Background

Turners Distribution is an independent privately-owned company that delivers cost-efficient and innovative supply chain solutions for transport and warehousing. Turners employs over 2,000 people and operates over 1,000 vehicles and 1,400 trailers from 32 different locations.

 

Challenges

Turners’ previous IT partner wasn’t providing the support that it needed day-to-day and lacked effective communication. The delivery of goods were often delayed past the assigned date, making the planning and logistics of trips more difficult to manage.

 

Turners wanted a partner that was able to price more competitively for its hardware supply, allowing budgets to be more effectively used in other areas of the business. The organisation also required a refresh of its existing servers and wanted a partner that would deliver everything that was promised.

 

Solutions

The pure technology group (PTG) first approached Turners and proposed a roll-out of brand-new Lenovo laptops, HP desktops, and Samsung tablets and screens for the whole organisation for a fraction of the price was originally paid. With PTG’s list of global supply chain partners, it can ensure delivery on time, every time. 

 

PTG implemented the full suite of Office 365 applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, Skype for Business across all 32 sites. This allows for more collaboration to take place across the organisation, even whilst its vehicles and trailers are working remotely.

 

Turners had a number of ageing servers and required a more modern workspace for its growing fleet. PTG removed 50 of its old servers and consolidated them down into 5 virtualised hosts servers. This in turn meant that the cost of hardware and energy decreased, lowering the IT cost per head for all its employees. The new virtualised servers also improved Turners disaster recovery planning as the software provided helps to automate the failover during a disaster. 

 

Benefits 

 

 

 

PTG is an amazing company to work with, we have been working together for over 4 years and they always go the extra mile to help and made my life easier from a procurement perspective – highly recommended.
Marco Da Silva, Applications Support.