ROANOKE, Virginia, May 6 /PRNewswire/ --

Meridium Inc., the leader in asset performance management (APM) software and consulting solutions, today announced that the world's largest primary producer of platinum, Anglo Platinum (JSE: AMS) (ADR: AGPPY) has chosen RCMO(TM) for its reliability centered maintenance (RCM) solution.

Meridium RCMO(TM) (Reliability Centered Maintenance and Optimization) is an SAP-endorsed business solution that enables the creation and evaluation of asset strategies for the process, power and discrete manufacturing industries. RCMO is the only reliability centered maintenance solution designed and developed completely within the SAP NetWeaver(R) architecture, allowing for swift implementation and seamless integration with SAP Service and Asset Management(TM). RCMO greatly simplifies the process of implementing RCM recommendations in SAP, allowing performance measurement and adjustments over time by:

-- providing the framework to define maintenance strategies based upon RCM and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) principles -- integrating the recommendations from an RCM analysis into SAP Maintenance Plans in SAP -- driving automated re-evaluation of maintenance strategies to ensure effectiveness is constantly measured for continuous improvement

With the majority of its operations located in South Africa, Anglo Platinum will implement Meridium RCMO solution at 14 sites throughout the country. "In support of our overall company goals to significantly improve safety of employees, preserve the environment and take the lead in implementing the best available technology and systems to achieve maximum cost effectiveness, Anglo Platinum chose Meridium's RCMO solution for our RCM initiative," according to Jan Smit, Senior Principal Engineer, Asset Management, Anglo Platinum. "We selected Meridium because their expertise, market share, and close partnership with SAP best met Anglo Platinum's current and future needs."

"Meridium is pleased to be expanding our presence in mining with an industry leader like Anglo Platinum that operates in the complex platinum mining and refining processes. Meridium's reputation as a leader in plant reliability supports Anglo Platinum's corporate goals of reliability, operational excellence, safety, innovation, and advanced technology," according to Bonz Hart, President/CEO, Meridium.

About Meridium

Meridium, Inc. is the leader in asset performance management solutions for process, power, mining and discrete manufacturing industries. With Meridium software and services, companies can improve profitability and achieve predictable production capacity without additional capital expense by increasing reliability and improving the performance of their production assets. Industry leaders such as Eastman, Lyondell, Marathon Petroleum and Xcel Energy rely on Meridium for enterprise wide asset performance. Founded in 1993, Meridium is headquartered in Roanoke, VA, USA, with regional offices in Houston, TX, USA; Dubai, UAE; Walldorf, Germany; and Perth, Australia. For more information, visit

About Anglo Platinum

The Anglo Platinum group is the world's leading primary producer of platinum group metals (PGMs). Anglo Platinum is listed on the Johannesburg and London stock exchanges. It is also represented on the Brussels Bourse by means of International Depository Receipts (IDRs). Anglo Platinum forms part of Anglo American plc which holds a 74.5% share in Anglo Platinum. For more information, visit .

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Jane Bailey of Meridium, +1-540-344-9205 ext. 1170,