Meet Altachem, your Factory of the future

“24Flow enables us to digitally and transparently support and follow-up on processes on the shopfloor.”

Altachem is a subsidiary of the Lindal Group and is based in Harelbeke, Belgium.

 

Originally founded in 1992 and home to 30 dedicated employees, Altachem is the world’s leader in the development and production of valves, application tools and accessories for 1K-PU foam (1 component PU foam) in pressurized cannisters.

 

With a turnover of more than 25 million euros and a continued focus on further growth and innovation, Altachem retains a strong position in the world of 1K-PU foam, adhesives and sealants.

 

In 2023, Altachem received Agoria’s Factory of the Future award, an industry award for manufacturing companies that use the most advanced digital technologies to implement intelligent and sustainable processes.

Belgian work shelter Oesterbank believes that digitalization offers a solution on both fronts. Recently, the organization replaced its shop floor solution with 24Flow, a future-proof operations platform that is part of the delaware family.

“Thanks to the operations platform of 24Flow, our production process kept on running smoothly during the upgrade process of our SAP ERP-system. 24Flow enables us to digitally and transparently support and follow-up on processes on the shopfloor. Thanks to its low-code capabilities, we can adapt the applications to our needs, without huge effort or investment costs. 24Flow is one of Altachem’s key technology partners, and we are extremely proud that these efforts have been recognized by Agoria’s Factory of the Future award.”
Wouter Van Haute
Operations Manager Altachem

Digitizing Operations for Excellence

In its strife for operational excellence, Altachem is continuously seeking to improve its production operations. Increasing real-time visibility on the shopfloor by leveraging digital technology is central to Altachem’s vision, because it empowers operators and is a solid foundation for automation. Digitalization further reduces errors and eventually leads to increased quality and efficiency.

Revolutionizing Production Digitization

In order to achieve this vision, Altachem selected 24Flow. Altachem was especially charmed by the flexibility and speed with which 24Flow allows to digitize production processes, something that was lacking in Altachem’s ERP system. Furthermore, 24Flow provided Altachem an elegant solution to decouple a pending upgrade of the ERP system from the day-to-day shopfloor operations, ensuring production continuity at all times.

About Altachem

Factory of the future award

In 2023, Altachem received Agoria’s Factory of the Future award, an industry award for manufacturing companies that use the most advanced digital technologies to implement intelligent and sustainable processes.

Managing goods and guiding AGVs

At Altachem, 24Flow manages inbound and outbound goods and directs Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs), aligning with its vision of connecting machines, software, and people.

Digital work instructions

Altachem adopts a step-by-step approach, identifying and implementing incremental improvements with quick ROI using 24Flow’s configurable mobile apps. Currently, they are exploring digital work instructions.

Streamlining operations

Wouter Van Haute credits 24Flow’s operations platform for seamlessly supporting Altachem’s production during an SAP ERP-system upgrade, noting its adaptability and role in earning an industry award.

24Flow brings the following advantages to Altachem

An operations platform that brings visibility and empowerment to the shop floor, allowing operators to get information, decide and act.


A digital first platform that bans paper or loose excel sheets.


A future-proof and secure platform that can easily be extended and adapted based on new needs, as they arise.

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24Flow is a modular operations platform that empowers discrete manufacturers to reduce lead times through digital support of operators and management. Inspired by lean and QRM, 24Flow controls the flow of production orders which increases visibility and results in shorter lead times, improved delivery reliability and a reduction of work-in-progress and inventory.

 

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