From April 17 to 19, EuroMaintenance took place at Ahoy, Rotterdam (The Netherlands). This large European maintenance and asset management conference welcomed visitors from over thirty countries. MaxGrip played a large part in the program with two keynotes and five workshops. While the conference’s theme was ‘Asset Management at its Best’, MaxGrip’s knowledge sessions primarily focused on how to empower people to perform.
Day 1 – TenneT, Victrex and Predictive Maintenance
We kicked off EuroMaintenance with our first workshop that was given by senior strategist Jos Slangen of TenneT together with our trusted advisor Ernstjan Meinen. They shared many insights on future-proofing asset management and harmonizing employees at the Transmission System Operator (TSO). One of their key learnings: to empower people to perform you need to communicate continuously and intensively.
In another workshop, Kaj Rook and Ronald de Kok of MaxGrip, explored the question how already available data can be leveraged to reduce unplanned downtime. They showed a real-life example of a paper mill and how more predictive maintenance changed the focus of the engineer from weekly monitoring to continuous improvement. After the workshops, the participants could come to our stand to ask some more questions and get to know MaxGrip.
We finished the first day with a very successful keynote given by the COO of Victrex, Jeff Versterre together with Ronald de Kok of MaxGrip. Jeff talked about how asset management can be an important contributor to business success. He underlined this with examples from Victrex’s successful maintenance and engineering excellence that increases sustainability, reliability and productivity.
Day 2 – Successful EAM Deployments
MaxGrip focused on our presentation given together with our partner IFS Ultimo on the second day of the conference. The workshop on successful EAM system deployments was presented by senior consultant Niek Dillerop of MaxGrip and Freddy Vos, VP International Sales at IFS Ultimo. Based on two clients cases, BP Castrol India and a multinational oil & gas company, they zoomed in on how companies can empower their people to perform with robust deployments of their EAM system Ultimo.
Day 3 – LNS Research, Waternet and ONE-Dyas
On our final day of EuroMaintenance, MaxGrip had a full schedule again with a keynote and two workshops. We started our day with the keynote presentation of Bob Francis, Research Analyst at LNS research. He was joined on stage by MaxGrip’s CEO Mark Mulder. Bob shared extensive research insights on the five stages of industrial digital transformation within a company and on how to go from vision to value. Mark added practice leadership examples including the six success factors for a change program based one extensive experience of MaxGrip consultants around the globe.
Immediately after the keynote, the maintenance manager of Waternet, Henri Broekhuijsen, presented a workshop together with Erwin de Witt, senior consultant at MaxGrip. Waternet, the water company of the Amsterdam region, has boosted their employee satisfaction and efficiency significantly with clustered maintenance. This way of working resulted in 10% cost savings on contractors and shifted preventive maintenance from 70% to 95%.
The last MaxGrip of the conference was a smart industry presentation about the fully autonomous and connected N05-A offshore platform of ONE-Dyas. Senior consultant Marc Broekhoven explained how MaxGrip assisted the company with the maintenance strategy, vision and requirements to an Industry 4.0 level that fits ONE-Dyas’s ambitions.
Overall, we feel like that EuroMaintenance was a great success. We had the opportunity to connect with many industry asset management leaders. As trusted advisors in asset performance management, we are happy that we could share our experience and knowledge in improving asset performance and empowering people to perform well. We would like to thank everybody that made EuroMaintenance a success: the conference organization, all involved co-presenters and clients, everyone we were able to connect with and all involved MaxGrippers.
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