Startup Offers SMEs Productivity Data Solution

Incubators

Hungarian startup Haris Engineering says it has developed a solution that will allow small- and medium-sized production companies to obtain productivity data via an accelerometer and a smartphone app.

Péter Perecz of Hungarian startup Haris Engineering at the Brainbar OxoLabs Blastoff Startup Competition.

The startup’s team consists of a range of engineers and LEAN management specialists, and recently won three awards at the Brainbar OxoLabs Blastoff Startup Competition.

The awards came with a prize of Microsoft support through its safe data-cloud technology. Furthermore, Haris has also secured the business development support of DesignTerminal Co. and Impact Works to strengthen public relations and marketing development activity.

Company founder and CEO Péter Perecz explains the importance of the breakthrough, known as “Haris Operator”.  

“The fundamental problem in productivity improvement is that you are stopped at data collection and control,” he says. “Industrial PLCs [programmable logic controllers] and production sensors are expensive; spreadsheets are too manual to record data and are a poor use of time and productivity.”

User-friendly and Cheap

Haris Operator offers a user-friendly, inexpensive method for any production environment to measure and collate critical data, the company tells the Budapest Business Journal.

The product’s data collection happens through an accelerometer, which transfers the information to a smartphone app, which can be quickly installed, automatically starting to capture speed losses and downtimes. The application offers an option to record any critical notes against the data being recorded by the sensor on the machine, both for immediate action and further analysis and later stage improvements.

Perecz says there is a need for CEE companies to catch-up with productivity in the West.

“Eastern Europe small- to mid-sized firms are in the core of our strategy, where wages must still be increased, and the only way to stay competitive is to maximize productivity levels. Anyone who is looking to improve productivity without the need for additional engineering and maintenance services can benefit from this solution.”

The BBJ asked Haris Engineering which markets it plans to target. “Our plan is to start in Central Europe, but we have connections from other regions, and our long-term goal is the global market,” a company spokesperson says.

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