About Us


Your Enterprise Asset Management Partner.

Headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland, Optimal has established  operations in Johannesburg, South Africa. We are focused on delivering solutions to physical asset intensive organisations to deliver their business value. Our offerings encompass all policies, processes, operating models, management, and sustainability aspects that relate to these assets. With a team of highly experienced Asset Reliability Engineers and Asset Management Specialists, we have the knowledge and the tools to look after the entire lifecycle management of your assets.

Our solutions are based on Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) principles and are designed to optimise our clients’ asset management practices as they move up the asset management maturity ladder. Understanding an organisation’s maturity is a key part of the journey to optimising the existing asset management practices and gaining a line of sight for effective decision making.

Optimal’s solutions will help you to:

  • Maximise equipment uptime
  • Reduce Maintenance Costs
  • Increase Productivity
  • Increase Asset Life
  • Increase Safety

Our solutions are aligned with ISO 55000 standards and allow asset owners realisation of continuous value and return on investment (ROI) through achieving the optimal balance of cost, risk, and performance.

With quality being at the forefront of our service delivery, we have accredited systems and processes in place to ensure the highest level of service standards and continuous improvement as we expand our business.

Stronger Together

Optimal is proud to partner with other organisations that share our values of pioneering and excellence in asset maintenance, reliability and integrity by successfully collaborating and sharing cutting edge technology, knowledge and expertise.

Our Partners

Our Partners

Yotta is a connected asset management provider that enables organisations to turn data into decisions that drive digital transformation, competitive advantage and business success. By providing cutting-edge software and expert advice, we ensure your systems, assets and people are connected, and the data they produce is structured and captured to provide you with the operational insight you need to make better, more informed decisions around infrastructure management. Innovation, inspiration and expertise, from our team to yours.

Our Partners

An Australian multinational company that provides engineering design and project management services to the minerals & metals, oil & gas and industrial sectors internationally. The company has operations in Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe, Canada, South America and the United States.

Our Partners

A US Software-As-A-Service company (SAAS) serving customers worldwide who offer a platform that enables users to manage SAP processes and workflows for productivity and data management.

Our Partners

A South African technology company which assists companies, engineers and maintenance personnel to benefit from cost-effective condition-based asset management, by integrating complete, easy to use condition monitoring solutions to support business objectives.

Our Partners

AVEVA is a British multinational information technology company headquartered in Cambridge. The company provides the largest industrial software ecosystem and is a global leader in engineering and industrial software; driving digital transformation across the entire asset and operational life cycle of capital-intensive industries.

Our Partners

RPMGlobal are industry leaders in mining industry software, consulting and training, delivering mining productivity through technology enablement. RPMGlobal integrates the planning, design and scheduling, with maintenance and execution, and simulation and costings, on RPMGlobal’s Enterprise Planning Framework. This digital platform delivers insight and control across these core processes.

Our Partners

eMaint CMMS is a Fluke Reliability brand product providing groundbreaking maintenance software for Enterprise Asset Management. eMaint CMMS is a robust EAM software program that provides tailored features to meet an organisations’ needs across industries.

Our Partners

KloudGin is the only mobile-first, cloud-based field service and enterprise asset management solution that automates work management processes, enables customer self-service, increases worker productivity, unlocking new revenue streams and business models. Serving companies with complex, asset management and field service requirements, KloudGin connects customers, employees, sub-contractors and assets with AI-powered access to information on any device.

Our Partners

NRX AssetHub, powered by HubHead Corp., provides maintenance, reliability, and operations professionals at asset-intensive businesses with world-class software solutions for visualizing, building, editing, organizing, approving, and sustaining high-quality Asset and Maintenance Data for their Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS).

Our Partners

Tshwane Institute for Continuing Education (TICE) is a commercial arm of the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT). Through the partnership with TICE, Optimal develops and delivers Asset Management training programmes for the African market, aimed at upskilling the workforce to implement effective Asset Management Systems.

Our Partners

Heriot-Watt is a world-leading university with 5 campuses around the globe, educating leading professionals of tomorrow and generating pioneering research. Its degrees are highly regarded for their professional relevance and the University has an excellent record of preparing students for successful careers. In partnership with Heriot Watt University, Optimal is taking part in a Graduate Apprenticeship scheme – the scheme allows young professionals to gain a degree whilst gaining in industry experience at the same time.

Our Partners

The University of Aberdeen was founded in 1495, making it the third oldest university in Scotland and fifth oldest in the UK. In partnership with the University of Aberdeen, and Innovate UK through the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funding programme, Optimal is completing a KTP project which developed a library for the maintenance strategies for the assets in the Oil and Gas sector based on Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) principles.

Our Partners

Robert Gordon University provides industry led undergraduate and postgraduate courses leading to highly relevant awards and degrees. In partnership with RGU and Innovate UK, Optimal is undertaking one of the first Management Knowledge Transfer Partnership projects for business process innovation through implementation of Design Thinking principles.

Our Partners

Parsec is a leading industry provider of TrakSYS Manufacturing Execution System designed to help Manufacturing Industry Operators with the management of the full Manufacturing Operations process through real-time insights, reliability, availability and quality management. Through a strategic partnership with Parsec, Optimal is expanding their solution offering in the Asset Performance Management (APM) space by enhancing its ability to address manufacturing industry challenges and implement world class asset management and maintenance strategies.

Our Partners

IOTICS is a provider of data ecosystems through a secure cloud-hosted environment. IOTICS is changing the way the world uses and shares data. Their system-of-systems orchestration architecture delivers a decentralized, secure and accessible data ecosystem which flexibly grows with your needs. Adding IOTICSpace to your existing OT/IT systems enables data to become Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. Rapidly delivering ROI, reducing operational costs and providing scalable building blocks for your data strategy, without architectural rework.

Board of Directors

Our People

Mike Hobbs  |  Technical Manager UK  |  LinkedIn

Barrie Stewart | Global Business Manager | LinkedIn

Monika Gerrie  |  Operations Manager  | LinkedIn

Jan Myburg  |  Academy Manager  |  LinkedIn

Lizile Xulu  | Technical Manager SA |  LinkedIn

Rabi Mofokeng  |  Principal Training Lead SA & UK  |  LinkedIn

Shalom Ndlovu  |  Principal Asset Reliability Engineer SA |  LinkedIn

Mothomone Ramphago | Principal Asset Reliability Engineer APM/MES/EAM SA | LinkedIn

Allister More | Principal Asset Reliability Engineer ATD SA | LinkedIn

Coen Greyvensteyn Infrastructure Asset Care Manager LinkedIn


Our Clients