The integration of maintenance, storage and purchase increases the annual savings potential
The copper refinery in Brixlegg was first mentioned over 550 years ago. They currently employ more than 300 people who are responsible for turning traditions into a liveable future.
Ultimo at Montanwerke Brixlegg: the system of the future
The Montanwerke Brixlegg. Every year, they recycle 100% of over 160,000 tonnes of copper scrap. Their products: copper cathodes, billets and cakes; precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum; copper oxychloride as the active ingredient in pesticides; and the sandblasting material ‘granos’.
As the head of the Maintenance department, Silvio Turri is responsible for different departments, including fireproof, mechanics, electrics, installation, and construction. Over 60 employees make sure all the equipment operates with as few issues as possible. The Internal Logistics department also consists of 25 employees who are responsible for the transport of raw materials inside the factory and loading the end products. To streamline these processes, they work with the Ultimo Maintenance Management software, which realises their goal of having a modern, future-proof software solution for maintenance. The approach for the introduction of Ultimo at Montanwerke Brixlegg was a pragmatic one.
Software for maintenance, warehouse and purchase
“At first, we were only looking for a solution for order processing,” Silvio Turri explains. “But after consulting with the Purchasing department, we found that the common preference was a joint solution. They spent 70 to 80% of their time on maintenance only. We quickly concluded that a total solution was required. Software that also includes the warehouse and purchasing. We eventually decided to go with Ultimo Maintenance Management, and we are still very confident we made the right decision. Ultimo is the right solution for Montanwerke because it allows us to customise input screens, reports and workflows. I don’t always need an external programmer if I want to change something,” Turri adds.
Results Montanwerke Brixlegg achieved:
- Structured order processing and cost registration.
- Exact overview of the costs for failures, maintenance and repairs.
- More fitting preventive maintenance and fewer disruptions.
- Annual savings potential of 5% of the purchasing volume
- Digitising maintenance management.
- Mobile working – on the tablet and at the machine.
- Better data about maintenance and repairs – and thus optimising the availability of the equipment.
- ISO- and IFS-compliant documentation.
- A clear plan of critical maintenance tasks
- All documentation relating to assets is available in one place
- A user-friendly solution that doesn’t require high levels of computer literacy
- A simple overview of daily maintenance tasks