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Dawnfresh Seafoods Selects Mainsaver CMMS From Spidex

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SCOTLAND, UK - Dawnfresh Seafoods has selected Mainsaver CMMS (from Spidex Software) to manage engineering maintenanceactivities at its main production site in Uddingston, Lanarkshire.

Dawnfresh is the largest trout producer and the second largest supplier of frozen scampi in the UK, with a customer roster that includes most of the UK’s household-name retail multiples. The company has a total of three manufacturing sites with a supply chain that includes 22 fish farms.

The company’s 16-man maintenance department already had a legacy CMMS in place, but were getting little in the way of useful information from it. The choice was to upgrade the existing system or replace it with a new one.

Brian Stewart, Maintenance Manager at Dawnfresh explains; “We knew the pitfalls we wished to avoid. The old system had never been properly implemented and was several versions out of date. It was difficult for our users to operate and as a result the system had largely fallen into disuse. To reinstate it would have meant starting again from scratch, so we looked elsewhere in the market.”

“Mainsaver certainly looked the part when Spidex Software introduced us to it. It’s straightforward to use, with all the reporting functions we were looking for. It can be expanded as required and operated across multiple sites, which is ideal for us.”

As part of the selection process, Dawnfresh’s evaluation team visited a nearby food manufacturing site that also uses Mainsaver, in order to see the software operating in a similar fast-moving production environment.

“The reference visit was an important exercise,” says Brian Stewart. “The Spidex customer that hosted us supplies food products to most of the same grocery multiples as Dawnfresh does, and therefore experiences similar challenges. We certainly saw what value Mainsaver can deliver within a high-pressure multi-site manufacturing operation.“

“Just as importantly, we found that one of our customers (a very large grocery retailer) had recently audited the same Spidex reference site and passed Mainsaver with flying colours. That was a significant factor.”

Implementation of Mainsaver at Dawnfresh’s Uddingston plant has already commenced, and will also include the SpidexBI web reports suite as well as MobileMainsaver to enable remote working.