Your Enterprise Asset Management Partner.
Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland, Optimal has since established its 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Headquartered in Lyon, France- Cosmo Tech is a global software company that helps senior management and the C-suite make optimal decisions by transforming the way that decision-makers in the energy, utilities, and mobility sectors optimise their asset management and operations strategies through utilisation of Enterprise Asset Digital Twin technology.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Assettrac specialises in digital asset and process management through a configurable cloud portal providing one centrally secure, accessible platform for all asset information to be stored and interrogated for efficiency, oversight and real-time decision-making.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr Leslie Moyo is a Chartered Engineer with over 20 years of experience across the areas of asset management, design appraisal and verification, inspection and certification of equipment and technical sales support. He has previously held roles providing operational support to offshore sites, contract management and in the delivery of project management. He holds a Doctorate in Business Administration (Strategy & Organisation) from the University of Strathclyde Business School, an MBA in Oil & Gas Management from Robert Gordon University Awarded with Merit; and an MSc in Safety, Risk and Reliability Engineering from Heriot Watt University and a Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health from the British Safety Council.
Simphiwe Malawanais a Mechanical Engineer with over 18 years industry experience across the areas of reliability engineering, physical asset management, technical sales, marketing, strategy, management consultancy, field services, manufacturing, and project management gained in Mining, Mineral Processing, Cement, Steel and Power Generation industries. He holds an MBA and MEng degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand, as well as a BSc (Hons) degree from the University of Pretoria and is a certified PMP®.
In his progressive career he hasheld roles such as Manager and Lead Reliability Engineer, Application Engineer, Project Engineer, Head of Mechanical and Optical Engineering; market strategy and P&L leadership roles such as Project Engineering Manager, Head of Reliability Engineering, Mechanical Field Services and Bearing Remanufacturing.
Simphiwe is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, the Project Management Institute, and the Institute of Asset Management. He has been awarded the Best Leader award at a Management Development program in 2018 and MD’s Galaxy Award for sales achievement.
Lori Powell is a Retail Consultant with a background spanning 12 years in the industry, her career has taken her from sales through to senior management for Global brands. Before launching LVL London, a Retail Consultancy focusing on creating exceptional client experiences, leadership, sales and service, Lori was the Learning & Development Director for Tiffany & co. covering Europe, Middle East and Africa. She has a great passion for people development, and is also a mentor to young professionals who want to achieve career success in the corporate world.
Dr Ollie Folayan is visiting professor to the School of Science and Engineering, University of Dundee and Head of Process at Engineering consultancy, Optimus Plus Aberdeen. He is the co – founder of AFBE -UK.
Ollie graduated with a BEng in Chemical Process Engineering with Fuel Technology from the University of Sheffield in 1999 and then earned a Doctorate (PhD) in Fuels and Combustion from University of Leeds in 2002 authoring five international publications in the field of combustion and engineering. To date Ollie has worked on Major CAPEX Front End Engineering Design, Detailed Design and commissioning Projects.
In 2018 Ollie Folayan was accepted into the Fellowship of the Institution of Chemical Engineers. Ollie has championed successful outreach programmes such as Making Engineering Hot, NextGen (Scotland), Transition and Real Projects and has co-authored three publications on the influence of role models in the transition from academic study to the workplace and on the sustainability of the engineering profession in the UK.
Hon. Senator Dr Mpofu is the past Chair of the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) National Research Committee, Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors (FIoD). He also holds a PhD in Financial Economics (Econometrics) from University of St Andrews, as well as a Real Estate Professional Diploma, BSc (Hon), MBA, and an MSc in International Finance from University of Westminster. Dr Mpofu has over 25 years property, investment and asset management experience, 20 of which has been at senior or board level. He has worked as an Associate Dean, Executive Director in an Asset Management and a Property Firm in addition to working in different roles ranging from consultancy and client-end positions in an investment house, building society, consultancy firm, and an academic set up for private and public institutions.
Hon. Sen. Dr Bekithemba Mpofu is a Senator in the Upper House of Parliament in Zimbabwe and sits on the Sustainability Committee as well as the Indigenisation and empowerment Committee.
Simphiwe Malawana | Operations Director Designate SA | LinkedIn
Jan Myburg | Academy Manager | LinkedIn
Mike Hobbs | Technical Manager UK | LinkedIn
Kamal Raj | Technical Manager SA | LinkedIn
Shalom Ndlovu | Principal Asset Reliability Engineer SA | LinkedIn
Lizile Xulu | Principal Asset Reliability Engineer – APM SA | LinkedIn
Jabran Khan | Principal Solutions Consultant UK | LinkedIn
Monika Gerrie | Asset Care Centre Manager | LinkedIn
Zipho Nzama | Business Development Executive SA | LinkedIn