For a production plant to be efficient, many component areas must be functional. Tracegrow Oy, a company producing liquid fertilizer out of alkaline batteries, found in ALMA a partner for the maintenance of its plant and management of its documentation.
Initially, important data related to Tracegrow Oy’s plant operation needed to be recorded better. The Finnish Food Authority within the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland supervises the company’s operations, and this sets its own requirements to information management. Therefore, the recording methods must be accurate and data easily retrievable, so that the integrity of the production chain and the quality of operation can be demonstrated at the plant at any time.
“The time window for maintenance system introduction at our Kärsämäki production plant was about one and a half years. Our plant was launched in 2018 and we were looking for a partner that could assist us in data management and maintenance alike. We employed another system for document storage, but that did not meet our needs and was also considered difficult to use,” says Mikko Joensuu, CEO of the company, explaining the background of the acquisition.
What is the system capable of? Is it suitable for us?
Mikko Joensuu has some tips for those in a similar procurement situation.
“You should pay attention to the capabilities of the system acquired. Systems have their own patterns, and it is reasonable to make sure the complete solution is suitable for you. ALMA was – it offered exactly what we needed. Reliable data storage, our primary objective, has been ensured, as well as the functionality of maintenance,” Joensuu notes.
Tracegrow Oy is a Finnish circular economy company that started its operations in 2012. It has developed a technology unique on the global level for the production of efficient and clean micronutrient products for agriculture from used alkaline batteries.