infor MES will allow us to ramp up production to meet customer demand and fulfil our ambitious growth plans .”
“ We ’ re delighted to be working with Johnson Matthey in such an innovative and exciting industry ,” said Andrew Kinder , Infor Senior Vice President Industry and Solution Strategy .
Set to play a key role in the decarbonisation of mobility , hydrogen technologies are a strategic business for Johnson Matthey . Following years of research and development efforts , the business is now investing to strengthen its manufacturing capabilities to meet demand and drive growth .
Following a thorough assessment of the market and a competitive bid process , Johnson Matthey decided to invest in Infor MES to scale up its production of hydrogen

Nokia IP and private wireless chosen by Société du Grand Paris to power one of Europe ’ s largest metro rail projects

The contract builds on Nokia ’ s relationship with SGP following the deployment of an LTE wireless network systems to provide critical network connectivity across three of the new Paris metro lines . The Grand Paris Express , the future metro of Greater Paris , is one of the largest metro rail projects in Europe . With 200km of rail network , the project includes the creation of four new lines ( 15 , 16 , 17 and 18 ) around Paris , the extension of line 14 , the construction of 68 new metro stations and the development of new neighbourhoods around these future urban centres .

Nokia has announced that the Société du Grand Paris ( SGP ) will deploy its 5G-ready IP / MPLS multiservice , mobile core and Radio Access Network ( RAN ) solutions to support the implementation of four automated train lines that link 200km of Paris and up to 2 million passengers a day .

The Nokia solutions include a state-of-the-art , multi-service IP / MPLS high-speed network to support all Grand Paris Express operational and maintenance requirements . The private mobile radio solution is designed for operational communications and indoor / outdoor connectivity across all Grand Paris Express stations , lines and depots . Mission-critical application requirements across the four lines will be supported by the multi-service IP / MPLS network .
The highly-secure IP / MPLS communications network will operate as a powerful , high-speed backbone that increases operational efficiency , enhances safety and improves the passenger experience .
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