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Leading Cable Company Awards Three-Year MRO Contract To ERIKS

Prysmian Cables & Systems has awarded a three-year, single-supplier MRO contract to ERIKS' Integrated Solutions Division to cover its Wrexham site. The contract, worth in excess of £400,000 per year, consolidates ERIKS' market leading position as the supplier of choice for dedicated on-site MRO services.

By deploying a dedicated resource into the Wrexham manufacturing site, ERIKS Integrated Solutions (IS) division will provide a range of services including procurement, engineering stores management, inventory reduction and the delivery of operational cost savings.

With sales exceeding 3.7 billion Euro in 2009, the Prysmian Group is a leading player in the manufacture of high-technology cables and systems for energy and telecommunications, with its client list reading like a 'Who's Who' of blue chip companies and utility providers. A truly global company, it has subsidiaries in 39 countries, 56 plants (42 energy, six telecom and eight shared) in 24 countries, seven research & development centres (boasting over 3,000 patents) and over 12,000 employees.

In the UK, Prysmian manufactures energy cables from low voltage to extremely high voltage for land applications. And from its position within the Global Prysmian group, Prysmian UK can offer turnkey submarine cables and installation services as well as a comprehensive range of industrial cables for applications including: mining, cranes, wind turbines and rail.

ERIKS Integrated Solutions (IS) is a dedicated division and resource within ERIKS UK that provides maintenance procurement and logistics to many major UK companies. It takes responsibility for running the stores and keeping all the production equipment and buildings running smoothly. Based on a structured cost maintenance contract, it is up to ERIKS IS to use every predictive maintenance technique and repair service available to it through the group in order to meet client KPIs; based on minimising downtime, maximising equipment availability and reducing energy consumption among others.

The turnover is currently over £100m putting it clearly ahead as the leading UK Integrated Services supplier to the manufacturing industry in the UK. Its logistical and manpower resources, plus the enormous number of maintenance products and cutting-edge maintenance services and techniques are leveraged throughout the ERIKS group.

The success relies ultimately on the ability to shoulder the responsibility for the management and delivery of the full MRO aspect of operations at large plants, allowing them to run smoothly and efficiently, while providing guarantees on controlled expenditure to senior management. With outsourcing gaining popularity in the industrial sector, it is only those that can offer a full-service capability that will provide the best possible service; and ERIKS is well out in front.


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.

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