Founded in 1969 and based in Sendenhorst, Germany, VEKA AG has grown from a regional small business into a world-leading manufacturer of plastic panels as well as plastic profiles for windows, doors, and roller shutters. With its high standards of quality, performance, and innovative strength, this owner-managed company has become an established partner for builders, planners, and architects. Operating around the globe, the Group has subsidiaries on three continents and employs more than 5,200 people worldwide, 1,400 of whom are based at the Group’s headquarters in Sendenhorst.
The VEKA name stands for quality, precision, and sustainability in its products around the world. In this context, employees' safety and the greatest possible transparency for company-specific and production processes are crucial. To ensure that the communication required for this is free of interference, employees at the headquarters in Sendenhorst used a wireless VoWLAN communication solution. Despite having an extensive number of WLAN access points, typical sources of interference in industry, such as glass, metal, and plastic, often resulted in insufficient voice quality and a limited ability to reach employees, which represents an enormous safety risk, especially for lone workers.
It was therefore necessary to find a stable, scalable communication solution with alarms, messaging services, and telephony that work seamlessly over the entire production site. In addition, existing infrastructure was to be used as much as possible.
The Ascom solution
The Ascom IP-DECT system was used throughout the plant. This system guarantees improved coverage in addition to providing optimized voice quality and dedicated alarm channels. It also offers seamless interoperability and scalability.