Facing the future, knowing the facts

Interview with the Diamond Sponsors of Asset Performance 4.0

Companies that want to make the difference, are resolutely drawing the card of optimisation. Improving the performance of your machinery becomes the main objective in any production environment. New technologies and digitisation play a crucial role in this. Especially in maintenance and asset management. With the Asset Performance 4.0 conference and exhibition, BEMAS challenges professionals to explore new horizons. The extensive range of products and services at the exhibition, together with a series of inspiring presentations and workshops, is reason enough to mark 10, 11 and 12 June 2020 in your agenda.

Because of the Asset Performance 4.0 approach, several companies quickly joined the event as Diamond Sponsors. “It is the perfect definition of the current developments in the maintenance world,” says Ringo van Voorst, marketing manager Belux at SKF. “Thanks to digitisation, many new possibilities for preventive, predictive and proactive maintenance are created. For SKF, this has opened the door to a new business model. Today, our components are a part of a larger whole that we call ‘the optimisation of rotating equipment performance’. It is therefore logical that we embrace an initiative such as ‘Asset Performance 4.0’ and give it our full support”.

“In a world where Industry 4.0 is thundering through the manufacturing industry like a high-speed train, Asset Performance 4.0 is a real challenge for both factories and service companies,” says Cedric Leturcq, marketing officer at I-care. “This has been a familiar theme for us for fifteen years: data has always been the starting point for our company. That’s why we want to participate in the BEMAS event.” “As an industrial service provider with the mission to make companies better and more efficient, ERIKS cannot be left out,” says Hanne Stans, marketing coordinator at ERIKS Belgium. “As a pioneer in this field, the sponsorship enables us to share a great deal of knowledge.”

New inspiration in new technology

“Asset Performance 4.0 is a platform where any professional player in the field of maintenance or asset management can gain inspiration and expand his/her network,” says Ringo van Voorst. Cedric Leturcq continues: “In their transition to ‘smart factory’, industries sometimes underestimate the importance of ‘Maintenance 4.0’. This event gives market players an accurate picture of the products and services available today.” “Everything goes so fast that factories often can’t see the wood for the trees anymore,” says Hanne Stans. “BEMAS Asset Performance 4.0 gives maintenance people the opportunity to find an answer to the many questions that currently exist. In addition, they will find inspiration and hopefully also the confidence to put the collected information into practice on their shop floor.”

Balance between theory and practice

The Diamond Sponsors agree: if you want to correctly assess Maintenance 4.0 and the potential of current and future solutions, you should not miss out on Asset Performance 4.0. “This is the only event that approaches the subject with real knowledge,” says Cedric Leturcq. “The visitor can expect qualitative and interactive content that will undoubtedly provide more insight into the maintenance of the future. “The fact that the organisation is in the hands of BEMAS increases the intrinsic value of this event”, continues Hanne Stans. “BEMAS knows the needs and requirements of the maintenance world like no other, with the result that we can talk about a knowledge event rather than a trade fair.”

“This platform bundles knowledge about ways to optimise machine availability and reliability”, concludes Ringo van Voorst. “This is exactly what maintenance managers are judged on. It is necessary to obtain the right information, at the right level, within a network of people with similar challenges. So I can only recommend being there!”

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