The Asset Care Company

OUR GOAL

To become the Asset Care Standard

OUR MISSION

To support businesses in achieving World Class Asset Care.

ABOUT US

At 53North, we all come to work every day because we want to solve industries biggest problems in relation to asset management. We know the difficulties. Businesses want to spend the minimum amount of money on maintenance whilst achieving a reliable, high performing and safe environment. Hands on technical skills are being lost, reactive cultures are prominent and there is often a silo working between capex and opex. Technical designers are bringing out numerous modern technologies, but don’t know who their target users are or sometimes how to reach them and remain unsure how much they are willing to spend.

Throughout the history of manufacturing, people have used assets to create products and data to make more informed decisions. Our passion at 53North is to use this data along with our team’s wealth of experience, combined with the utilisation of modern technologies and effective culture management to get the most value from our client’s assets. Today we provide the most actionable recommendation and insights in the industry. We want to make world class asset management available to as many businesses as possible and not just the top 10%.

OUR PRINCIPLES

53North’s philosophy and services not only focus on the technical and systematic requirements of maintenance engineering but understands the cultural obligations needed to ensure total asset care. The foundation of our culture and service approach can be defined by Six Principles.

Integrity

We look to build trust with our customers through professionalism and honesty with independent advice.

Innovation

We strive to take our customers forward using new techniques and technologies.

Quality

Our communications and reporting methods are underpinned with quality systems to provide assurance and accuracy.

Support

Our services are designed to care for our customers’ needs with a right first time approach

Responsibility

We always seek safe and fiscally sound solutions for our customers.

Collaboration

We listen to our customers first and share knowledge freely to support learnings.

As Part of service application and customer support, 53North have developed an asset care standard. This standard represents best practice development of asset care instructions using the latest technologies and techniques. 53North have developed a large compilation of PM instructions for many manufacturing and packaging assets within FMCG applications. These standards are effective for improving asset care. The 53North stamp is awarded to clients who adopt the improved standards and participate in in-house training to improve to levels of asset care.

Our LEADERSHIP

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Tom Clayton

Head of Reliability Services & Managing Director

“Tom founded 53North Group as a result of his passion and knowledge for Asset Care and Equipment Life Cycle Asset Management. With over 20 years’ experience he has a proven history of working in the manufacturing sector, with key skills such as; RCM, CBM, Value Stream Mapping, and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA). He has a strong business development background and his professionalism is underpinned with a Master of Science (MSc) focused in Maintenance Engineering & Asset Management from The University of Manchester. As well as business associations, Tom is also responsible for Reliability Services at 53North, which includes the development of Asset Care Packages to improve life cycle costing, with lean and reliability principles to improve plant performance and maintenance cost effectiveness”.

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Simon Palmer

Head of Engineering Services

A long established member of the 53North team, having joined in 2013, Simon’s passion for proactive maintenance regimes, combined with new reliability and CBM technologies has allowed 53North to focus its services in delivering a true Asset Care package. Utilising over 20 years’ of onsite practical mechanical and installation experience, has enabled Simon to support the team of Reliability Engineers in providing Total Asset Care to each and every customer. His hands-on down to earth approach to working within the FMCG, Aggregate and Quarrying industries has enabled him to share his appetite for the wide-ranging practical aspects of Asset Care, whilst ensuring that 53North’s Reliability Engineers continually engage with clients at each vital stage of their Total Asset Care journey.

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Keith Smith

Head of Asset Management services

“Keith has spent over 16 years in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods environment, developing and promoting Asset Care Standards. He joined 53North in 2016 and brought with him key skills such as RCA, FMEA, RCM, Spares Management, and an adept understanding of Maintenance Change Management, both technical and cultural. Keith’s passion for Asset Care led him to further his knowledge in the field by completing a Master of Science (MSc) in Maintenance Engineering and Asset Management at the University of Manchester in 2017. Heading up the Asset Care team within the company, his main focus is the development of Customer Asset Management and Asset Care strategies, to support businesses in achieving World Class Asset Care”.

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Chris Wragg

Head of Lubrication & Applied Sciences

“Chris, initially worked within a Chemistry and Materials Science environment, however, he eventually made the move to the Lubrication and Applied Science arena where he has remained for the last 15 years. His passion and understanding of Tribology, combined with his expertise of the materials used along with their chemical make-up, has allowed him to provide a more in-depth diagnosis of the wide-ranging physical causes of the stages of machinery failure. His natural progression from laboratory manager to the analysis of Root Cause Failure, Metallurgy and Troubleshoot Projects has only enriched his relationship with engineering.  As part of these roles, Chris has been a key figure in the development of application software and technology testing, thereby, always ensuring that 53North are at the forefront of Life Cycle Asset Care”.

OUR STANDARDS

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As part of the service application and customer support capability, 53North have developed an asset care standard. This standard represents best practice development of asset care instructions using the latest technologies and techniques. 53North have developed a large compilation of PM instructions for many manufacturing and packaging assets within FMCG applications. These standards are effective for improving asset care. The 53North stamp is awarded to clients who adopt the improved standards and participate with in-house training to improve all levels of asset care.

OUR PARTNERSHIPS

‘53North are Independent advisers for the most cost-effective solutions’

53North have partnerships and specific skills in supporting manufactures with

  • Meat & Fish Products
  • Fruit & Vegetables
  • Dairy Products
  • Grain Mill Products
  • Starches & starch products
  • Animal feeds
  • Bakery products
  • Sugar
  • Cocoa, chocolate & confectionery
  • Rice, noodles
  • Other food products

  • Asphalt, Stone, Mortar, Cement
  • Metals, foundry
  • Spirits; ethyl alcohol
  • Malt liquors and malt
  • Soft drinks, mineral waters
  • Pulp, paper & paperboard
  • Corrugated paper, containers
  • Chemical Processing
  • Soap, cleaning preps, perfumes.
  • Tobacco
  • Fabric (Leather, fibre)

Contact

Telephone

+44 114 299 5007

Fax

+44 114 299 5020

Main Office

53North Group, 53North House, Caxton Way, Dinnington, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S25 3QE

Accounts

53 North Group, C/o Morgan Dodd Ltd, Oxford House,  Sixth Avenue, Doncaster DN9 3GG

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