SABIC’s Teesside site is celebrating after winning the Innovation in Technology category at the Real IT Awards – with the support of three Wilton Centre-based companies.

The chemical company’s IT team received the accolade for work carried out on the firm’s System 18 plant at Wilton, near Redcar, the world’s largest Low-Density Polyethylene plant.

SABIC’s Manufacturing IT team on Teesside and data-analysis specialists Argent & Waugh worked with the firm’s machines engineers to develop the system. It has worked reliably, thanks to help from two neighbouring companies – TekGem and Industrial Thinking.

The new system has already provided significant savings by helping to keep the plant’s operations efficient.

Tony Porritt, SABIC’s Manager for Systems and Infrastructure, said: “It makes me incredibly proud to work with such talented people and to have delivered such a valuable solution.”