In the second half of November 2020, Iskraemeco and our partner company, Iskraemeco Sarajevo, established a new production line for AM550 smart meters.
Implementation of a new production line was initially planned for March 2020, but we had to postpone it due to the global COVID-19 situation.
Iskraemeco boasts extensive experience in transferring production lines to alternative locations, but so far we have never had to face so many complex challenges. All the preparatory works that we thought did not require our physical presence on the site were done remotely. Using different software tools, we installed a new production server and production computers and arranged other connections with the plant in Kranj.
The new production facility was fitted with new equipment and the existing equipment was upgraded. We also tested machinery and had training for employees who would be using the new gear. In the end, we also ran a trial production.
After the upgrade, the Iskraemeco Sarajevo production facility now manufactures AM550 single-phase and three-phase smart meters with integrated G3PLC or GPRS modules. They will continue to produce household meters ME162 and MT174, as well as the previous generations of ME381 and MT381 meters which will be discontinued in due course. All the meters are made for the Bosnian market.