Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul

Coriel’s connected technologies allows you to accurately manage your tool inventory and ensure your maintenance processes are fully compliant

Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO)

For many industrial sectors, such as rail & freight and oil & gas, Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) of components and assemblies is a critical part of their operations, ensuring that equipment is safe and preventing potentially catastrophic events further down the line.

The Coriel MRO solution uses established GS1 standards for the identification of industrial parts, the tracking of which enables maintenance departments to reduce time, operate more efficiently and prevent the types of mistakes that can lead to failures.

Why would you want to identify & track items for MRO?

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Having the right components in the right place at the right time.

When working with complex assemblies, such as the axels of a rail carriage, being able to accurately identify the exact unit to be worked on is critical from a time and safety perspective. Potentially missing a reported unit or working on an incorrect component has huge safety implications if the faulty item then fails whilst in operation. The MRO solution from Coriel quickly and accurately confirms that the correct component is present before work commences.

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Having all your tools accounted for after a maintenance session

For heavily regulated and safety critical industries such as aerospace, oil & gas and rail & freight, a real and persistent danger is faced daily by tools used in the MRO process being accidentally left behind in critical spaces. The Coriel MRO solution can be used to check out and check in tools following a maintenance session – ensuring no foreign objects are left behind.

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Instant access to documentation as its needed

Access to accurate maintenance documentation is critical as part of the overall MRO process, with delays to repairs costing millions in downtime. The Coriel MRO solution provides a link between the physical parts and online documentation, allowing engineers to access reference diagrams, maintenance scripts and more on their mobile devices – whilst they are in front of the item to be repaired. 

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Automated Manufacturing Repair & Overhaul Processes

Items tagged with RFID tags can interact with lineside readers to establish what MRO activities are required, allowing them to be fed to the correct station. As an example, Coriel work with Close Brothers as part of a larger asset tracking project to establish which returnable kegs require maintenance or cleaning as they return to the main depot from customer use. Kegs that meet either condition are automatically passed to the right line within the depot.

Accurately track
the location, user and usage of expensive tools & equipment on and off site

Combine identification with sensors for automated maintenance

Run pre-service checks to ensure the right component is serviced or

Why our customers choose us

MRO forms a critical part of a large proportion of our customer solutions, with pooled assets and returnable containers of all shapes and sizes always requiring an element of maintenace to keep the investment in-use for a long as possible. We’ve built up years of experience in this area and have the project experience to make ensure this critical part of the solution is a success.

Where is this solution being used?


Rail & Freight

  • Improve safety by identifying problems ahead of time

  • Connect vehicles & parts with online maintenance records

  • Gain real-time notifications of vehicle arrivals

  • Identify parts & assemblies to component level


Returnable assets

  • Gain complete visibility of your entire asset pool
  • Facilitate per-movement charging to customers
  • Maintain digital records of usage & maintenance
  • Run proactive maintenance, washing & repairs



  • Streamline production and enable JIT manufacturing

  • Optimise returnable assets around the supply chain

  • Operate virtual stock locations and VMI

  • Maintain online records of components & assemblies


Oil & gas

  • Monitor & manage the location & health of pipes

  • Hold accurate digital records of maintenance & repair

  • Ensure authenticity & compliance of assets & components

  • Track people, tools and critical assets

Success stories

The Alstom TrainScanner system quickly analyses the condition of critical parts on engines, carriages and freight vehicles as they drive though the portal. Coriel provide the critical identification technology for this project.

Coriel work extensively with the Network Rail team to provide the item-level passive RFID tags applied to their fleet of engines, carriages and freight vehicles. These identification devices are then used by partners across the world.

VTG manage over 95,000 railcars within their wagon hire fleet using solutions from Coriel that help ensure each car is inspected & maintained to the highest standard for their customers.

Explore other relevant service areas below


Automatic Vehicle Identification

  • Intelligently manage your vehicle fleet

  • Reduce cost using insights & usage data

  • Optimise people & systems based on accurate arrival data


Component / Assembly Identification

  • Ensure assemblies contain the correct parts

  • Manage auditable maintenance

  • Handle complex product recalls


Production line / WIP visibility

  • Track the status of your WIP items

  • Reduce hold-ups across the production line

  • Identify bottlenecks and quickly rectify


Item level identification

  • Link your physical items and cloud based data

  • Hold essential information for instant access

  • Facilitate on-demand production


Warranty & post sales management

  • Verify warranty covered items

  • Link physical items with cloud based documentation

  • Introduce alerts on out-of-warranty events


Safety & compliance

  • Build a complete audited history of an item

  • Quickly trace items in the event of emergency

  • Access critical safety information

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