Swedish Maintenance Society – 50th anniversary
30th September 1969, the Swedish maintenance society Utek was founded, and in 2012 it was merged with another Swedish maintenance organization and formed the Swedish Maintenance Society. For fifty years, the society has helped the Swedish industry, suppliers of products and services and academies to develop and improve maintenance, reliability and physical asset management.
The society has actively worked both nationally with the member organisations and internationally in cooperation with the EFNMS and participated in several European projects through Leonardo da Vinci and now Erasmus+ programmes.
The vision has changed over time and now it reads "Sweden must, through world-class maintenance, have an internationally competitive industry with high reliability and efficient management of physical assets and digital infrastructure". The essence is however still the same, the equipment must always work when you need it.
The celebration of the 50th anniversary will take place at the Munich Brewery in Stockholm on 3–4 October. It will be two very exciting days of conferences and networking. There will also be an Anniversary Banquet held on the evening of 3 October.
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