Quant | ABB Full Service, industrial maintenance, maintenance outsourcing
Quant's maintenance services provide the foundation for a business’s performance, affecting everything from safety to productivity and energy efficiency.
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Realizing the full potential of maintenance

Quant is a global leader in industrial maintenance. For over 25 years, we have been realizing the full potential of maintenance for our customers. From embedding superior safety practices and building a true maintenance culture, to optimizing maintenance cost and improving plant performance, our people make the difference. We are passionate about maintenance and proud of ensuring we achieve our customers’ goals in the most professional way.


ABB Full Service has changed name to Quant

Nordic Capital acquired ABB Full Service from the ABB Group at the end of 2014, supporting the creation of a strong independent company within industrial maintenance – Quant. For over 25 years ABB Full Service has been a market leader in this industry, maintaining and improving the safety, production and equipment performance for over 300 facilities around the world. Quant is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and continues as a leader in the provision of professional industrial maintenance services with a global presence.

Realizing Potential

Maintenance is key to long-term success

Maintenance is more than just a cost to production. It provides the foundation for a business’s performance and profitability, affecting everything from safety to plant productivity and energy efficiency. From designing a new plant, to getting it running and keeping it running optimally, having the right approach to maintenance makes a real difference in both the short and long-term.

The full potential of maintenance is rarely realized

When working with new customers we often find: the total cost of maintenance is not under full control; spare parts and subcontracting costs constantly exceed budgeted levels; the impact of maintenance on the equipment life cycle cannot be quantified; maintenance is conducted in isolation of productivity improvements; and the cost of unplanned shut downs is greater that the total planned maintenance budget.

In a world where increasing regulation, competition and costs put pressure on our customers’ businesses, we constantly ask: Where can maintenance have the greatest impact; how can it contribute to a more prosperous future for our customers, in both the short and long-term?

Providing value-added maintenance

All customers are concerned about rising maintenance costs and many need to improve safety performance. Some want to increase productivity or capacity to seize market opportunities. Others need to improve energy efficiency to reduce operating costs or reduce waste to meet regulatory changes.

When our customers outsource their maintenance management and execution to us we ensure that they achieve both their short and long term goals. We deploy empowered, maintenance-focused people to work as an integrated part of their production teams, using world-class processes and methodologies to improve safety and productivity all while optimizing cost.

To meet our customers’ goals we have a proven process for evaluating the potential we can realize before we start working together. Agreed goals are then continuously reviewed against actual performance. Working under performance-based agreements helps ensure that all investments in maintenance create ‘real’, sustainable business benefits, and that we all share in the value created.

Our unique approach to optimizing maintenance management and execution, with a focus on education, motivation and empowerment, takes our customers’ performance to the next level adding value in both the short and long term.


Safety Performance

Employee Motivation

Energy Efficiency

Overall Equipment Effectiveness

Equipment Lifetime

Equipment Availability

Equipment Reliability

Maintenance Productivity



Safety Incidents

Operating Cost

Maintenance Cost

Spare Parts Cost

Energy Consumption

Production Losses




Realizing the full potential of maintenance
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Empowering People

People-driven performance

Maintenance is a people business. From embedding superior safety practices and building a true maintenance culture, to optimizing maintenance cost and improving plant performance, our people make the difference.

A motivated, professional team

We are maintenance professionals – experts at empowering our people to realize the full potential of maintenance for our customers. We take pride in managing and executing maintenance and believe that a motivated, empowered and skilled team of dedicated professionals is a force to be reckoned with.

Unlike many other outsourcing companies, we don’t focus on shedding jobs to reduce costs. Rather, we implement effective planning and working methods, training our people to use our best practice processes and tools, while empowering them to create value and reduce waste. We ensure they understand how they can contribute to realizing the full potential of maintenance for our customers, linking their performance targets directly to those agreed with the customer.

Realizing sustainable business benefits for our customers requires the development and optimization of maintenance practices in a continuous collaboration, where we work as an integrated part of their teams and take responsibility for success. With proven change management processes, we ensure maintenance continues to achieve measurable results and that the benefits always outweigh the cost.

Vision, Mission & Values

Our Vision

Realizing the full potential of maintenance

Our Mission

Empowering our people to achieve our customers’ goals in the most professional way

Our Values

We are passionate

we are excited about the potential of maintenance and work hard to realize it.

We are professional

we know what we need to achieve, and have the capabilities and attitude to achieve it, safely and efficiently.

We are proud

we value the satisfaction that comes from acting with integrity and achieving our goals.

Our Process

To be able to identify your needs and to implement the methods and systems needed to improve your business values, Quant has developed a proven process in which a collaborative agreement will be developed together. During the process, a core team of Quant and your own resources follows a structured methodology to collect and analyze information. This is a stage-gate process that balances investments in time and resources against the data needed to make sound business decisions. At the conclusion of each stage, there is a review where we together discuss progress and reach agreement on how to proceed.


