Spidex Software has announced that leading international food coatings & ingredients manufacturer Newly Weds Foods has selected Mainsaver CMMS to support improved plant maintenance management across four European production sites.
The four sites – at Corby, Banbury and Ossett in the UK and at Helmond in the Netherlands – produce a comprehensive range of batters, breadings and seasonings. These ingredients are used by successful food producers across the globe to create innovative new products for the retail and foodservice markets.
The selection of Mainsaver was prompted by a requirement for consistent management information across the four factories. Senior Engineering Manager Steve Evans explains the background to the decision.
“We had a number of separate systems in place, each recording a different aspect of maintenance” he explains “which made it difficult to get a clear overall picture of how we were performing. We fully expect that when Mainsaver is installed at all four sites we will have access to consistent, meaningful management data that we can use to improve. ”
There are two immediate areas in which improvements are being anticipated following Mainsaver’s introduction. Steve Evans again: “In common with most other engineering departments, our objective is to increase the amount of planned maintenance that we do – being proactive, rather than reactive. But we also see a great opportunity to rationalise our spare parts stockholding by analysing Mainsaver’s spares usage data – in fact, stores savings alone should justify the entire project.”
As the appointed Mainsaver distributor and support provider for the EMEA region, Spidex Software will be providing full technical, training and implementation assistance, as well as ongoing helpdesk services for the project. The first phase of Mainsaver user training and site implementations are scheduled to commence in early 2012.
Spidex Managing Director Jonathan Starling commented; “We are delighted to welcome such a widely-respected food ingredients manufacturer as Newly Weds to our ever-expanding Mainsaver user community, and we look forward to a long and happy association.”
Mainsaver is used successfully in over 3000 locations across the globe, delivering optimum asset care across the full spectrum of operating environments - from factories to hospitals, from colleges to dockyards, from power stations to airports.