Accenture has delivered a cloud-based internet of things (IoT) platform and digital manufacturing platform to Blueair, a world leader in air purification, and part of the Unilever family of brands.
The platforms enabled Blueair to launch HealthProtect, its first connected air purifier to provide 24×7 protection against bacteria and viruses.
Accenture, leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS), built an IoT platform on the cloud that allows Blueair consumers to monitor and manage their indoor air quality remotely through a mobile app and multilingual voice commands, and receive alerts when filters need to be replaced.
The digital platform enables Blueair to remotely debug and automatically update the devices’ firmware. Accenture also developed a digital manufacturing platform that allowed Blueair to shift from manual to automated product assembling and testing of the connected air purifiers.
Accenture’s work is expected to significantly raise Blueair’s manufacturing productivity, reduce cloud expenditure and increase filter sales. In addition, the new IoT platform’s custom-built, reusable assets will enable Blueair to more quickly enhance its products and service offerings in the future.
“The new digital manufacturing and IoT platforms embed more intelligence into Blueair’s manufacturing and after-sales phase, helping the company drive revenues through new services and evolve its business model,” said Manish Gupta, managing director in Accenture’s Consumer Goods & Services group in India.
Accenture recently announced a $3 billion investment to help clients create differentiation by operating a cloud-first business to realize greater value at speed and at scale.