With continued growth since 1993, the 2 Sisters Food Group has become the third largest food company in the UK. Such a large corporation has to ensure maximum procedural efficiency and Idhammar’s OEE System has enabled low wastage and improved equipment downtime – resulting in high performance.
Premier Foods is the UK’s largest food producer with 36 UK and Ireland sites, around 15 thousand employees, and a £2.7 billion turnover. An estimated 47.2 million consumers have eaten at least one such product within the last fortnight. It’s no wonder then that Premier Foods has people with cohesive vision and a big agenda leading the organisation. Using the Idhammar OEE System, Premier Foods has been able to quantify Capacity Release, Labour Productivity, Waste Reduction, Energy Savings and a Lower Cost Per Unit.
Aunt Bessie’s Continuous Improvement strategy called for a single change agenda which was established as a core business process across all management levels. To underpin the programme, Aunt Bessie’s decided to measure and use Overall Equipment Effectiveness as the vehicle to identify losses and drive improvements. The Idhammar OEE System was chosen and installed across the Hull operational sites for Aunt Bessie’s in-house manufacturing.
Producing the nation’s daily bread to the tune of over 2 million loaves a day, Hovis (British Bakeries) is a precision operation, requiring efficient production and a skilled, professional workforce. These assets are supported by the use of a group-wide OEE system from Idhammar that delivers timely, reliable and accurate performance information that drives the bakeries’ continuous improvement programme, resulting in a 15% increase in productivity and savings of millions of pounds in a 5 year period.
The Swedish division of Findus’ annual pea harvest comes from 6,500 hectares of pea fields, equating to 26,000 tonnes of peas that will be frozen, packaged and distributed all over Europe. And the peas are not the only entity on the move, as Findus engineers benefit from the Idhammar Mobile Maintenance module, which provides wireless access to the Idhammar CMMS, helping the mobile workforce improve working time effectiveness. Using hardware from Denso, engineers are also improving their stock operations by reducing administration time and removing paperwork from the shopfloor.
Unilever has been supported by Idhammar Systems’ for over 20 years, in their use of the API PRO system, and capitalise on the time and money saving functionality offered within the latest version of the CMMS. All upgrade projects are managed by Idhammar Systems ensuring the benefits are accelerated to the five sites in the UK, and that the maintenance teams at the site are well supported with technical assistance from the experts on the Idhammar Helpdesk.
Aspall uses Idhammar’s CMMS to maintain the equipment used to produce the company’s range of award winning apple juice, cyders and vinegars.
Chivas Brothers is the global leader in luxury Scotch whisky with 85% market share of Scotch whisky aged 21 years old and over. The company produces, exports and markets some of the world’s best known and highest quality malts, blends and premium gins. Having implemented the Idhammar OEE Automatic Line Data Portal and Andon solution the bottling plant in Scotland is producing ‘More in the Same Time (MIST) with a reported increase in speed of 250 to 300 bpm with the elimination of just minor stops.
C&C Group, leading manufacturer and distributor of branded beverages in Ireland and the UK, use a CMMS supported by Idhammar Systems to maintain assets and manage stock at the Wellpark Brewery in Glasgow which produces market leading ciders Bulmers and Magners, along with best-selling Tennents beer. Tennents has been brewed at the Wellpark site for over 125 years and with the latest advances in 9 step manufacturing process (malting, mashing, mash filtration, wort boiling, wort colling, fermentation, maturation, filtration, and packaging), the site produces 2000 cans per minute which is 120,000 per hour.
The Idhammar CMMS, OEE and WCM systems are used internationally in companies of all sizes, in a broad range of industries. If you would like to find out more about the Idhammar OEE Systems and how these can work for your business, contact us today.
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