As part of an overall restructuring, in 1982
Kayson set up a specialized Machinery and Equipment Department charged
with the task of managing the company's growing fleet. The main goal of
the reorganization was to increase responsiveness to the constantly
changing requirements of project execution, achieve greater flexibility
and efficiency, and allow project managers to focus on the financial and
technical aspects of the project. In 1998, a new program was established
that incorporated predictive and preventive maintenance. The new program
utilized computer systems to do scheduling, including quality and visual
inspections. However, its cornerstone of success is the use of vibration
analysis, infratography, and tribology (oil analysis) to detect and
correct problems prior to a failure occurring. Our Machinery and
Equipment Department is firmly committed to the principle that service
and maintenance should not be looked at as a drain on income. Rather,
they should be considered a contribution to output. Moreover, the
department establishes a win-win relationship with all project managers
in order to implement its maintenance programs successfully.
The department is also the first machinery and equipment organization in
Iran to receive ISO certification for the supply, support, and
maintenance of machinery and equipment.
By employing highly qualified
personnel, and utilizing state-of-the-art IT technologies to gather,
analyze and process information, the Machinery and Equipment Department
uses key performance indicators to measure its success in achieving the
- To increase availability of equipment.
- To reduce long-term maintenance cost.
- To follow a scheduled
program, including predictive and preventive maintenance, rather
that taking an emergency approach.
- To reduce the need for general
- To reduce the probability of a fault, which statistics
have shown may occur within a period of time, thus increasing Mean
Time Between Failures.
Thanks to Kayson's visionary approach to management, the company's Machinery and Equipment Department which started out with a few pieces of equipment, now possesses hundreds of pieces of light and heavy machinery and equipment, with a very high availability rate