TPM (Total Productive Maintenance)

What is TPM?

TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) = Overall maintenance for manufacturing

It focuses on equipment and people,and is a maintenance method (maintenance technique) which improves productivity to achieve zero losses and reinforces production foundations.

After in-depth research, the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance proposed this method in 1971. It was initially incorporated and established at Nippon Electrical Equipments Co., Ltd (currently DENSO CORPORATION).


●It works to reduce losses that obstruct equipment efficiency, and losses that obstruct the movement/task efficiency of people, which is related to this.

●It is a maintenance technique that all factory or company functions (Total) are engaged in.

●Reducing losses related to equipment and people will increase added value for production efficiency and time, and directly result in quality improvements, accident prevention and energy savings.

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