Accruent announced that KW Plastics Recycling Division has selected Accruent’s Maintenance Connection computerised maintenance management system (CMMS) to deliver cost savings on its maintenance, repair and operations (MRO).
Companies are turning to proactive maintenance to improve the availability, reliability and safety of their operations.
KW Plastics Recycling Division (KW Plastics Recycling) was looking for a solution to help lower inventory costs and minimise over-purchasing. In addition, the KW management team wanted the ability to track equipment expenses by unit.
Part of the KW companies family, KW Plastics Recycling produces a wide range of polyethylene and polypropylene post-consumer resins (PCR) for the personal care, automotive, agriculture, construction, pipe, paint & coatings, recreation and flexible packaging/sheet applications industries.
Accruent’s Maintenance Connection software is a comprehensive CMMS with functionality that includes work order tracking, preventive maintenance, equipment inventory management and reporting to help the KW Plastics Recycling team monitor and reduce maintenance expenses.
KW Plastics Recycling Division general manager J Scott Saunders said: “When we evaluated Maintenance Connection, our team liked what we saw in the presentation.
“The functionality and support that Maintenance Connection offered were key factors in our decision. One of our sister companies already uses the software, and we saw tremendous value in having a common CMMS across the enterprise to facilitate consistency and improve communications.”
The KW family of companies share purchasing departments, and with KW Plastics selecting Maintenance Connection, they now have the ability to share inventory and purchasing plans throughout the organisation. As a result of the insight gained through Maintenance Connection, KW Plastics hopes to better track maintenance spend and improve budgeting in future years.
The implementation of Maintenance Connection also gives KW Plastics the tools to shift their maintenance from reactive to preventive, reducing downtime and streamlining parts and labour costs.
Accruent VP Andy Ruse said: “We are excited that KW Plastics Recycling Division has selected Maintenance Connection, a CMMS with a proven track record in driving down MRO costs. Maintenance Connection is a great fit in the manufacturing industry along with our IoT, capital planning and engineering information management solutions.”