Sanderson ends Valleys five year search for system

Sanderson, the publicly owned UK provider of manufacturing software, has won a contract to supply its Unity solution to Valley, a leading Point of Purchase display manufacturer.

Valley designs, prints and manufactures Point of Purchase displays at its Bingley and Keighley sites in West Yorkshire. Established in 1892, the family-run business now has a broad customer base of blue chip companies including Sony, Sky, Disney, Bosch and Bentley. With diverse operations including both discrete manufacturing and printing, Valley had been seeking a solution for over five years to replace its existing bespoke system and Sage ledgers. After demonstrating Unitys capability to integrate all aspects of Valleys operations and support long-term business growth, Sanderson secured the order in just 7 weeks from initial contact.

The Sanderson solution provides Valley with a single integrated system to manage all aspects of its manufacturing and printing business, increasing efficiency and control. Valleys previous separate systems had limited business visibility and responsiveness; now the fully integrated Sanderson software ensures complete enterprise-wide visibility, helping to improve management decision-making and reduce costs.

By managing all production processes through the central Sanderson system Valley can ensure customer estimates are accurate and consistent, and respond more quickly to customer requirements. The solution will help increase profitability by improving cost control throughout the business and allowing better margin calculation at the point of sale. Valleys decision was further influenced by Sanderson customers using Unity to manage similar businesses.

Jonathan Haggas, Commercial Director at Valley explained:

We were looking for a system that manages both print and manufacturing, and a long-term IT partner that will add value to our business. Sanderson does both well which, together with their experience in our market, made them the obvious choice to help take our business forward.

Steve Shakespeare, Managing Director of manufacturing systems at Sanderson commented:

We are delighted that Valley has committed to Sanderson and Unity. The speed of Valleys decision reflects the unique capabilities of our solution and our position as a first class supplier of manufacturing and printing business systems.


About Valley

A pioneer of the process of printing onto plastics, Valley is now one of the leading Point of Purchase (P-O-P) display companies in the UK. As proud winners of an illusive platinum POPAI award for overall performance, Valley bring innovation and creative concepts that add style and performance to the highly competitive P-O-P environment.

First established in 1892 by Robert Stansfield, Valley is now run by the fourth generation of the Stansfield family who are determined to carry on its tradition of excellence, innovation, great design, quality production and value for money.

About Sanderson

Sanderson is a publicly owned UK provider of software and IT services.  With innovative market focused solutions aligned to specific business requirements, Sanderson builds long term relationships with customers to improve business performance.

About Unity

Unity, from Sanderson, is a comprehensive ERP solution that provides control and visibility across the organisation. Flexible and powerful, Unity streamlines key operational processes to increase efficiency, eliminate waste and reduce costs. Sophisticated business intelligence options provide accurate management information to aid decision making and deliver excellent customer service.

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