Siveco China unveils innovative bluebee® solution “for the worker of tomorrow”


Siveco China's General Manager Bruno Lhopiteau presented bluebee®, the latest version of the company's mobile solution for the worker of tomorrow, during his speech on the first day of the 2011 IET International Conference on Smart and Sustainable City.


"In China more than anywhere else, we love technology" explained Bruno Lhopiteau, "Technology investment is often dedicated to machines or buildings rather than people. On the other hand, when projects fail to deliver results, people get blamed. Our approach is, in contrast, to invest technology on people, using it as an enabler for good operation and maintenance practices."


bluebee® is the latest version of the eHand solution released at the Shanghai World Expo in 2010 and already used by leading industrial and facility management companies in China. bluebee® runs on a rugged smartphone device and can synchronize maintenance and facilities management data with any back-office system. Compared to early versions, bluebee® presents user interface improvements, new functionality and cloud-based data synchronization. bluebee®, a true homegrown innovation based on the company's long experience of maintenance in China, is developed by the Siveco China R&D team located in Shanghai since 2009.



Bruno Lhopiteau added: "Most bluebee® users have never worked on a computer before. They are inspectors, technicians, supervisors etc. We equip them with mobile devices connected on our central cloud platform, where know-how collected from the field is accumulated and made available to all, for example for diagnosing a problem or making a decision."


The innovative bluebee® solution and the corresponding approach to focus on people rather than hardware have received praises by leading academics present at the conference.


About Siveco China


Siveco is the largest maintenance consultancy in China. Based on a long experience of "maintenance with Chinese characteristics", Siveco has developed a unique approach to address the needs of plant owners in China through the utilization of technological tools. While the market has historically been plagued by IT suppliers without understanding of industrial reality, Siveco is run by maintenance people for maintenance people, focusing on obtaining rapid and sustainable improvement.


Siveco' services include maintenance audits, benchmarking, CMMS implementation and maintenance improvement projects. Siveco provides a suite of very intuitive solutions running web-based or mobile (tablet or smartphone) and compatible with any back-office maintenance system (COSWIN, Maximo, SAP PM, Datastream etc.).


Siveco has over 60 customers across more than 400 sites in China, including ABB, ArjoWiggins, Arkema, BOP, Brose, Carrefour China, Changcheng Property Group, Chenming Paper, CNEEC, Danfoss, Expo 2010 pavilions, GDF Suez, IKEA, International Paper, Kerneos, Saint-Gobain, Sichuan Lutianhua, Sogefi, State Grid, ZF, etc.


Siveco China is a subsidiary of Siveco Group, Europe's largest CMMS supplier with over 82,000 users worldwide.


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