Improved Overall Equipment Effectiveness through efficient maintenance at Vaasan Ltd bakeries in Finland

Quality and speed of maintenance services as well as high production availability improved the overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) at the Vaasan Ltd bakeries in Finland in 2016.

Maintpartner has taken care of the maintenance services at the Vaasan bakeries in Finland since 2010. The contract includes electrical, automation and machine maintenance at eight locations.

- Reacting on deviations and problems is Maintpartner’s strength. When something is raised up, they set to work. Cooperation and good team leaders and technicians are also typical of Maintpartner, summarizes Kari Nylander, Production Director at Vaasan Ltd.

- We have developed preventive maintenance as described in our Value Elements® concept and identified the root causes of disruptions to get objects with frequent malfunctions under control. Now we have a system that allows systematical repairing and servicing of machines and equipment, says Tommi Sankala, Service Manager at Maintpartner.

Focus has also been on efficient use of resources. Flexible resources are available in Maintpartner’s own organization, subcontracting is rarely used.

- We are familiar with the customer’s procedures and know their safety standards, which helps us secure safe operations with high quality. We offer, of course, full service through our extensive contact network regarding services that we ourselves do not provide, says Sankala.

Safety is an important part of Maintpartner’s daily work at Vaasan. We aim for continuous improvement by actively reporting near misses and by carrying out observation walks.

Vaasan Ltd is part of Lantmännen Group, which includes also e.g. the Saue manufacturing unit specialized in frozen bakery products and the bakery company Leibur AS in Estonia. Maintpartner is responsible for maintenance at both of them.

Additional information:
Maintpartner Finland, Service Manager Tommi Sankala, +358 50 564 2645

Beata Koźbiał appointed as Financial Director at Maintpartner Poland

Beata Koźbiał has been appointed as Financial Director and member of the Management Beam at Maintpartner Poland as of 24 April 2017. Beata has a strong financial background and over 20 years of experience from international business environment. For the past ten years she has held the position of a Financial Director.

Further information:
Dariusz Kowalczyk, Country President, Maintpartner Poland, +48605606657

Changes in the management team of Maintpartner Group Oy adds focus on development of MP INtelligence

Maintpartner Group Oy has together with its partners developed a “game-changer” within maintenance and process control, MP INtelligence®. This tool can be used in various segments of the market to improve productivity, security and profitability of Maintpartner’s existing and potential customers. To ensure the fastest possible implementation of this tool Johan Westermarck, now CEO of Maintpartner, will going forward concentrate full time on MP INtelligence and create a team dedicated to this tool.

Maintpartner Group Oy has at the same appointed Pasi Tolppanen (PhD) as its new CEO starting April 10th 2017. Pasi’s previous roles include management positions in the international consultancy and engineering company Pöyry, from where he has excellent references. The strict objective in this change is to further develop the position of Maintpartner Group to a leadership position in maintenance and operations in chosen segments.

“Maintpartner is committed to its customers, and we will continue to develop our operations from a customer-oriented point of view. We are dedicated to grow with our customers and collaborate closely to increase their productivity, also internationally. We have “game changing” tools and competencies to help our customers to improve their market position. There are new growth opportunities, particularly in the energy sector and the process industry,” says Peter Gossas, Chairman of the Maintpartner Board.

“During Johan’s period as CEO, the company has developed outstanding IT solutions that allow Maintpartner to improve both the efficiency of its own operations and the productivity of its customers. These digitalized optimization tools provide interesting options in virtually all business segments. It is very positive that Johan will be able to focus completely on these new tools while we recruit Pasi as Maintpartner’s new CEO. I offer him my warmest welcome,” says Jan Mattlin, Partner at CapMan Buyout.

“I am looking forward to leading the best team in this field. The maintenance sector is undergoing a drastic change, and Maintpartner plays an important role in this development, redefining its own operations and the sector at large through IoT (Internet of Things) tools and AI (Artificial Intelligence). Our interest is to help our customers to increase utilization and total productivity”, says Pasi Tolppanen, new CEO of Maintpartner.

Equity funds managed by CapMan own approximately 84 per cent of the shares of Maintpartner.

For further information, please contact:

Peter Gossas
Chairman of the Board, Maintpartner Group Oy
+46 70 595 37 28

Jan Mattlin
Partner, CapMan Buyout
+358 40 508 6406

Maintpartner is the leading industrial operation and maintenance company in Northern Europe. We are experts and together with our customers we strive for continuous improvement of productivity. In partnership we minimize process disruptions and improve profitability in a safe and sustainable way.
Maintpartner Group employs some 1,900 people, and has net sales of approximately EUR 160 million a year. In recent years, Maintpartner has strengthened its position particularly in the energy sector. The Group has offices in Finland, Sweden, Poland and Estonia. Maintpartner Group is owned by the management and funds administered by CapMan.

Our customers and employees give good feedback on safety performance and environmental issues

For the second year running, the management of safety and environmental issues ranked high in the annual customer and employee surveys. We have focused a lot on preventive safety management which has resulted in the best safety records in Maintpartner’s history.

All in all, our customers experienced that the quality and efficiency of our services are on a good level and have improved. Customers are very satisfied with our employees’ attitude and co-operation with Maintpartner as a whole. This same good level of cooperation and team work was a strength also among our employees according to the survey.

We are committed to continuous improvement. This year we will further improve our ability to manage and develop our services. Combining human and artificial intelligence, the expertise of our people with our digital services, takes us another step forward in our journey to be the best productivity partner for our customers.

Further information: Laura Kauppinen, EVP, Corporate Development, Maintpartner Group, +358 45 264 6686

Excellence in operation and maintenance development and technical and process expertise are in the core of Maintpartner

Maintpartner improves productivity in the industry by providing methodologies, tools as well as technical and process expertise for operation and maintenance in a safe and sustainable way. We have developed a number of digital solutions to help our customers operate their production optimally and minimize process disruptions. In addition, our employees have high technical skills as well as expertise in improving the practices to lead operation and maintenance.

We have experts for example in the following areas:

Operational excellence, where we provide, for example, continuous development methodologies, like LEAN/Six Sigma, operation and maintenance management, project management and expertise in EHSQ to improve total productivity. Among others, we have solid background for developing preventive maintenance, dynamic maintenance and various CMMS systems.

Technical and process expertise, which covers special knowledge of defined industry segments, processes, methodologies, equipment, and product families like turbines and generators. We have strong expertise, for example, in energy, process and manufacturing industries, and mechanical, electrical and automation engineering.

Ask about our expertise from Maintpartner sales or your local contact person.

Further information: Laura Kauppinen, EVP Corporate Development, Maintpartner Group, + 358 45 264 6686

Ola Nilsson the new acting Country President at Maintpartner Sweden

Ola Nilsson has been appointed as acting Country President at Maintpartner Sweden. Ola has a strong financial background and international experience from companies like, for example, Kodak, ABB and Eltel.

Former Country President Peter Jonsson takes up the duties of Senior Advisor.

Both appointments take effect on 9 March, 2017.

Further information: Johan Westermarck, CEO, Maintpartner Group, +358 (0)50 339 7972