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Leading cake manufacturer Lightbody selects Mainsaver CMMS

Spidex Software has announced that Lightbody, one of the UK’s largest suppliers of celebration cakes to the retail multiple sector, has selected Mainsaver CMMS to support best-practice maintenance at its production site in Hamilton, Lanarkshire.

Lightbody has been in existence for over 100 years as a bakery business. Following recent large-scale investment in new plant and equipment at the Hamilton factory, including state-of-the-art “pick and place” robots, the factory is looking to its maintenance procedures to attain further improvements in production throughput.

Mark Mansell, Lightbody’s Interim Engineering Manager, is leading the project. “The key to improvement is information” he says “and we will be looking to accumulate good quality maintenance data with this new system.”

The CMMS implementation will supercede manual maintenance recording methods which, while well managed, can no longer provide the requisite real-time visibility of departmental performance. In addition to Mainsaver, the installation will include the SpidexWM web maintenance suite including risk assessment, auto-alerting and report dashboard functions.

“We are very excited to be working with Lightbody” says Spidex Managing Director Jonathan Starling. “This CMMS project should provide a framework which will enable a number of desired objectives to be achieved, including reduced administration time, improved maintenance planning, fewer machine failures and better audit performance.”

“Spidex’s CMMS suite has an excellent track record in the food manufacturing sector and we are delighted to welcome such a major producer as Lightbody to our user community.”

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