Spidex Software has announced that Huhtamaki Foodservice Delta has selected its maintenance management and health & safety software solutions.
Online PR News – 18-October-2018 – BIRMINGHAM – Spidex has announced that Huhtamaki Foodservice Delta has selected its Mainsaver maintenance management software (CMMS). Mainsaver will be installed alongside Spidex's complementary EPRAIS Permit-to-Work module at Huhtamaki's manufacturing facility in Belfast.
The factory manufactures a huge range of printed cardboard packaging for a customer base that include household-name consumer brands, food outlets and retailers.
The decision to appoint a new CMMS provider followed an acceptance that the existing maintenance management system used by the site's engineers - originally procured in the 1980s - no longer had the features or flexibility required to support a best-practice maintenance regime.
Maintenance Manager Paul Kirk was on the decision-making team and explains: "Our opinion was that Spidex's offering was the best fit for our requirements. Their Mainsaver CMMS has all the work order, inspection round, inventory control and purchase request functions that we required, but with an extremely user-friendly front end for day-to-day operation."
"A particular factor in Spidex's favour was their EPRAIS Permit-to-Work software, which operates in conjunction with the CMMS."
The project is now expected to support several longer-term objectives at Huhtamaki FS Delta. In maintenance, they are aiming for greater visibility of current and outstanding maintenance activity and more efficient utilisation of engineer hours. On the process side, the principal objectives are a reduction in plant downtime and to rationalise the annual spend on inventory. The addition of the EPRAIS Permit module is expected to contribute to a safer working environment.
Spidex Managing Director Jonathan Starling said "We are delighted to be working with such a major manufacturer on this important project. We warmly welcome Huhtamaki Foodservice Delta as a customer and look forward to a long and happy partnership."