Who are Kautex?


Established in 1949, Kautex is one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, developing and producing blow-molded fuel systems, selective catalytic reduction systems, clear vision systems and engine camshafts kautex_global_it_manager_400alongside plastic industrial packaging solutions from 31 facilities in 14 countries. The global business prides itself on maintaining a ‘first to market’ approach with products and innovation.

Kautex manufactures fuel systems and packaging products at its 480,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in Liversedge, supplying to the automotive sector worldwide. Much of the production equipment on site relies on a consistent wireless connection to operate effectively, and the maintenance team requires a reliable Wi-Fi connection in order to carry out essential equipment maintenance. The Kautex team was experiencing regular Wi-Fi dropout, which was interfering with production and maintenance schedules and - ultimately - costing the business money.

The Dynamic solution


Kautex is a long-standing Dynamic Networks Group customer, and the team in Liversedge contacted us for help to resolve the inconsistent Wi-Fi signal they were experiencing with their existing provider. Our team conducted an in-depth site-wide survey, which included reviewing the existing Wi-Fi points across the site, identifying the root causes of poor connectivity and putting forward recommendations outlining where the minimum number of access points should be strategically located to deliver consistent Wi-Fi performance throughout the manufacturing facility.

The result


From the initial survey to the implementation of our recommendations, everything was completed in a very short timeframe with minimal disruption to the plant’s day-to-day operations and completely eliminating the connectivity issues on site. The overriding result has been a dramatic improvement in uptime at the plant, which the team says has resulted in greater productivity across the board.

Kautex in-house IT specialist, Marius Bosneanu, says, "Dynamic Networks have done an excellent job and have worked to my specification. At all times the team were not afraid to make proposals to improve and dynamically adjust the project to meet my expectations. The end result was exactly what I expected: a fully operational Wi-Fi infrastructure, with a strong signal at any point of the premises. The Dynamic team were professional, knowledgeable and ready to fix any unexpected problems. They are more than just our network suppliers, they have become colleagues."