TITAN Cement Group and FLSmidth announce new strategic partnership agreement
Published by Emily Thomas,
The full flowsheet at 17 TITAN Cement Group plants is covered in a new two-and-half-year service agreement with FLSmidth. Sustainability, digitalisation and productivity headlines the agreement with the ambition to see best practice implementation across TITAN plants in Europe, Africa, North- and South America.
New technological developments and increasing digitisation across the cement flowsheet are enabling both productivity and sustainability improvements, but the journey to achieve maximum value from these investments requires both precious time and specialist skills. To a cement industry facing unrelenting requirements to reduce costs and follow stricter regulations, new partnerships are emerging between producers and service providers, allowing both parties to focus their efforts.
“We are constantly on the lookout for more efficient ways of running our operation. With this service partnership agreement, we tap into a wealth of knowhow and hundreds of specialists without carrying the full cost,” explains Antonis Kyrkos, Group Strategic Planning Director at TITAN. “The two-and-a-half-year agreement allows both parties to work strategically on maintenance programmes and upgrade projects based on data and the best allocation of resources,” Kyrkos adds.
Foreseeing the trend of more strategic, partnership service agreements, FLSmidth has been gearing its organisation towards these types of alliances in recent years. “The agreement reaffirms our belief in planned maintenance programmes, supported by digitalised processes, as the next level in service optimisations,” says Carsten Pustelnik, Regional Head of Cement Sales at FLSmidth. “We have invested heavily in acquiring the skills and infrastructure to provide online condition monitoring and safely handle and analyse data from our customers,” Pustelnik concludes.
The agreement gives Titan full access to FLSmidth’s extensive process- and technical knowhow and assistance services, covering all plant operations; from on-site plant inspections and remote support to sustainability audits and training. FLSmidth is set to deliver everything a plant management team needs to optimise plant performance while reducing energy consumption and cost of maintenance.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/europe-cis/24112020/titan-cement-group-and-flsmidth-announce-new-strategic-partnership-agreement/
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