Using Finnish software expertise in the machine and metal industries
Service Solutions for Fleet Management (S4Fleet) is a 3-year SHOK research programme, which began in early 2015. The project has a budget of €30 million, with a €1 million share for Granlund. The research programme is under the control of fimecc, a strategic machine and metal industry research company founded by the metal industry.
"Granlund has been involved in previous RYM Oy SHOK projects, but building maintenance is a good fit for other industries' SHOK projects", says Granlund's Innovation and Development section director Tuomas Laine. "The machine and metal industry maintenance SHOK project is a new kind of opportunity for Granlund to gain new development influences from different reference groups. Some of our long-term customers, like KONE, ABB and Wärtsilä, are also involved in the project."
The goal of the project is to make use of Finnish software expertise in international machine and metal industries. The S4Fleet goal is to create new practices for the Internet of Things and possibilities for service providers. Granlund's goal is to find and develop new methods for maintenance management and define use cases that make use of new information sources: information models and the Internet of Things (IoT). By applying the results, we hope to develop entirely new services and software for building management.
"We believe that our extended experience on properties is useful to the development of the other 'fleets'' development", says Tuomas Laine. "We're bringing our expertise on properties and construction and new visions on maintenance management. Our innovative service concepts support decision-making in future property management."
More information on the project is available at http://www.fimecc.com/content/s4fleet.
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