Fast switching essential
In the preliminary phase we immediately enlisted the help
of good, reliable partners. To ensure that everything went
smoothly, we opted for partners who already familiar with our
company. A great deal of data had to be supplied within an extremely
short time schedule and that required specific knowledge
of our company. Deploying partners who already knew our
company helped us move forward dynamically.
Moreover, they had to feel involved in the project. What we
were going to achieve had to be clear, as various disciplines
were required, such as permit issues, product data, process
information, fire-extinguishing facilities and environmental and
working conditions provisions. We took a critical look at whether
the various disciplines might conflict with the established basis.
Our aim was to apply the latest technologies so, at times, we
found ourselves in unknown territory. There was not much
point in looking for examples elsewhere; we had to rely on the
expertise of our partners. In retrospect, this also generated a
major advantage. They involved us in the process right from
the beginning, so we are now familiar with all the ins and outs.
But it is not only the processes that we now know from A to Z;
we’ve also come to understand the law and legislation of these
disciplines and learnt how to apply them.