550 wearable devices reconstruct the contacts history of Catania’s and Tirana’s plants
MILAN, 2020, the 11th of November – Partitalia srl, Italian company operating in the ICT sector since 2001, produces and markets smart cards, tags and RFID readers throughout Europe. During the first lockdown of March, it has been chosen by S.I.BE.G. srl, the “The Coca-Cola Company’s” soft drinks’ bottling company in Sicily. The company bought 550 Partitalia’s “Close-to-me” devices to track the social distancing of Catania’s and Tirana’s plant.
THE MEETING BETWEEN S.I.BE.G. AND PARTITALIA
«In March, at the peak of the Covid-19 emergency, the company set up a task force to define and implement appropriate safety measures, including the indispensable adoption of a system that would help us observe social distancing rules – says Gaetano Russo, S.I.BE.G. srl Procurement Manager -. From among the various players in the sector we chose Partitalia and its “Close-to-me” device».
“CLOSE-TO-ME”, THE WEARABLE THAT RECONSTRUCT THE HISTORY OF CONTACTS THROUGH A SOFTWARE
«We needed a simple but effective device, something that would remind employees and everyone present in the plant to keep a distance of one and half or two metres from each other. We needed something that was light to wear, an acoustically non-invasive device but which performed this function – declares Russo -. Above all, we also needed a software that could rapidly provide reports about contacts between devices to be able to reconstruct the history of the contacts, above all in the case of a confirmed case of Covid». The Partitalia’s wearable, moreover, it is connected to a software, with which we can download the entire history of each device it has come into contact with at a distance of less than one and a half metres.
Totally Made in Italy, «“Close-to-me” is a small device that can be worn around the neck all day and is not an annoyance. Last but not least, it has a low cost compared to those of all the other competitors on the market».
550 DEVICES BETWEEN CATANIA AND TIRANA
S.I.BE.G. bought Partitalia’s wearable both for the Catania plant – which houses the headquarters with the offices and the production plant and from which between 30 and 100 trucks of soft drinks are sent out every day to more than 30,000 sales points throughout Sicily – and for the plant in Albania, in Tirana, another “Coca-Cola” bottler in the same group. In this regard, Russo adds: «We bought a total of 300 “Close-to-me” devices for the Catania plant and around 250 for Albania. At present at S.I.BE.G. Catania we used 200 for our employees, each of whom has been associated to a personal device that they bring with them to work, switching it on at the start of the shift and switching it off when they leave at the end of the shift. The other 100 are used for visitors entering the plant».
To know more: https://www.partitalia.com/en/close-to-me/