COLUMBIA, Md., March 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation and Nexus Global have joined forces to launch a range of complementary services and software that improve plant reliability and drive productivity for European manufacturers.
The Asset Management portfolio combines Nexus Global's innovative management software tools with GP Strategies' engineering knowledge, maintenance and reliability training skills, and service delivery.
Providing a comprehensive solution to manufacturers' asset management strategy, the complete toolkit enables users to train staff, validate asset performance data, plan maintenance activity, and investigate the root cause of machinery failure.
"Asset Management is about ensuring that the physical assets we use to manufacture products are fully with operators and maintenance staff having the right skills and data to maintain them. Better planning, based on superior knowledge and data, means that equipment can be used more efficiently with fewer interruptions for planned maintenance or for failures," stated Paul Nokes, GP Strategies' Vice President for Engineering and Technical Services, EMEA. "By identifying the right strategy for maintenance, we can save plant operators time and money and drive operating efficiency."
GP Strategies is a global engineering and technical services organization headquartered in the United States. European multi-national division Lorien Engineering Solutions, which employs 120 people in Burton on Trent, UK, and Wroclaw, Poland, is an engineering design and project management firm that specialises in capital projects in the food and drink, brewing, and life sciences sectors.
Doug Robey, Vice President of GP Strategies in the US, said, "GP has long-established expertise in the areas of engineering craft skills assessment, hands-on craft skills training, and maintenance documentation development, which we are now bringing to the UK thanks to this partnership. The Nexus Global tools focus on reliable engineering, driving the correct actions that are based upon good data. We believe that this combination provides GP with a comprehensive and powerful offering, particularly to the process and general manufacturing industry."
US-based Nexus Global Business Solutions is a global asset performance management consulting company that provides customized, comprehensive solutions to organizations across the US, Canada, South America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
Larry Olson, President, Nexus Global, said, "The more we spoke to GP Strategies, the more we realized the power of combining our knowledge and experience. We believe there is nothing else like this in the market. The tools that we have developed will be combined with best-in-class knowledge and service delivery from GP Strategies. We're excited about this partnership and the benefits it can bring to UK manufacturers."
The Asset Management suite of tools includes:
- Business Optimizer (operational excellence and leadership training)
- Data Optimizer (validating asset performance data)
- Planning Optimizer (for planned maintenance activity scheduling and tracking)
- Investigation Optimizer (Reliability Investigation Management System – to investigate the root cause of failure)
- Strategy Optimizer (planned maintenance optimization to assess how critical an item is and how it may fail)
About GP Strategies
GP Strategies Corporation is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, digital learning solutions, management consulting, and engineering services. GP Strategies' solutions improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting, and business improvement services customized to meet the specific needs of its clients. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, manufacturing, process and energy industries, and other commercial and government customers. Additional information may be found at www.gpstrategies.com.
About Lorien Engineering Solutions
Lorien Engineering Solutions (Lorien), a division of GP Strategies, is an engineering design and project management organization. With operations in Burton on Trent, UK, and Wrocław, Poland, Lorien has more than 120 specialists who design and deliver manufacturing projects in the brewing, food and drinks, life sciences, biotech, and advanced manufacturing industries, and support logistics networks for the retail sector. Lorien is recognized as one of the UK's top engineering project companies in these sectors. Other areas of specialism include sustainable energy schemes, waste to wealth, manufacturing performance improvement, and health and safety compliance.
In 2017, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) awarded Lorien its 25th Gold Award, a Silver Award for fleet safety, and a Patron's Award for occupational health and safety in the construction industry. The company is one of only six organizations to be awarded a Patron's Award from RoSPA to date. For further information, visit www.lorienengineering.com.
About Nexus Global
Nexus Global Business Solutions, Inc. is a global Asset Performance Management (APM) consulting company offering customized, comprehensive solutions to asset intensive industries the world over. The company serves a global base of customers in the oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical, manufacturing, metals, mining and utility industries with services that include consulting and coaching, manpower, software and training. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with its global training center in Wake Forest, North Carolina, Nexus Global has offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Malaysia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman and United Arab Emirates. For more information, visit www.nexusglobal.com.
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