Parkway6 signs 5 year contract with ZNAPZ

ZNAPZ delivers a complete upgrade of the environment and the hosting & Maintenance of Maximo for the next 5 years. After a successful project phase, the collaboration continues into the exploitation phase. Maximo is the core application in the Performance Measurement System.
The Contractors combination Parkway6 (Dura Vermeer and Besix) broadens the A6 in Almere. They deliver 8 new viaducts, they broaden 5 existing viaducts and improve the underlying road network. Parkway6 is responsible for the design, realization and maintenance of the A6 Almere.

ZNAPZ supports Aquafin in Risk based Maintenance

The result is a more effective and efficient maintenance for all pump-stations of Aquafin. All schemes for preventive maintenance for the Aquafin pump-stations have had a new dedicated maintenance frequency in Maximo, based on the Risk Based Maintenance method.
Aquafin and ZNAPZ worked closely together with a dedicated team. A whole new way of working for Aquafin is introduced. With a great team spirit and hard work we were able to realize all changes in Maximo and the organization on time and within budget enabling Aquafin to achieve appealing results in the future.

Sustainable Employability project “Nosce Te Ipsum” with the help of ESF

At ZNAPZ we recognize that our own people are the most valuable assets of our organization. Therefore, we are currently using the ESF subsidy fund (European Social Fund) to create an extra focus on promoting sustainable employability.

Sustainable employees are healthy, motivated, competent and productive at this moment and in the future. The intention of this project is to increase the motivation, competences and vitality with the final goal of developing talent, knowledge, skills and work life balance in good harmony for our employees.

When the goals of this project are realized, the final results can be described as follow:

– Optimal and sustainable employability of all employees, where there is room for differences between employees and the individual talents are effectively utilized.

– Increase the involvement of the employees because they are (still) more involved in the organization, they listen to their ambitions, they are deployed on their talents and qualities and this has a positive impact on staff turnover and absenteeism.

– Even better communication which leads to better cooperation and this contributes to the success of the organization.

– For ZNAPZ an even better image, brand awareness and become an even more attractive employer.




‘Internet of Things – From hype to insight’ Shipping Event

Date: 29th September
Venue: RDM Rotterdam

It’s a startling fact that as much as 90 percent of all data generated by devices such as sensors on equipment, smart phones, tablets, connected vehicles and appliances is never analysed or acted on. So imagine if your company did take action. 

During the specially organized ‘Internet of Things – From hype to insight’ Shipping Event, you will have the opportunity to learn how you can derive deep business insight from the Internet of Things (an integrated fabric of sensors, devices, data, connections, processes and people). You’ll not only hear what we think about the power of Internet of Things, but also what our customers are achieving today and planning in the future. If you have an interest in participating this event please complete the online registration form.

As the Internet of Things (IoT) expands rapidly, more and more “things” are reporting their fleets, locations and status in near real-time. This generates a huge volume and variety of data that is under-utilized or often not used at all. During this specially organized shipping event new technologies will be presented how your organization can leverage this data to understand the state of operations and equipment to better run your businesses.

Agenda ‘Internet of Things – From hype to insight’ Shipping Event (12:00 – 17:00)

Time Agenda Speaker
12.00 – 12.30 Welcome and introduction ALTEN
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch ZNAPZ, ALTEN, IBM
13.30 – 14.00 Challenges for the Shipping Industry ZNAPZ
14.00 – 14.30 Internet of Things – From hype to insights IBM
14.30 – 15.00 SKF Customer Case SKF
15.00 – 15.20 Coffee break ZNAPZ, ALTEN, IBM
15.20 – 16.00 Technological developments presented by IBM IBM
16.00 – 16.15 Wrap up ZNAPZ & ALTEN
16.15 – 16.45 Guided tour RDM Rotterdam RDM

Venue – RDM Rotterdam

The ‘Internet of Things – From hype to insight’ Shipping event will take place on 29 September at RDM Makerspace, which is located on the former shipyard of the Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij (RDM). IBM has a strong partnerships with RDM Makerspace, this organization helps to get new innovations and businesses off the ground by creating a large community where smart, creative and experienced people with different skills come and work together. RDM Rotterdam is the hotspot for innovation in the port: this is where the manufacturing industry of the future is taking shape. At RDM Rotterdam, you can find a diverse collection of start-ups, SMEs and global players in the maritime and offshore sectors. Over 40 innovative companies – including Ampelmann, Franklin Offshore, Energy Floors and Urban Green – have found a home at RDM.

We hope to welcome you at the first ‘Internet of Things – From hype to insight’ Shipping event on 29 september 12:00 PM, which will take place at RDM Makerspace: Scheepsbouwweg 8 – K03, 3089 JR Rotterdam.

If you have any questions please feel free to email me at:bas.spijkers@znapz.comRegister for this event.

With kind regards, on behalf of the organizers,

ZNAPZ B.V. & ALTEN Netherlands

Sponsored by IBM


Asset Management & Internet of Things in the Rail Industry

Asset Management is a key topic in the Rail Industry with hundreds of billions invested in Western Europe in the next 10 years. Now optimizing this is a challenge. But the technology Internet of Things is coming to support us. How to know the Asset, the Asset Health and what to do to generate the highest value of the Assets.

Real Time Monitoring

With todays Internet of Things technology we can be real time informed about the Asset Health. A good example of this is the always challenging situation of “square” wheels of trains, where a wheel isn’t completely round. This leads to a higher wear of the wheels as soon as this happens, a higher wear of the rail track and less comfort to the passengers. The Rail companies can monitor this by measuring load, vibration and temperature of the track and the wheels. With these measurements an immediate indication can be given at the first deviation, enabling a fast and appropriate response on the given situation. The cost for this is relatively low and the payback = value significant. Lower maintenance cost for reworking the wheel to completely round, lower maintenance cost on the track and a reduction of track breaks. Last but not least this also prevents an uncomfortable journey of our passengers.

Internet of Things Solutions

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