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Maintenance Management Agreement (MMA)
You concentrate on your business, we’ll be there to maintain it
MMA – profit more by doing less
The Maintenance Management Agreement (MMA) is a framework
agreement for maintaining the ABB turbocharging solutions in
your fleet. It optimizes your maintenance, frees up your resources
and reduces your workload – living proof that less can be more.
As the world’s leading turbocharging specialist, ABB Turbo charging is constantly improving its product and service portfolio. Sharing information is central to this evolution. That is
why we regularly contact our customers to find out in detail
how your needs are changing and how we can better serve
you. The pay-off? Products and services with genuine added
The Maintenance Management Agreement, or MMA, is a ser vice product developed with and for ABB Turbocharging’s
customers. Designed as the most flexible and fully transparent
approach to turbocharger servicing, MMA is a lasting investment that guarantees a service offering that is made specifically for your assets and operational needs. The objective is
to reduce the cost of your turbochargers over the course of
their lifecycles through optimized maintenance planning.
MMA offers standardized services globally at fixed prices,
services tailored to your specific needs, simplified ordering of
service jobs, the highest possible delivery time discounts and
it takes into account observations from previous services.
The flexibility to customize the services to fit your needs
makes MMA a collaborative service support model that gives
you the freedom to act as you see fit on our recommendations. And, whenever you choose to follow our recommendations, we provide the spare parts at the best possible price
and perform the service for you.
If you are looking for a full-service offering that gives you an
active role and full transparency in terms of service, MMA is
right for you. Over 300 of our customers are already convinced.
They have chosen to cover some 15,000 turbochargers under
an ABB Turbocharging MMA, and that’s not just because of
the possible 20 percent in savings.
You expect
ABB Turbo charging solutions supporting MMA
Safe and reliable turbocharger operation
ABB’s unique ATURB product and service database
Access to supplier’s know-how and technical expertise
The worldwide ABB Turbocharging Service network,
provides first-hand knowledge of your specific application data
OEM product design and know-how
Support with budgeting annual services and no hidden costs
Annual transparent cost management
Reliable support, anytime, anywhere
ABB’s automatic turbocharger maintenance scheduler and
24 / 7 service network support
A Norwegian customer signs an MMA agreement with the
ABB Turbocharging Service Station in Oslo. Based on the
“information exchange” the Oslo Service Station prepares a
“budget estimate” covering services due in the year of signature. This “budget estimate” is prepared every third quarter. In
a joint “business review” meeting at the end of each year, the
customer and staff from ABB Turbocharging review the performance based on the agreement and adjust the operating
conditions as required. Throughout the year, based on updated
Updates of fleet list,
engine type, running
hours, fuel type,
load profile, etc.
Prepared and signed
in Q3 for next year
based on services due
information the customer will then receive “service recommendations” at least five months in advance of when a turbo charger service is due. When the customer decides on which
recommendations to follow and defines the most suitable
port, the ABB Turbocharging Service Station arranges everything – from delegation of the service to the local Service
Station and ensuring the availability of the spare parts to
reporting details and observations during the actual service
Delivered at least five
months in advance to
ensure preferable
commercial terms
Review business
performance under
this contract
Customized service agreement
MMA lets you play an active role in how your turbochargers
are maintained and serviced. You decide, choose and confirm.
We remain at your disposal every step of the way.
Customer proximity
For Original Service, whether maintenance, overhaul or repair
of ABB turbochargers, we are always readily accessible on a
global basis. We ensure that your investment performs optimally for its entire lifetime through unrivalled expertise and a
wide service portfolio that guarantees Original Parts and
Original Service anytime, anywhere.
First-class logistics
To ensure global availability, our sophisticated Original Parts
stocking and transportation arrangements at our Swiss
Service Center underpin a 24 hour order-to-dispatch system
which makes every Original Parts order a fast-track order.
Global uniformity
All ABB Turbocharging Service Stations are equipped to the
same high standards, implement the same frequently updated
best practices and employ only service staff that are trained
and qualified in-house.
Our ATURB database also documents full details of every
component fitted to every ABB turbocharger and tracks the
service history of every turbocharger including the Original
Parts fitted over its complete lifespan. ATURB also ensures
that all the technical information, including estimated running
hours, scheduled maintenance and engine overhauls are
shared with the Service Stations.
Exchange units
Exchange units aim to provide a quick start to increase the
uptime during planned and unplanned services. Customers
with exchange units have more redundancy, flexibility and
ease of planning. This means they can subsequently benefit
from the best delivery discounts and reduce their Total Cost
of Ownership (TCO) significantly.
Advance notice of order
One week
Discount upon delivery
Over one month
10 %
Over four months
20 %
Delivery-time discounts: the earlier you order, the more you save
Customer-oriented MMA
Flexibility, accessibility and accountability – MMA keeps the
customer’s needs and best interest at the core of the agreement.
Service recommendations
MMA is developed based on the individual needs of each
customer taking the following parameters into account:
– Turbocharger operation (engine type, fuel type, load,
washing requirements);
– Working condition specifics (actual running hours, ease of
access, sailing schedule and route, fuel quality, altitude and
– Local variables (labor rates, shipping costs, taxes, travel).
