The number of end-user business verticals discovering the value of intelligent automation and RPA continues to expand. Process-heavy industries like financial services, insurance and healthcare are being joined by industries that might not look first to process automation as a way to make big efficiency and productivity gains. Even heavy industries like mining and manufacturing are beginning to realize the gains that are possible by automating manual back-office processes.
Vedanta Aluminium, India’s largest miner and producer of aluminium, has publicly announced a foray into RPA and is touting its position as the first metal and mining company in the country to do so. With its 1.3 billion citizens and its status as the most populous democracy in the world, India is an important market for technology products. A report from global consultancy PwC and the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) predicted sales of intelligent automation software in India will grow to around $350 million by the end of next year. Companies like Vedanta will lead that growth.
“Aluminium is the metal of the future, owing to its diverse applications in the clean technologies of tomorrow,” said Rahul Sharma, CEO of Vedanta Aluminium. “As one of the world’s top aluminium producers, we aim to make our operations future-ready. This has seen us undertake the digital transformation of our plants and processes, harnessing the potential of Industry 4.0 and Web3 for manufacturing excellence.”
The company said it is working with Piscataway, N.J.-based services firm Crave InfoTech, which partners with SAP for automation technology.