Idhammar Systems


The future of Rockwood Pigments’ site maintenance operations at Kidsgrove, Stoke-on-Trent, is bright – and steadfast. The leading manufacturer and processor of liquid, powder, and granulated colour pigments, is making colourful progress with the Idhammar Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and is enjoying the benefits of more efficient operations…

When disaster struck in 2007, and the Rockwood Pigments’ site at Kidsgrove was flooded, destroying many important maintenance and machinery records, the maintenance engineers resolved to transform the way they work, and back up their data. The team also used the opportunity to set about what is often considered the ‘arduous task’ of cleansing existing records and adding data that would help improve its analysis of key assets:
“The data input process provided the perfect opportunity to clean up our records; we had around 3000 suppliers on record, half of which were out of date and several listed for machines we didn’t even use anymore. It was the same with the engineering spares. Just eliminating outdated files has improved the efficiency of our asset management.”
Peter Richardson, Engineering Team Leader

Paul Gray, Idhammars’ Business Development Manager and Account Manager for Rockwood Pigments comments:

“Companies that invest a little bit of time and effort in making sure their systems hold valid data always enjoy greater returns on their investment – and Rockwood Pigments is prime example of this. We believe it’s important, and work with our customers to help them through the cleansing, migrating, and/or data loading processes.”

Rockwood Pigments has made such colourful progress using the Idhammar Maintenance Management System that they have recently upgraded to the latest version of the software. Jonathan Ellis, I.T. Manager comments:

“When working with Idhammar Systems, software migrations and upgrades are smooth. It’s the way system implementations should be – swift and hassle free.”

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About Rockwood Pigments:
Rockwood Pigments is a primary manufacturer and processor of liquid, powder and granulated forms of iron oxide colour pigments, natural and synthetic inorganic pigments and automated pigment handling systems used by manufacturers of coatings, colorants, concrete products, plastics, rubber, paper, vinyl, cosmetics, pet food, ink, toner, and other industrial uses. Rockwood Pigments is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rockwood Holdings, Inc.

About the Idhammar Maintenance Management System:
The Idhammar Maintenance Management Systems is deployed throughout the world supporting successful maintenance operations in a variety of industries. The intelligent and flexible CMMS is designed to meet the challenges faced by contemporary maintenance professionals in businesses large and small, helping companies achieve greater control of their maintenance, resulting in maximised asset performance and minimised costs.

About Idhammar Systems Ltd:
Idhammar Systems is a leading European provider of manufacturing efficiency solutions, including Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and Maintenance Management Systems (MMS) which have proven their worth with a wide-range of clients in prominent blue-chip companies, from food to pharmaceutical, chemical, print, transport, energy and many more. Headquartered in Bristol, UK, Idhammar also has offices in Scandinavia and Benelux.

Date: Tuesday 31st January
Contact: Sherrie Wiles, Marketing Executive, Idhammar Systems
/@: 01179 209405/ [email protected]