Project Duration: 2007 to present
IMPERIAL Logistics Operating Company: Pragma Africa
Aberdare Cables is a leading global manufacturer of cables with five manufacturing sites, in South Africa, Mozambique, Portugal and Spain. The company’s customer base includes government utilities, municipalities, as well as industries such as petrochemical, mining, wholesale, industrial, construction and domestic building. Aberdare Cables prides itself on its ability to identify and satisfy customer needs through the development of innovative products and unique, cost effective cable solutions for a wide range of industries.
Aberdare Cables faced the following challenges within its manufacturing and plant maintenance environments:
- Implement sound asset care strategies within a cable manufacturing environment.
- Ensure process stability though sound maintenance policies and procedures.
- Improve the maintenance spares system in line with sound management practices.
- Enable control over maintenance costs and then optimise cost efficiencies within the business.
Aberdare Cables established a contract with Pragma’s Asset Care Centre (ACC) Service. The partnership entailed setting up ACC Service offices at four manufacturing sites to introduce standardised physical asset management practices across the company. The SAP R/3 Plant Maintenance module was implemented in support of the Pragma business processes to ensure effective implementation. All the sites are now fully operational, with the ACC Service employing 9 people (manager, planners and administrative support).
Value delivered to Aberdare Cables through the establishment of an ACC Service:
- More visibility in respect to failures.
- Reduction in breakdowns.
- Increase in effective preventative maintenance.
- Control and eventual reduction in costs.
- Control and optimisation of spares.
“We use Pragma as an impartial company to implement best maintenance practices throughout all our factories, therefore also ensuring standardisation.” Deon Smulders – Engineering Manager
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The Aberdare Cables case study can be downloaded here.
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