The Smart Factory – Sunfab Hydraulics AB and Monitor ERP System

Sunfab Hydraulics produces high volumes of quality products for the mobile hydraulic industry worldwide. To stay ahead of the competition they need to be on the cutting edge of technology and business management. And they need a first class ERP system, which they have had since teaming up with Monitor back in the 1990’s.

Sunfab manufactures hydraulic pumps and motors and their products are sold to around 60 countries worldwide. The factory and main office are located in Hudiksvall, Sweden, and the company has around 100 employees. Sunfab’s net turnover for 2017 was SEK 211,6 million (€20,6 million). Their delivery reliability is close to 100%, based on deliveries not being more than 3 days early or 0 days late.
– We produce around 500 000 pistons each year, to have the volume that we need, says Johan Högberg, Project Manager at Sunfab.
Each piston takes no more than two minutes to produce from raw material to finished product. This is possible by having a high degree of automation in the factory.
All machines are integrated with the automatic robot system in some way, and with MONITOR. The machines constantly send live data of produced units and used production time back to the ERP system.
– So we know exactly where we are in each production order. The input that we do to the system, we trust it 100 percent, Johan Högberg says.
Sunfab and Monitor have been close companions since the 1990’s when Sunfab first began using MONITOR ERP System.
– And in the coming years we’ll increase our capacity in the factory, and we will continue our cooperation with Monitor to further streamline our production, says Marie Nilsson, CEO at Sunfab.