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Electronic key cabinet & lockers simplifying workflow 
Different departments optimised

Evonik client ecos
Medium-sized company

Time wasted searching keys being used for more valuable tasks

Combination of electronic key cabinets and lockers manages keys, mobiles and tools.

Evonik is one of the top manufacturers of speciality chemicals in the world. A North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany-based speciality chemicals firm with a stock market listing, it is one of the biggest specialised chemicals firms in the world and the second-largest chemicals company in Germany. Though the company is not manufacturing products like tires, animal feeds or medications but is producing the component, speciality chemical, that gives these kind of products their unique characteristics. For instance, fuel-efficiency to tires, elasticity to mattresses and healthiness to animal feeds. Today the company is active in more than 100 countries and employs over 33,000 people. 

Evonik was struggling to manage all the keys for different departments. They were wasting a lot of time when searching a specific key. However after the installation of first ecos electronic key cabinet, they knew that this is the solution to their problems. Moreover, with the addition of electronic lockers, mobile and tool management also became convenient.

Products used:
Electronic key cabinets of 3 sizes from ecos system

Electronic key cabinets

electronic locker

Electronic locker

ecos webman software

ecos webman

The challenge:
Tracking the whereabouts of all the keys & employees were difficult

As EVONIK’s various facilities are extremely large, they have to be divided into sections or different zones. However, a larger facility also means more staff and more keys for different applications. Efficient management of keys and valuables is therefore more difficult.

Initially, key management was very complicated for several years, time-consuming and error-prone, as it was impossible to know who was using certain keys and when. As far as resources were concerned, particularly working time, the management of keys, valuables and workers’ personal belongings posed problems.

Our solution:
Key cabinet with or without lockers as per requirement

EVONIK uses electronic key cabinets from ecosystems at all its sites.

These have been used for over 10 years to manage keys, valuables, firefighters’ tools and personal items.

The result:
Different sections of facility being centrally managed

All authorized employees in the various areas of the EVONIK company use electronic solutions from ecos systems for key and object management. Key cabinets and specialized systems make everyday working life easier and, above all, safer.

Time savings, security, controllability, transparency and orderliness all contribute to the efficient use of resources, leaving you free to concentrate on the important tasks at hand.

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