Wyko Extends Boundaries for Icopal

16 January 2008

In recent years, Icopal, supplier of building protection products, has cut costs at its Manchester, UK, manufacturing plant, using a maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) service from Wyko, an ERIKS Company. These savings are set to grow further following the signing of a contract between Icopal and Wyko which extends the scope of the MRO service to include a wider range of activities needed for the efficient operation of the site.

The original service provided by Wyko covered the management of Icopal's engineering stores and dealt with all product requirements needed for maintenance purposes. This included sourcing products from companies within the Wyko organisation and from third party suppliers, as well as ensuring that stock levels were at all times adequate to meet Icopal's needs.

To operate this service, Wyko has a permanent office on the Icopal site, and provides two full time staff to manage the Stores and the MRO procurement function.

‘Every aspect of the Wyko MRO service, including the new extensions, is saving us money," said Andy Hampson Operations Director of Icopal, "and that's not simply because direct costs are reduced. We no longer have to spend time finding and evaluating suppliers of components and services, which means that we make further savings on our purchasing operations. More importantly this allows our engineering department to focus on it’s core activities such as process improvement and preventive maintenance, whilst Wyko focus on theirs.

“WYKO operate as a fully integrated part of our operation, this helps us to concentrate our efforts on what we do best – making innovative building protection products that are used all over the world. That's very good going for a service that also puts money in our pocket!"

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