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Reliable Maintenance / Early Equipment Management

The philosophy of Early Equipment Management (EEM) is to build in high efficiency from the design stage. 

Original equipment manufacturers do not have the experience of running their equipment in full production for years in the way that you do – and so by involving operators, engineers as well as the equipment suppliers in the design process, we help to design equipment in a way that is easy to operate and maintain and is delivered to site in a condition that is at least equal to your AM (autonomous maintenance) and PM (professional maintenance) standards.

Our TPM trained specialists will then help engineers implement an effective maintenance programme on installation to ensure that the condition of the new asset does not deteriorate.  This maintenance regime can then be fitted easily into the sites current maintenance strategy.

Examples of successes with EEM have seen over 400 design changes made at no increased cost to the asset, and the plant started up ahead of schedule – a saving of £3M compared to historical start up performance. 



I assumed that if the machines were running, everything was fine. It has really opened my eyes. Personally, it has given me a new lease of life.

Paul McCarthy, Engineer, Dalehead Foods

Before LI came we were facing the looming recession as a premium supplier with huge pressures on our margins from the trade. By improving our efficiencies we have been able to maintain our bottom line over the current ‘crisis’. I would recommend LI Europe to any Food or Pharma business that wants to achieve rapid and sustainable productivity improvement.

Andrew Shaw, Supply Chain Director, Seven Seas