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KW Plastics Chooses Accruent’s Maintenance Connection to Deliver MRO Savings

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to deliver cost savings on its maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) spend.

Companies are turning to proactive maintenance to improve the availability, reliability, and safety of their operations. “Overall, the best-in-class have real-time visibility into key information to better enable inventory decisions, which could translate into significant savings.” [1]

KW Plastics Recycling Division (KW Plastics Recycling) was looking for a solution to help lower inventory costs and minimize over-purchasing. In addition, the KW management team wanted the ability to track equipment expenses by unit. Part of the family of KW companies, KW Plastics Recycling produces a wide range of polyethylene and polypropylene post-consumer resins (PCR) for the personal care, automotive, agriculture, construction, pipe, paint & coatings, recreation, and flexible packaging/sheet applications industries.

Accruent’s Maintenance Connection software is a comprehensive CMMS with functionality that includes work order tracking, preventive maintenance, equipment inventory management and reporting to help the KW Plastics Recycling team monitor and reduce maintenance expenses.

“When we evaluated Maintenance Connection, our team liked what we saw in the presentation,” said J. Scott Saunders, General Manager, KW Plastics Recycling Division. “The functionality and support that Maintenance Connection offered were key factors in our decision. One of our sister companies already uses the software, and we saw tremendous value in having a common CMMS across the enterprise to facilitate consistency and improve communications.”

The KW family of companies share purchasing departments and with KW Plastics selecting Maintenance Connection, they now have the ability to share inventory and purchasing plans throughout the organization. As a result of the insight gained through Maintenance Connection, KW Plastics hopes to better track maintenance spend and improve budgeting in future years. The implementation of Maintenance Connection also gives KW Plastics the tools to shift their maintenance from reactive to preventive, reducing downtime and streamlining parts and labor costs.

“We are excited that KW Plastics Recycling Division has selected Maintenance Connection, a CMMS with a proven track record in driving down MRO costs,” said Andy Ruse, VP, Accruent. “Maintenance Connection is a great fit in the manufacturing industry along with our IoT, capital planning and engineering information management solutions.”

[1] “Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO): Turning Downtime to Dollars”, Aberdeen, July 2015

About Accruent


Accruent is a global software company that helps organizations achieve superior performance by transforming how they manage their physical resources. Its innovative, industry-leading cloud-based software and services enable organizations to optimize all stages of real estate, facilities and asset management, from capital planning through to IoT-based monitoring and control. With a proven track record across two decades, Accruent has created the only integrated SaaS-based framework and reporting platform for full lifecycle physical resource management. More than 10,000 global customers depend on Accruent solutions to drive out hidden costs, extend asset lifecycles, protect their brands, ensure compliance and deliver on the missions of their organization. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Accruent serves a wide range of industries in more than 150 countries around the world.

About KW Plastics

KW Plastics, headquartered in Troy, Alabama, is the world’s largest plastics recycler of high density polyethylene and polypropylene. KW’s innovation and investment in technology and equipment validate the company as the international leader in post-consumer resins. KW Plastics is an ISO:9001-2008 registered facility with ISO-IEC 17025:2005 accredited lab. KW Plastics Recycling Division recycles post-consumer HDPE and PP and supplies premium post-consumer resins to automotive, beauty & personal care packaging, pipe, paint & coatings packaging, agriculture, packaging and sheet industries. The KW companies include KW Plastics of Troy, KW Plastics of California, KW Plastics Recycling Division and KW Container. For additional info, please visit

Publication date: 23/10/2018

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