Oil Production Automation

  • Client: Wilmar Groupc
  • Role: Professional Service
  • Agency: Manufiq (Manufacturing Intelligence) 


The customer required to be able to control the entire process of receiving and storing raw materials and oil products. The system needed to interact with all departments of production and for this reason the control had to be accessible from all areas of the factory. It represents the heart of the whole factory and requires a pure solution that minimizes the chances of “Black out”.


The supervisory system has been developed on Citect SCADA in client/server configuration with two redundant servers and 7 client located among departments, one of which is used as an engineering station; within the same system it has been developed also the supervision system of the electric lot, it is visible also on an additional client that is always connected through the same Ethernet line. This part manages I/O wired and serial signals read by Sepam via Modbus RTU.
For the development of automation and supervision system it has been considered the typical management utilities made according to the parameters of Qreatiq and already applied in similar process systems.


Our technicians, after a careful analysis of the process and thanks to their experience in the field, have set the design emphasizing the dynamism of the entire process that is easy to understand and easy to use. Many simulation test were carried out at our headquarter. The start-up took place quickly ensuring to the client an immediately full control of the area.


The experience and the ability to analyze the customer’s need and the subsequent selection of the best interface and control tools that best suits the case


Wilmar International Limited founded in 1991, is Asia’s leading agribusiness group. It ranks amongst the largest listed companies by market capitalisation on the Singapore Exchange, being the second largest as of September 2010. It is a Singaporean investment holding company that provides management services to its 400+ subsidiary companies. It was also ranked 248th in the Fortune Global 500 list in 2018. It was ranked 3rd in the World’s Most Admired Company (Food Production) by Fortune Magazine in 2019.

Wilmar International business activities include oil palm cultivation, edible oils refining, oilseeds crushing, consumer pack edible oils processing and merchandising, specialty fats, oleochemicals, and biodiesel manufacturing, grains processing and merchandising, and sugar milling and refining. It has over 500 manufacturing plants and an extensive distribution network covering China, India, Indonesia and some 50 other countries. The Group is backed by a multinational workforce of over 90,000 people