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Louis Dreyfus Agricultural Industries

Maintenance plan pays off in six months

Louis Dreyfus Agricultural Industries in Claypool, Indiana USA produces 1 million tons of soybean meal for animal feed and 80 million gallons of biodiesel annually.

The plant manager wanted insight of maintenance activities for budgeting reasons:

- Resources were not available nor time to set up effective controls maintenance programme; and 

- Process efficiency suffered from instrument's reactive maintenance Endress+Hauser performed an Installed Base Analysis which surveyed the plant, analysed the situation and made recommendations.

Endress+Hauser then developed a maintenance plan, set up a web-based asset information system, trained the customer's personnel and provided all the resources needed to carry out the plan.

Due to increased efficiencies, Louis Dreyfus Commodities has been able to reduce and better plan their third party maintenance. Just in this area alone, the cost reductions have enabled them to capture a return in their investment in just six months

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6 months

for Louis Dreyfus to see a return on their investment

Annual maintenance

expenses significantly reduced

Improved efficiency

by changing reactive maintenance activities to proactive

Established inventory

of spare parts for critical instruments

Our experts

Get in touch with one of our experts today to find out how you can make smarter decisions. Tel. 0161 286 5000

Ann Nolan - Service Contracts

Our tailor-made service contracts help customers to plan ahead to minimise disruption to their plant while meeting compliance requirements.

Lewis Rodgers - Service Technician

I prefer to spend extra time with a customer to explain something rather than just fixing it; that way, if it does happen again, they can resolve it themselves.

Anwar Nawaz - Application Consultant

Customers these days want to get more from their assets such as data for predictive and preventive maintenance. I can advise customers on the right choice for them.

Chris Snelling - Energy Monitoring

Using our energy monitoring software, we help companies to track and manage their consumption of utilities to prevent fines for breaching usage limits.

Louise Snaith - Life Sciences Industry Manager

I love finding the best option for the customer. Regardless of scope, budget or installation restrictions, I can always find a solution.

Wes Allen - Energy Solutions

I’ve helped many customers achieve accreditation for their energy solutions. Our automated data collection system takes the pain out of reporting obligations.

Lisa Rothwell - New Business Development

It’s a great feeling to know that with a little help and support from us, our customers can make smarter decisions when it comes to getting the most out of their process.

Tim Sagar - Offshore

I’m responsible for commissioning safety-critical devices, which requires specialist knowledge and training. I help customers protect their assets by ensuring instruments function under difficult conditions.

Abbey Ratcliffe - Agile Team: Chemical

To guide my customers into making smarter decisions, I’ve learnt to be adaptable. Understanding customer needs is where it starts for me and building trust is vital.

Katriona Kirkpatrick - Service Co-ordinator

I’m one of the people you’ll contact to plan a maintenance visit from an Endress+Hauser engineer, whether that’s a regular scheduled visit or urgent help with a breakdown.

Phil Waterworth - Project Engineer (Digital)

The main thing I do for customers is offer them visibility: of the product in their tanks, energy monitoring, diagnostics … you can’t make smarter decisions without data!

Oana Gheorghita - Project Development Engineer

My philosophy is to never make a customer wait for an answer, so I always respond to queries straight away. I try to anticipate their needs and add value to every project.

Cara Moore - Smart Support

For quick support with decision-making, customers can call, chat to us online or search our knowledge portal, which contains thousands of articles to help resolve issues on site.

Chris Warren - Ecommerce

Feedback from customers shows that ordering online saves time. Being able to view prices, lead times, technical specifications and order history simplifies the process.

Steve Ward - Customer Training

Our experienced trainers don’t just discuss the theory of process measurement and control but help customers to resolve the real issues they’re facing on site.

Dapo Adegbenro - Agile Team: Water

I try to make every interaction with customers fun and engaging. Developing relationships enables customers to get to know me and trust me to help when it matters.

Success stories

Here are some of the ways in which we’ve helped our Power & Energy customers make smarter decisions to improve their processes.

One of the largest coal-fired power plants in Germany

Modernisation of power plant for a stronger competitive advantage.

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Louis Dreyfus Agricultural Industries

Installed base instrumentation and maintenance analysis leads to a fast return on investment.

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Schwarza GmbH (EMS)

Software and online tools improve plant efficiency throughout the life cycle

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We can help you to make smarter decisions and achieve your goals sooner. Get in touch by calling 0161 286 5000 or fill in our form and tell us how we can help.

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we are obligated to inform you when we collect data. We comply with this obligation with the link to our privacy policy.