“See if and where we have problems. And to spread knowledge”

Torbjörn Österby, workshop and facility manager

Ice-cream has been produced at SIA Glass since 1961. At the beginning they manufactured both ice cream and candy, because of the seasonality in Sweden; the demand for ice-cream is traditionally higher in the summer. Today our demand for ice cream has changed and we expect to be able to buy ice-cream year-round.

SIA Glass only produces ice cream from fresh cream and other natural ingredients. Preferable they choose products from nature’s own pantry, such as fresh cream, milk, berries, nuts and chocolate. 90% of ingredients come from Sweden, where all ice cream is manufactured. Remaining 10% are products that can’t be grown in Sweden, such as chocolate.

The production in Slöinge, Sweden, is up and running every weekday. The weekends are reserved for defrosting and cleaning of the equipment. Half the maintenance staff works shifts, the other half daytime only.

As a visitor you can tell that SIA Glass is a company where it’s easy to stay. There are several examples of staff members that started out as a runner. Many maintenance technicians have several years’ experience of the business. Now they want to gather the knowledge in a maintenance system: MaintMaster.

– We have a person who’s retiring soon. He has worked here for such a long time that he gets a feeling that it’s time for a preventive maintenance, or when a machine will break down due to lack of it. That kind of knowledge is what we’d like to gather in the system, says Roger Johansson, responsible for the IT at SIA Glass. He continues,

– I can also see the advantage of using MaintMaster in more areas than maintenance. To use it as a task management system for all types of tasks. For instance, I will use it for my IT-tasks, but it’s also possible to use it for incidents, facility management, etc.

Torbjörn Österby, workshop and facility manager, agrees and also sees an advantage of follow up occurring problems.

– I hope to be able to see if and where we have problems. Working with a lot of corrective maintenance, I’d like to follow up to see if we can prevent the problem.

Both Roger and Torbjörn agrees that a maintenance system is to no value unless it is used. Therefore, the system needs to be accessible, and it should be easy to get started.

– The advantage of MaintMaster is that it’s easy to get started. While it’s simple to use it’s also very powerful so that someone with interest easily can dig down in the statistics, Torbjörn says.



·For you to get a new flavor of the ice cream, the planning and production needs to start the autumn before.
·50 000 liters fresh cream is delivered to SIA Glass, every week!