Idhammar’s CMMS & OEE Systems in action in the drinks industry
Halewood International may have sponsored the 2009 British Comedy Awards, but producing tens of millions of cases of ‘big brand’ beverages every year – including enough Crabbie’s all new ‘Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer’ to spice up the festive season – is no laughing matter. Yet with visionary entrepreneur John Halewood at the helm and Idhammar’s CMMS to support an operational focus on Lean TPM, the UK’s largest independent drinks manufacturing and distributing company is growing from strength to strength.
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.
Accolade Wines, formerly Constellation Europe, successfully implemented the Idhammar OEE System at the greenfield bottling plant in Avonmouth, and has since extended the operational use of the system to the Shopfloor by installing touch screens on the line. The Idhammar OEE Line Data Portal goes beyond mass data acquisition, ensuring that the data captured at Accolade Wines is meaningful and useful in informing OEE analysis in order to effectively drive continuous improvement at the site.
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 Tenant’s beer. Tenant’s 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.