Spidex Software has announced that chilled pastry manufacturer Bakeaway Ltd has selected Mainsaver CMMS for its production facility at Corby, Northamptonshire. The implementation, which is already underway, also includes SpidexWM , SpidexBI and SpidexdRA from the popular range of optional web-based add-ons.
Bakeaway’s £2m production facility was opened in 2011 and manufactures a full range of ready-made chilled raw pastry, including shortcrust, puff, filo and all-butter varieties. The company also produces a range of prepared doughs for sweet items such as cookies, scones, flapjacks and gingerbread.
With a customer roster that already includes major supermarket chains and foodservice distributors, Bakeaway has ambitious plans for expansion buoyed by resurgent public interest in home baking inspired by TV shows such as ‘Great British Bake Off”.
Until recently, the company had managed its plant maintenance using a variety of manual methods, but recognised that to support its declared mission of becoming “the UK’s number one manufacturer in the chilled home baking category” would require a first-class maintenance regime.
Bakeaway decided that it would invest in CMMS to attain this standard. The company’s Supply Chain Co-ordinator Jamie Murphy compiled and dispatched a detailed requirement specification to a number of CMMS providers. On the basis of initial responses, a shortlist of product demonstrations were then scheduled and following sight of the software, all but two contenders were eliminated.
In the very detailed evaluation that followed, Mainsaver CMMS from Spidex won out, assessed to be the most complete solution in terms of software functionality, project management expertise and aftersales support. Reference calls to other real-life Mainsaver customers in the bakery sector provided the clinching body of evidence.
Spidex Managing Director Jonathan Starling commented: “We are delighted to have been selected for this important role in Bakeaway’s plans. We are excited by their ambition and will be supporting them every step of the way.”