Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, SSAB is a leading global steel manufacturer that specializes in advanced high-strength, quenched and tempered steels. With 7 main production facilities in Sweden, Finland, and the United States as well as smaller production sites located around the world, SSAB’s steel is used to create lighter, stronger, and longer-lasting products.
With customers across the globe dependent on its production, the company knew it needed a rock-solid asset management plan that kept equipment up and running. Otherwise, the manufacturer risked asset downtime, delayed production schedules and lower customer satisfaction. But SSAB struggled to track asset health, organize equipment details and eliminate machine downtime. The company faced the following challenges:
- High volume of global assets with no formal asset management strategy
- Need to keep up with production schedules and customer demand
- Lack of comprehensive planned preventive maintenance schedules
With the help of Maintenance Connection, SSAB has organized asset management in place. Asset hierarchy trees help the company determine priority repairs, and the system has helped technicians identify an asset’s exact location. In addition, SSAB has implemented planned preventive maintenance (PPM) schedules in several smaller facilities, enabling the company to service assets before a breakdown occurs and to better pinpoint downtime causes.
- Quick access to asset specifications, manuals, and other key information
- Financial reporting to properly track and analyze all money spent on equipment
- Breakdown and service request tracking to identify problem areas on underperforming machines
SSAB relies on Maintenance Connection across the globe to keep assets fully managed, improve equipment lifespan, increase preventive maintenance, eliminate downtime, and lower costs. Now, the SSAB team is able to better understand which areas of its maintenance budget are spent on asset repairs or replacements.
- Increased transparency into asset health across global plants
- Improved asset hierarchy to understand maintenance needs
- Reduced downtime through preventive maintenance schedule
- Faster response times due to easier asset location