URSUS Breweries | SIVECO Romania

URSUS Breweries


Ursus Breweries, one of the biggest players on the Romanian beer market has started its activity by the end of 1995, when South African Breweries (SAB) has launched the investment in Romania. SABMiller is the second beer producer in the world, being present in over 40 countries on 4 continents and having a portfolio of powerfull brands.

At the moment of choosing the SIVECO application for maintenance management, the company had 3 production locations at local level, in Buzău, Braşov and Cluj, with endowment and equipments worth tens of millions dollars. Their value and the philosophy of SABMiller concern regarding the use of resources at a high level of performance have represented the starting point for the decision to implement an IT application for monitoring their maintenance.


The main objective monitored by the maintenance management component is ensuring the equipments’ functioning at normal parameters, with minimal maintenance costs, which represents an important support for running the production activities under normal conditions, without interruptions causing financial losses or losses regarding the product brand’s image.

Ensuring a high performing maintenance system, perfectly compatible with the Japanese model used by the mother company (SABMiller plc) has represented one of the basic objectives envisaged company’s management.


The Maintenance Management component, included in the integrated information package SIVECO Applications, takes over the problems referring to: distribution of tasks and responsibilities of the participants in maintenance activities, updating the information at company level, monitoring the correct use of this information, providing synthesis to management staff, diagnosis in view of preventing the occurring of accidental defects or of damages, costs control, planning of activities and resources.

Within the integrated system SIVECO Applications, the Maintenance Management Component has an extraordinary edibility, being possible to be used independently or in connection with all the components of SIVECO Applications.


  • Management of the suppliers of equipments and assets, for their efficient administration, but also for the spare parts used
  • Management of the human resources involved in the maintenance activities
  • The possibility of viewing all the intervention on equipment. Once the structure of equipment is defined, one can see all interventions on it and its sub-equipments. As a result, the interventions for the same date for an equipment and its sub-equipments can be combined and scheduled
  • Grouping equipments by a user-desired criterion, with the aim of simplifying the maintenance procedures. The groups have same processing facilities as the equipments
  • Managing the minimal of spare parts inventory for the equipments used in the production units in continuous flow. The system can manage both the list of necessary spare parts, and the minimal quantity necessary
  • Managing the information referring to the restrictions and norms of equipments’ usage and providing them to the maintenance staff when he performs and intervention
  • Creating and maintaining a full record of the entire technical documentation
  • The information management on the orders and equipments delivery, including details on the suppliers, warranties and other provisions.


  • Reducing the repair costs as a result of appropriate planning, and mostly due to preventive maintenance, performed according to the programs and data proposed by the system
  • Better organizing of maintenance and repair activities through defining specific activities and associating the necessary resources
  • Reducing the assets out- of service time spent in repairs by improving procurement – with the help of data provided by the system
  • Reducing the activities for record of documents and data referring to inventory of materials, raw materials and spare parts
  • Calculation of the financial resources used in the repair activities, per types of equipments used and using this information as support for the procurement decisions
  • Reducing the number of accidental damages.