In this step, scope and boundaries, desired outcomes, resource requirements, executive sponsorship, and schedule are evaluated and documented to guide the team through the partnership. If there is a common business fit the feasibility study phase will be initiated.

Feasibility Study

Functional requirements are developed, benchmarking and gap analysis are completed, current and future states are identified, expected benefits are identified and a risk analysis is conducted. A letter of intent is signed before proceeding to partnership development.

Partnership Development

The Maintenance Management Master Plan (MMMP) is developed to set the strategy for maintenance and reliability on site. Detailed analysis is performed for finance, human resources, legal, technical issues, and health and safety. Key Performance Indicators are defined and the mobilization and transition plans are created. A Maintenance Alliance Agreement is signed to initiate mobilization.


Systems and networks are installed, the new maintenance organization is announced, and implementation plans are finalized for human resources, facilities, supply management and accounting. A communication plan is developed to facilitate change management and identify issues early in the program. When mobilization is complete we move into execution.


People are trained along with the introduction of new tools and processes. The alliance management process governs the relationship and continuous improvement programs are introduced to increase performance at the site.

Management Team

Olof Sand, CEO

Olof Sand is born in Sweden and has extensive experience of leading large global service organizations in highly competitive industries. Most recently Olof served as CEO & President at Anticimex, a global service and insurance company providing healthy indoor environments with a turnover of 400 million euros.

Prior Olof was CEO & President of Proact AB, Europe´s leading independent data storage integrator and cloud services enabler with operations in 14 countries and annual revenues of close to 300 million Euros. Olof has also held different senior management positions at ABB, Midroc (EM) and Tele2, he was also a co-founder of Acando an IT and Management Consultant Company.

Glenn Withers, CFO

Born in New Zealand, Glenn has over 20 years’ experience in finance and management with a focus on engineering based services including power systems, civil and industrial contracting and contract mining. A Chartered Accountant, Glenn has worked for several multinational companies in Australasia, Asia, Europe and USA.

Terese Holmqvist, General Counsel

Coming from Sweden Terese has fifteen years of experience from legal work, focusing primarily on the purchase and sale of companies and businesses, most recently from a Swedish leading law firm.

Johan Harsta, COO

Currently based in Prague, but originally from Sweden, Johan has over 30 years process industry and maintenance management experience. Prior to his current role, Johan has held various positions throughout the world in research and development, product, operations and sales management, and most recently as head of the metals center of excellence.

Jacob Duhan, Senior Vice President Group Strategy and Business Development

Born in Sweden, Jacob has over 8 years of experience from international strategy consulting. He has led engagements related to sales excellence, M&A and product portfolio strategy for industrial maintenance providers and other industrial customers in Brazil, India, the US and a number of European countries.

Olof Hedin, CDO

Born in Sweden, Olof has worked in various industries including IT, manufacturing and process industries. Olof has been based in Asia, Europe and the US and primarily worked in Global organizations. Prior to this current role, Olof has held the position as CIO for a global manufacturer in the health care business.

John Cairns, Senior Vice President Asia Pacific

Originally from New Zealand, and currently based in China, John has worked in various industries including mining, oil & gas, metals, power sector and pulp & paper throughout Asia Pacific for the last 20 years, including the last 5 years in industrial maintenance. Prior to this current role, John has held various positions in project, operational and sales management in New Zealand, Australia and Malaysia.

Maximiliano Aqueveque, Senior Vice President, South America

From Chile, Maximiliano Aqueveque has almost 15 years of experience in mining and minerals industry. His areas of expertise includes operational excellence on maintenance in several sites all over the world, business development and has held various key positions as business unit management, MPC mining management, commercial and sales and also crushing and screening management. Maximiliano holds a B.E. in Metallurgy.

Pekka Venäläinen, Senior Vice President, North and Central Europe

Originally from Finland, however based in Sweden for 30 years, Pekka has more than 25 years of experience in industrial customer relations and maintenance management. Pekka have had several manager positions in ABB including, operations, project, sales, life cycle services, maintenance, and strategy management.

Basie Maponya, Senior Vice President, Sub-Saharan Africa

From South Africa based in Johannesburg Basie brings over 22 years of industrial experience . This cover various roles including Service Engineer, Projects Engineer, Engineering manager, Group Maintenance and Engineering Manager, Country Business Unit Director, Divisional Head Sales and Marketing. He has worked for leading industries such as Eskom, McCain Foods, Tongaat Hullets, Air Products and Siemens in the Southern and Eastern African Region Basie is a Mechanical Certificated Engineer.