Netherlands-based Nedal Aluminium B.V. relies on the support of SMS group’s Technical Service for the maintenance of its three extrusion lines. This year marks the tenth year of the service agreement: an anniversary of which both partners are proud.
Since March 2008 SMS group has been supporting Nedal with all maintenance work for the equipment. Productivity, quality and production stability are crucial factors behind the cost efficiency of the plants. Nedal focuses on continuous maintenance to ensure these goals are met. “The service experts from SMS group possess the know-how and experience needed to detect changes in the equipment early on and ensure they are rectified in good time. We were able to measurably improve the availability of our three 25 to 55 MN extrusion presses,” says Rob van der Meij, Technical Director at Nedal in Utrecht.
During regular maintenance activities SMS group service technicians perform an objective inspection and assessment of the current condition of the plant, based on their many years of experience. The measures to be carried out are then jointly coordinated and implemented, taking the production schedule into account. The maintenance work covers the whole process route of the three lines.