The curtain fell on the fourth edition of the Asset Maintenance and Management Congress, in Luanda. For two days (November 17th and 18th) managers from the most diverse sectors of the national and international economy sat down around different approaches, however, the central focus was: “The maintenance and management of assets as a lever of sustainable development”.
In parallel with the agenda of the United Nations, focused on the theme of sustainability, be it economic or social, the AAMGA (Angolan Association for Maintenance and Asset Management), promoting entity, brought to the debate table “The contribution of Maintenance and Asset Management for economic sustainability”, where the lecturer was Engº, Joaquim Vieira, representative of APMI.
The theme referring to “How an airplane is born”, very current and relevant for our flag carrier, was presented by Engº Nelson Oliveira from ANAC.
At the same time, the 9th Meeting for the Maintenance of Portuguese Speaking Countries also took place.
The maintenance and management of assets is a matter of capital importance for the economic development of countries and Angola is no exception to the rule, taking into account that it has immense assets that need maintenance and good management, whether those under the jurisdiction of public and private companies.
The lack of a culture of maintenance and management of the assets of most of the existing infrastructures in Angola puts our country in a field of “permanent alert”, since many of the assets of companies and institutions need to be preserved and maintained so that they have periods of long life and serve present and future generations.
By bringing up the debate on the need to address the issue of asset maintenance and management, AAMGA places the approach to this important topic at the head of company managers, public and private institutions and beyond, since it constitutes, in addition to a necessity, the treatment of this theme is urgent, as well as the exchange of ideas on the subject.
One of the important aspects of this issue will undoubtedly be the subject of standardization in Angola, specifically referring to the NA ISO 55000, 55001 and 55002 standards for asset management, the maintenance of assets in the airline sector and in the oil sector, the role maintenance on business productivity, the impact of safety and health on asset maintenance and management, and the use of technology in asset maintenance and management.
Asset management helps usability and reliability and cost reduction, productivity and planning, resulting in quality of services, maximization of results and greater security.
With asset management, preventive and periodic maintenance is carried out, taking into account the implementation of maintenance plans and control of results, forcing companies and institutions to establish a level of maintenance.
At the closing made by Eng. Simão Cacete, Chairman of the Audit Committee of AAMGA, he highlighted the need to continue promoting and disseminating the best maintenance practices among Companies, Educational Institutions and Students in general.
AAMGA reaffirms its will to continue to contribute to the development of a maintenance culture in Angola!
Per: Vincent Ignatius
President of the Angolan Asset Maintenance and Management Association (AAMGA)
National Asset Maintenance and Management Congress brings together several specialists in Luanda