Eriks Integrated Solutions has been awarded a five-year, single-supplier MRO contract by Brand-Rex.
Brand-Rex provides complete cabling systems for connecting IT equipment in homes, offices and datacenters. It also manufactures speciality cabling for applications where resistance to high temperatures, abrasion and chemicals are also required in addition to there being constraints on size and weight. These cables are found in industrial, marine, aerospace, rail and automotive applications.
As part of the new five-year MRO contract, Eriks has deployed dedicated resources onto the Brand-Rex Glenrothes manufacturing site since November 2010 year and has already helped the company with its stores and maintenance operations. Alasdair Stronach, Eriks' Business Unit Manager, states: "Our first action was to enhance the company's existing stores and stock management system. We are now operating the stores to demanding 5S standards, which gives us greater visibility and traceability and ensures that we have the right stock, in the right volumes at the right time - without any significant increase in stock holding inventory. Not only does this save money but it also makes all elements of the maintenance campaign more efficient."
Eriks Integrated Solutions (IS) provides maintenance procurement and logistics to many major UK companies. Often including an Eriks branch on site and managed stores for large manufacturing sites, Eriks IS takes responsibility for running the stores and keeping all the production equipment and buildings running smoothly. It employs numerous predictive maintenance, cataloguing and repair techniques to meet certain key performance indicators based on, for example, minimising downtime, maximising equipment availability and reducing energy consumption.
Although it can leverage the enormous number of maintenance products and cutting-edge maintenance services and techniques available throughout the Eriks group, the division's success relies ultimately on its ability to shoulder the responsibility for the management and delivery of the full MRO aspect of operations at large plants, enabling them to run smoothly and efficiently while providing guarantees on controlled expenditure to senior management. Prior to winning this new contract, Eriks Integrated Solutions already provided services to ten of the UK's top 100 manufacturing sites in the UK.