No deviation and PlantQuest partner to track critical equipment in large scale pharma manufacturing and industrial facilities

No deviation and PlantQuest partner to track critical equipment in large-scale pharma manufacturing and industrial facilities

No deviation, a patient-centric solution provider for the pharmaceutical industry is pleased to announce its partnership with PlantQuest, a software company headquartered in Waterford, Ireland, offering data-driven location solutions for asset-intensive facilities. This partnership will enable pharmaceutical companies with large process facilities to navigate and find fixed assets faster, through a bespoke digital map, which will reduce risk and save time, increase safety, and maximise productivity.

PlantQuest simplifies complex facilities and delivers cutting edge asset management and EHS software. They use engineering data or custom-built data to configure a customised digital map – one that is quite similar to the Google Maps technology, to help workers navigate facilities and find fixed assets within them quickly and easily. These signal-free location and navigation solutions are especially useful in pharma, assisting employees to walk lines, locate valves, and reduce the time needed to complete critical tasks. 

“Once you go inside a big steel building like a pharmaceutical plant, you lose GPS coverage, so we’ve developed an alternative that requires no signals to make it work,” says Gerard Carton, the Co-Founder and Managing Director of PlantQuest. He describes PlantQuest as “Google Maps for big factories”.

A large pharmaceuticals factory typically has around 30,000 – 40,000 fixed assets, including motors, transmitters, etc., the location of each requiring to be readily known for identification, maintenance, repair, or replacement. While many factories still use engineering drawings and documents, PlantQuest replaces these with digital systems that do away with the need to interpret these complex engineering drawings such as P&ID, layout, and isometrics.

The software provides a​ user-friendly interface that guides workers to their work location with complete accuracy. Its utilisation covers all phases of a project, from construction to commissioning, and operations, providing safe and efficient project delivery and increased production.

About PlantQuest

PlantQuest is a software company founded in 2018 by Thomas Daly and Gerard Carton. Daly, the Co-Founder and Technical Director of the Waterford-based tech start-up, and Carton, its Co-Founder and Managing Director, have together developed location-based technology that can be used in large-scale manufacturing and industrial facilities to track critical equipment. The system incorporates a data cloud, which identifies the location of critical machinery and equipment within a facility. However, their solution may be put to different uses as required, such as asset management, emergency response, and so on.

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About No deviation

No deviation offers personalised focused solutions for the pharmaceutical industry, in engineering consultancy, and regulatory quality and compliance. With a sharp focus on delivering value-adding commissioning, qualification and validation services, they are leading experts in developing the lean CQV methodology. The company places keen attention on patient safety, process understanding, regulatory compliance and efficiency in the areas of safety, quality, cost and delivery. 

No deviation believes in a holistic approach to achieving a successful execution derived from the principles of Understand, Observe, Define and Implement, which take their origin from ICHQ9. Whether as part of an integrated team, or overall scope management, the company delivers effective results from tapping into its team’s vast knowledge and experience in the field. Learn more at 

If you have any questions regarding customised location and navigation solutions for your pharma manufacturing facility or our partnership with PlantQuest, please contact us at