Spidex Software has announced that Sheffield Forgemasters has selected Mainsaver CMMS to support best-practice maintenance at its famous South Yorkshire manufacturing plant.
Sheffield Forgemasters is in its third century of trading and is almost certainly the world’s most longstanding steel business. Ongoing investment in state-of-the-art plant has positioned the company at the forefront of technology for large-scale castings and forgings in heavy engineering operations across the entire globe.
The CMMS evaluation exercise eventually won by Mainsaver was led by Forgemasters’ Group Engineering Director Steve Marshall. He had two principal objectives: (i) replacing a group of incumbent legacy systems with a new CMMS rolled out across all six operational sites and (ii) using the selected CMMS to help manage and support a new Preventative Maintenance strategy for 2016.
After researching the leading offerings in the CMMS market, Mr Marshall invited in a number of suppliers to demonstrate the capabilities of their respective solutions against a rigorous functionality specification. A detailed comparison exercise followed, after which Mainsaver was declared the preferred CMMS.
The implementation project, which is now underway, will also include Spidex’s EPRAIS health & safety management software, which is designed to operate alongside Mainsaver CMMS.
Spidex Managing Director Jonathan Starling commented: “We are delighted to working with Sheffield Forgemasters, one of the UK’s most famous manufacturers. Forgemasters has an incredible history and for Spidex, playing a part in what will be an exciting future, is a great privilege.”