Profilglass – Production planning in the aluminium sector

APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling), Metalworking Sector

Profilglass, a leader in the production and processing of aluminium, has started a series of important projects to make the most of the opportunity represented by Industry 4.0. The company has thus developed a path of digital innovation by enhancing 4 main areas:

  • Update of the ERP management system;
  • Use of CyberPlan for production planning;
  • Upgrading of wireless systems and work centres;
  • Implementation of digitalization paths of production departments.

The objective of this series of projects is to improve:

  • Business competitiveness;
  • Quality of work;
  • Yield of production processes.

The Fanese company, following a careful software selection, has therefore selected the Advanced Planning & Scheduling system CyberPlan to make 4.0 its production planning. The advanced planning and scheduling tool allows you to quickly simulate production plans such as those in the aluminium supply chain, ensuring that you select the best plan on a daily basis. This is also thanks to the finished capacity, that is, to the calculation after weighting of the real production capacities of the company.

The company

Profilglass, a leading company in the aluminium sector, produces and distributes profiles, tubes and laminates dedicated to multiple sectors and applications on markets around the world.

Promoting the potential and qualities of aluminium for the growth of the group and for the construction of a better future: this is the Profilglass vision, which is based on the properties of the raw material processed, 100% recyclable and versatile, ideal for many applications and to improve the quality of life while respecting the environment.

The history of Profilglass began in 1982 when it was founded in Fano by brothers Giancarlo and Stefano Paci, for the production of spacer and decorative aluminium profiles for double glazing, a vocation that remained in the name but then expanded thanks to a constant investment policy.

Profilglass has been able to grow rapidly, verticalising itself to create the complete aluminium cycle and diversifying its business.

Since 2000, the company has also entered the rolling sector with the development of the foundry and cold rolling areas and the progressive implementation of the complete aluminium cycle up to hot rolling. Trademark Profilglass is the process of continuous evolution that has seen the company go from 7,000 to over 280,000 square meters, from 20 to more than 800 people and expand the range of production from profiles and pipes to laminates, to support the increasingly intensive use of this material in multiple sectors.

With over 200,000 tons of aluminum processed per year, Profilglass is today among the leaders in the sector at an international level, thanks to an export activity in more than 85 countries and the ability to develop excellent solutions to effectively, quality and timely meet the constantly increasing demand for aluminum in different sectors, construction, automotive, electronics, household, mechanical and many others. A journey that continues with the opening of the commercial branch Profilglass Do Brasil, thanks to which the company is present throughout the South American territory.


Reviewing the planning process is a delicate time, often leading to a change in the way we work. A phase that companies often view with fear. Our customers are supported in these phases of growth, thanks to professional consultants certified by APICS (The Association for Operations Management) and a competent assistance service. Teamwork is the key to success. The projects that are born are value-oriented and with lasting results: to start a process of continuous improvement.

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