About the contest

Everything starts with a good basis. The same goes for maintenance and asset management. Optimal maintenance management starts with strong, well thought-out best practices. 

The award for Best Improvement in Maintenance & Asset Management rewards organisations that have taken a major step forward in the applied maintenance and asset management practices. In principle, all types of improvement processes are eligible, i.e. both technical and organisational improvements.

For whom?

✔ All types of organisations that operate in an asset-intensive environment: maintenance services, project teams or asset management organisations in the industry or infrastructure world

✔ Technical service providers can also take part in the competitions for the awards. 

The Asset Performance Awards are not only open to Belgian entries, but also to other European entries

Why participate?

✔ Show that you are proud of the achievements of your organisation and the employees in your team. 

✔ Increase the image of your technical department and/or your team and company.

✔ Improve the commitment and pride of your employees. 

✔ Discover additional opportunities for improvement through interaction with the jury.

✔ Give a nice incentive to your technical team (see below). 

✔ Limited amount of time to help you and your company move forward. 

What can you win?

✔ A trophy for the 3 winners and a certificate for all finalists. 

✔ For each of the winning files, there is an incentive worth € 500, which you can use to pamper your winning team. The incentive will be decided by mutual agreement. This can range from T-shirts, over a drink or dinner, to gift vouchers that can be freely spent. 

✔ Broad and positive media coverage in the trade press for you, your team, your company and the innovation or best practice that you apply. 

✔ A fascinating and interesting networking dinner, together with the other finalists and the jury.

Download all information here.

The 2020 finalists

Reliability Culture Enhancement

Cargill found itself in a short-term strategy and needed to catch up some years of lower maintenance performance. Thanks to budget and resources prioritisation for improvements, reliability excellence culture was encouraged and applied into the organisation.

Success Journey - Reliability Enhancement Program through Effective Leadership: WINNER

Saudi Aramco faced issues with plant availability due to frequent failures and therefore, high costs. With the support from upper management, Saudi Aramco succeeded in implementing a comprehensive Reliability System (TPRM), improved the maintenance culture and thus, cut the costs.

The 2019 finalists

Life cycle planning and long term asset programs

Aquafin wants to increase the reliability of pumping stations, plants and networks via risk-based maintenance, together with a long term plan for renovations and replacements. 

Preventing unforeseen failures with the Motion Amplification camera : WINNER

The main driver of this improvement project is the reliability of extruders in the finishing department. Thanks to a combination of Root Cause Analysis and the Motion Amplification Camera, Arlanxeo can now get to the roots of unpredictable failures.


Implementing a reliability policy

With this project, NLMK wants to break the recurring circle of short-term breakdowns and go to the roots of the problems, so they can cut back the failure time and increase the working ratio.

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