The high share of maintenance costs in manufacturing processes and their continuing low efficiency lead to a search for solutions to this problem not only in the organization and management of internal maintenance, but also in outsourcing and interconnecting the maintenance entities into separate but cooperating partner units. The creation of business networking, recently applied in manufacturing processes, offers significant potential for efficiency in specific fields of manufacturing and other equipment maintenance. Applying such a system can increase flexibility, professionalism, operability and the quality of maintenance through new digital, virtual, organizational and working forms. This article deals with the assessment of the possibility of creating business networks for maintenance processes within production and non-production operations, which use machinery and other equipment for their activities, and it also deals with a demonstration of the significant economic and non-economic benefits. It is based on process analysis of the company Vitkovice Heavy Machinery (VHM), University Hospital Ostrava and on research in other industrial companies.