New collaboration LWV and WCM South

New network for innovative asset management
The new regional innovation network World Class Maintenance South was officially launched during Limburg Unlimited on 28 March at the MECC Maastricht. Brightlands, Sabic, Sitech Services, Stork, Spie, USG, World Class Maintenance and the Limburg Employers' Association were united in this new platform WCM South. The goal is to start up and accelerate sustainability and innovations in asset management through collaboration.

A strong Smart Industry cluster in Limburg
WCM South supports all asset owners in the Limburg region. Infra, process industry, road and water, aerospace all benefit from asset management innovation. Here jointly shouldering contributes to a strong Smart Industry cluster in Limburg. Smart moves for Smart Maintenance Henk Akkermans, professor Tilburg University and director World Class Maintenance, explained the research report Smart Moves for Smart Maintenance during the kick-off WCM South. The report provides an initial complete picture of the most important innovations needed in maintenance in the short to medium term (until 2020).

First results
Asset owners, service providers, governments, training and knowledge institutes from Limburg have brainstormed on process and technological innovations in eight maintenance topics prior to and during the kick-off WCM South on 28 March. The just-do-it from the Fieldlab methodology of World Class Maintenance, presented by operational director Paul van Kempen, immediately led to concrete pitches of ideas, assessment of financial feasibility and first action points.

More information: https://www.worldclassmaintenance.com/

Or contact Rob de Heus, programmanager WCM South rob.heus-de@sitech.nl

As an advocate and spokesperson for Ondernemend Limburg, the LWV is constantly in the breach for the Limburg business community. The LWV unites companies from all branches. By creating unique connections between members from diverse sectors, synergies and creative ideas and solutions emerge. The LWV promotes innovative entrepreneurship towards a sustainable and inclusive society.

WCM is the smart maintenance network in the Netherlands. The objective is radical: up to 100% predictable maintenance. They do this by developing, distributing and applying smart maintenance knowledge. Projects and Field Labs in the field of smart maintenance contribute to an extended asset lifetime, to better mobility, to the necessary energy transition, to knowledge development and, last but not least, to Dutch competitiveness. WCM carries out cross-sectoral innovation projects, develops an educational program and works on an active network in which asset owners, service providers, knowledge and research institutes and the government participate. Because of the link with the FME, WCM also has an active lobby to bring the topics smart maintenance, smart asset management and smart services higher on the political agenda.

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