Founded in 1897, Spendrups Bryggeri AB is today the biggest, family-owned, independent brewery in Sweden. The company is the second largest supplier to Sweden’s Systembolaget – the government-owned chain of liquor stores – and supplies many of the country’s restaurants, catering businesses and grocery retailers with a large portfolio consisting of beer, wine, spirits, bottled water, cider and soft drinks. Sidel is an important contributor to Spendrups’ installed base of beverage production lines operating at two of the company’s facilities: a water production site in Hällefors and an ultra-clean line in Grängesberg. The company orders spare parts on a weekly basis, and every year stops production for a week to undertake a major maintenance overhaul of its lines. It was looking for a way to reduce the time it spent on orders.
Spendrups decided to source and purchase spare parts through the Sidel Services Online platform, drastically cutting the time needed to place an order. Before they started using Sidel Services Online, the Spendrups team had to search through traditional hard copy drawings while speaking to Sidel’s experts via telephone or email, and then place the spare parts’ orders manually. Consequently, the whole process took three or four days. Using Sidel Services Online has significantly reduced lead times on original spare parts’ orders, squeezing it down to a couple of hours.
Besides ease of ordering, Spendrups – an early adopter of the Sidel Services Online web interface – can also better plan its line overhauls from a budgeting perspective. Real time information on part prices and availability allows for the ordering of critical spare parts to be more effectively planned, thereby optimising line availability. With intelligent management of spare parts, Spendrups can now significantly reduce costs arising from unexpected stoppages and unplanned downtime, thus extending the lifecycle of the Sidel equipment.
"“Overall it is a very good system because of the immediate access to equipment technical drawings, spare parts’ lists, availability and prices. We received training from Sidel experts, although the platform is so user-friendly that it allows us to self-learn. We are very satisfied with Sidel Services Online and happy to continue using it, as it fulfils all the company’s needs, allowing us to plan more accurately over the equipment lifecycle.”"
Maintenance Manager at Spendrups