Service – a word never clearly defined
(not even in the
As the pressure on time and
profit margins increases relentlessly the one thing that suffers in the
pressroom is the equipment that is the basis of the business itself.
The company Ford Mondeo is
serviced religiously, in accordance with the manufacturers recommendations, but
the press that pays for the car and everything else in the business is lucky if
it see a cleaning rag occasionally let alone a grease gun and oilcan.
Routine service is an expense,
but controlled and managed the overall annual maintenance bill for a press can
be reduced, simply by the fact that the number of high cost “emergency” call
outs for press breakdown can be reduced.
A breakdown or press problem, by
nature of our industry, always occurs in the middle of a very important job,
for either a new or your best client that simply must be delivered.
The result is high cost repairs,
overtime, loss of control, frustrations, angry customers and (most importantly)
a greater negative effect on profitability than routine service would have had.
In addition routine maintenance
and cleaning enhances the appearance of the machine and the press run and in
the long term increases the residual value of the machine – a positive effect
on the balance sheet for a change.
At DDJ graphics we firmly believe
in routine and preventative maintenance. We are now offering Komori, Sakurai and Ryobi engineering service as an addition to our
We are not just offering the
usual “service call out” facility, but also health checks, machine reports,
compilation of service schedules, maintenance agreements and machine
Further details are available on request.