Consistent delivery of savings has won ERIKS a renewed MRO contract with manufacturer Aylesford Newsprint. ERIKS Integrated Solutions, a division of ERIKS UK, was chosen as the partner for a three-year integrated supply deal with Aylesford back in 2009. Thanks to ERIKS' implementation of a highly successful procurement and stores management programme, Aylesford has now extended that contract until March 2014.
Aylesford Newsprint, which manufactures premium quality newsprint by recycling recovered newspapers and magazines at a 60-acre site in Kent, needed external expertise to help optimise stores and chose ERIKS for its proven experience and knowledge across many industries. Since 2009, the breadth of ERIKS' product offering has allowed Aylesford to cut its MRO supplier base from hundreds of providers to only 12, delivering significant savings and enhanced efficiency.
Chris Gardner, Purchasing Manager at Aylesford Newsprint, commented, "Our relationship with ERIKS Integrated Solutions over the past three years has shown fantastic potential to grow and deliver significant bottom line and operational benefit to both businesses. This made extending our relationship an easy decision and we very much look forward to an exciting future together."
About ERIKS UK
We offer over 90 years technical knowledge and experience from 76 nationwide industrial service centres, supplying over 500,000 unique industrial products. We have 88 integrated on site stores and procurement centres reducing the costs of all maintenance and repair products and industrial services. With 9 Product Business Units and 23 fully equipped repair workshops maintaining equipment from electric motors, pumps, gearboxes, generators, transformers through to condition monitoring based preventative maintenance services, such as thermography, air leak surveys and vibration analysis.