Centris Technoloiges and PcVue win the “Kinetic Process Innovation Award” for the smart line system deployed at Home Hardware Beauti-Tone Paints in Burford, Ontario. These awards, given by High Tech Views, honor companies whose solutions have made a significant contribution to supporting the growth and success of their customers in industries such as medical, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and chemical.
“This year’s applications were on the cutting edge, ranging from innovative ways to manage the health of the population to technological advances using visual form recognition to enable a sort of Google of the Process Industry. This reflects the ongoing focus on best practices for streamlining business and regulatory processes in the delivery of new and innovative products and services, “said Drew Barrows, Associate Editor of High Tech Views.
The system designed and developed by Centris Technologies integrates the components of the paint filling lines and gives operators complete visibility into the status and performance of the components. The downtimes are listed, and the devices are configured automatically. The customer has moved from a paper-based and responsive management approach to paperless and proactive management.
About Home Hardware Beauti-Tone Paints: Home Hardware Beauti-Tones is the # 1 Canadian manufacturer of Canadian-made retail paints. Home Hardware’s Beauti-Tone paint division and Home brand products are located in southwestern Ontario. The plant and laboratories are one of North America’s most modern paint manufacturing facilities. The Division provides a range of water-based and solvent-based paint products. They also offer a wide range of aerosol products and cleaning products, including their popular range and much appreciated Natura products. They also produce their own waterproofing coatings, including acrylic latex caulking and drywall compound. All of their products are sold exclusively at Home Hardware in more than 1,000 Home Hardware stores across Canada and are developed in their own modern, fully-equipped research and development laboratories. Their product range includes the Designer Series, Signature Series, Weather Shield, Wood Shield and Professional Paint.
About Kinetic Process Innovation Awards: The awards program, founded by Kinetic Information LLC in 1996, is sponsored by High Tech Views to recognize innovation in the application of information technology. Prices focus on the business benefits that user organizations derive from their technology systems. The winners are selected by a panel of experts composed of independent professionals who are recognized authorities in their fields. The evaluation process is free from any vendor or other bias, so that the focus remains on the business benefits of each winning achievement.