The analysis of your requirements begins with the Original
Parts. A summary is then prepared on a per-turbocharger
basis. Observations from the previous service are taken into
account and early notification ensures the best commercial
terms possible.
Flexibility – you shape MMA
The flexibility of the MMA takes into account your need for
one-off solutions. It tailors solutions that fit your unique expectations and applications and ABB Turbocharging does the
rest. We provide the annual maintenance budget plan for the
services and product exchanges that your asset needs,
easing the stress of your financial planning.
It’s up to you. You decide which of ABB Turbocharging’s
service recommendations you would like to implement. MMA
offers you the satisfaction of knowing that your turbocharger
is well maintained. We take care of your turbocharger, so you
can take care of your business.
You’ll hear about a service event and receive our customized
recommendations for labor and parts well in advance. We
send you service recommendations at least five months prior
to the next scheduled service and prepare a quotation in
standardized, predefined packages.
One contact, one network
With MMA, your point of contact for any service issues is your
local ABB Turbocharging Service Station. The Service Station
coordinates and organizes Original Service work to be carried
out on your turbochargers within the ABB Turbocharging global
With over 100 Service Stations in more than 50 countries
worldwide, we’re everywhere our customers need us to be,
doing whatever they need us to do.
Simplified administration
For each Original Service job performed, ABB Turbocharging
issues a service report detailing information about the vessel,
the port in which service took place, the Service Station
responsible and the exchanged and repaired turbocharger
components. The service report is signed by the customer’s
personnel on completion of the job.
MMA reports offer you a timely overview of Original Service
jobs performed. Customers benefit in particular from the
transparency that these reports offer. They enable technical
managers to easily keep track of their turbochargers’ operational and service statuses.
Planning for the future
You can reduce your total cost of Original Parts by as much
as 20 percent by planning turbocharger maintenance early.
You can also save even more on new Original Parts depend6
ing on the number of spare parts that you order and how
much service is required. Furthermore, every year we conduct
a “Business Review” allowing you to benefit from even better
commercial terms for the coming year.
Five facts about MMA
1. Customers signing up to an ABB Turbocharging MMA see
value added through:
– Comprehensive service recommendations five months
prior to scheduled service;
– Reduced administration costs;
– Annual maintenance budget estimate.
2. Every MMA is developed individually and is based on the
analysis of your turbocharger and operating conditions.
3. MMA offers you optimized maintenance planning while
reducing your overall costs.
4. MMA gives you long-term ABB Turbocharging Original
Service support for all of your turbochargers under one
single agreement.
5. With MMA, your turbochargers are covered anytime,
A quick run-through of issues that might interest
customers delegating maintenance, repair and overhaul
to ABB Turbocharging Service.
1 Does MMA force me to always follow the ABB Turbo charging recommendations, or can I customize, postpone
or bring forward the services depending on my needs?
MMA is a fully flexible agreement that lets you take the lead.
The ABB Turbocharging Service Station working with you will
need your absolute confirmation before any purchases or
service arrangements are made and confirmed.
6 What about unforeseen incidents?
ABB Turbocharging exchange unit and maintenance kits help
to cut maintenance times and reduce the risks of operating
interruptions. This means increased reliability, availability and
lower maintenance costs. MMA terms remain valid during
unforeseen incidents so you shall have our full support during
the good times as well as through the tough times.
2 The ABB Turbocharging Service Station that I always
work with has about 10 people on its staff. Are they
equipped to manage my MMA agreement?
Yes. They will initially receive support from ABB Turbocharging
headquarters and if necessary to meet your service requirements, can be assisted by larger Service Stations in the global
7 Does MMA entitle me to extra discounts?
Yes! MMA was developed to simplify the budgeting process
to ease the maintenance of your turbocharger fleet and to
help you benefit from the best delivery time discounts. This
significantly reduces turbocharger operation costs for you.
3 How will ABB Turbocharging invoice me?
To keep MMA-related administration to a minimum, unless
otherwise agreed, invoices are sent as service jobs are completed.
We operate our vessels on a global scale. Will there
be an MMA contact in every port?
One ABB Turbocharging Service Station is responsible for
each MMA agreement and acts as your main point of contact.
The same ABB Turbocharging Service Station arranges all
MMA service jobs within ABB’s extensive service network,
meaning you have a single ABB contact as well as access to
service facilities throughout the global ABB Turbocharging
Service network.
I already give all turbocharger-related service work to
ABB Turbocharging. How would an MMA add value for me?
MMA helps you to simplify your budgeting process and cash
management. Forward planning with MMA also gives you
more control over future costs and can offer the best possible
commercial terms and discounts.
How does ABB Turbocharging benefit from an MMA?
MMA allows ABB Turbocharging more one-on-one interaction
with you. It also helps ABB reduce internal administrative
costs, in particular when delegating the jobs within the network. With this, ABB Turbocharging aims for a better resource
management and higher customer satisfaction.
What about exchange units?
You can include exchange units in the agreement to reduce
downtime – if you want to. This can make sense when time
for an on-site service is limited. Work can therefore be carried
out in the Service Station itself.
10 What happens if I want to terminate the MMA ahead
of the scheduled end of the agreement?
As per MMA terms, either party has the right to terminate
the MMA at any given time with 30 days’ notice. It’s all about
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