The project is innovating new techniques for integrated information management in the manufacturing environment, in particular to ease maintenance and fault-diagnosis problems. This involves the creation of a large factory-wide database of multimedia information, potentially available to other site in an organisation through the use of appropriate communication technology. The initial research was funded by the EPSRC in collaboration with Pirelli Cables. The current contract is also funded by Eurotherm Drives. Additional research is being undertaken with Ford's engine plant at Bridgend in associationwith School of Manufacturing Science at Cranfield.