The thermoplastics distributor will use the new system to fully integrate its business processes and aid on-going expansion .
Hellyar Plastics, a UK-based thermoplastics distributor, has purchased Sage 1000 a business management solution, from ERP specialist CPiO.
The solution and support from CPiO will increase company efficiency by integrating all business processes, providing support for Hellyar Plastics’ ongoing expansion. Operating for over 50 years, Hellyar Plastics is the UK’s leading independent compounder and distributor of thermoplastics.
The company, based in Whitstable, has operations throughout the UK, Ireland and Mainland Europe. Hellyar Plastics required a more supportive and integrated ERP system to aid business processes, as the company’s current systems no longer met the requirements of the organisation. Mark Taylor, IT Manager at Hellyar Plastics explains, “Our current systems are very disjointed.
We realised that we were wasting time operating within several disparate programmes and that it was becoming too complicated to maintain our data. We needed an integrated system, which could increase our efficiency by reducing the number of systems that we were using at the same time and providing better information.” Mr Taylor continues, “As a growing company actively looking to expand, we wanted a package that had the scalability to both support our expansion and grow with us.
We conducted a thorough review of the market and found that Sage 1000, recommended to us by CPiO, was the only one that could fully meet all of our requirements. The system will allow us to analyse our costs and business development as well as managing our batch traceability far more effectively.” “The benefits of a single system seamlessly coordinating Sales, Finance, Manufacturing and Purchasing were immediately obvious,” adds Mr Taylor, “allowing us to make optimum use of resources to support our growth plans.” CPiO is a privately-owned company based in the West Midlands.
The company offers bespoke business solutions, which address a range of business needs. As one of the top resellers of Sage’s mid range software in the UK, CPiO will provide Hellyar Plastics complete software support.
Mr Taylor concludes, “We have an excellent working relationship with CPiO and are confident that with their continuing support throughout and after the programme’s deployment, Sage 1000 will definitely be a factor in the continuing success of Hellyar Plastics.”
Having worked with CPiO for a number of years I felt confident that our Sage ERP 1000 upgrade would be a well-managed project. All members of the CPIO team were, as ever, extremely professional and helpful during the upgrade and I always felt fully supported.