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Productivity in British manufacturing at risk due to inadequate maintenance

A new report from Bosch Rexroth has highlighted a worrying approach to maintenance in British manufacturing, which could have serious repercussions for productivity.

The study, conducted among 300 engineers across a variety of industries, found that 32% of engineers describe their maintenance as ‘reactive’, while more than a third do not take a planned approach to modernisation of critical equipment. In addition, 10% said that they do not have specific maintenance programmes for these machines.

Such a lack of proactive maintenance leaves engineers in the dark regarding the condition of equipment, vastly increasing the risk of unplanned downtime. Poorly-maintained machinery is inefficient and unreliable while sudden breakdowns result in expensive lost production. Faced with tight deadlines and narrow profit margins, process managers simply cannot afford for such a dramatic drop in productivity.

Here at Gibbons we’re well aware that finding the time and personnel to carry out preventative maintenance can be very challenging, which is why we offer extensive service packages for a wide range of industrial machinery, including electric motors, variable-speed drives, pumps, gearboxes and HVAC systems.

Our engineers can also identify energy-saving opportunities during inspection of equipment. If carried out, these measures will optimise process efficiency which results in reduced costs and lower carbon emissions.

For more information, call us on 01621 868138 or email and one of our friendly team will be happy to assist. 

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems

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