ProgressPlus: the right component for Arterial UK

Specialising in automated production, Arterial UK manufactures and delivers high-quality precision machined components in all major industry sectors.

The company has undergone rapid expansion since it was formed in 2003 by directors David Ross, Ian Lake and Colin Ross. From humble beginnings in a small garage the company is now based in a 10,000 sq ft manufacturing plant near Poole in Dorset.

Its current unit offers a diverse portfolio of modern CNC turning and machining centres of varying capacity. There is also a comprehensive manual section including turning, milling, drilling, slotting, broaching and power pressing. Throughout the rapid expansion it became clear to the senior management team that their IT system was unmanageable and using spreadsheets for stock control and word documents to track orders was no longer a viable option.

The company needed a system that was both cost-effective and easy to use. It considered various systems before settling on the ProgressPlus solution created by Berkeley Myles, following a recommendation from one of its partners.

Berkeley Myles has extensive experience in designing and implementing manufacturing solutions which help streamline, automate and integrate the management and control of shop-floor production and administrative processes.

The system has now been in place for almost four years and sales and marketing director David Ross believes it has been a key component in the companys drive to improve efficiency across its manufacturing processes.

He said: After seeing it work in other manufacturing facilities similar to our own I believed it would offer an effective solution to the companys existing problems. Ease of use is the first thing that strikes you about the system. It is easy to navigate throughout different parts and is very user friendly."

For any company installing new systems, cost is always an issue but I believe ProgressPlus offers great value for money. David said that ProgressPlus has been proven to be very effective in helping Arterial UK grow as a business. He explained: Key to securing new clients and contracts is demonstrating that you have a system that will stand-up to quality audits by potential clients. An effective system ensures clients peace of mind that their order will be processed effectively and on time. We have had positive feedback since implementing Berkeley Myless ProgressPlus system with most commenting on its responsiveness and the ability to navigate from one area of the system to the other.

Director of Berkeley Myles Solutions, Tony MacBride, insists that ProgressPlus is perfectly tailored to ensure that manufacturing companies have easy access to accurate data. He said: We have a number of clients in this sector and they have all seen the benefits from using our production control software. We are happy to give a consultation to demonstrate how the ProgressPlus solution can bring large returns that far outweigh the cost of any change.

About Berkeley Myles Solutions

Berkeley Myles Solutions Ltd, has developed extensive experience in designing and implementing manufacturing systems. A growing number of companies throughout the UK now depend on its innovative ProgressPlus solution to streamline, automate and integrate the management and control of their shop-floor production and administrative processes.

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