From 11 to 13 April, Maintenance NEXT 2017 will be the epicentre of the maintenance industry for both today and tomorrow, with focus on employment, innovation and value creation. 'Mastering assets; partnering for performance' is the theme of this year. This theme emphasizes that the importance of collaboration and sharing information is of an essential value for Asset Owners, manufacturers, supply and service companies and professionals who are responsible for optimal performance against actual costs.
The flexibility of the Dutch industry has been under great pressure due to changing market demands in recent years. From 'sweating the assets’ for maximum production to minimum utilisation. Whether it’s the manufacturing, aviation, maritime, food, infra or processing industry: each sector, organisation and situation makes unique demands of the installations. Margins are permanently under pressure, products must have a shorter time-to-market, reliability and safety are closely scrutinised and the demand for products is fluctuating widely.
Management and mastership
In order to meet all possible demands, maintenance professionals need full control of the installations: Mastering Assets. This is no mean feat. Neither in HR terms nor technical terms. Mastering Assets goes at least one step further than simply 'managing’ assets. At any level of an organisation, it is precisely those employees who, supported by technology and relevant data, excel in their field. They make the difference. Maintenance NEXT therefore welcomed professionals from all disciplines and related departments to boost their know-how of maintenance technology in Ahoy Rotterdam.
NOW and NEXT
For three days, Ahoy Rotterdam was filled with maintenance solutions and technological products for now and 'NEXT’. Visitors to Maintenance NEXT were able to benefit from display of present-day possibilities as well as specific information on maintenance solutions in keeping with their day-to-day situation and future developments.