Electric Center rolls out Strategix OneOffice software across branch network

UK specialist distribution software house Strategix has completed the initial phases of a contract with Wolseley UK's Electric Center business to supply and implement its OneOffice software package.

Electric Center started life as a new brand for Wolseley UK following the acquisition of AC Electrical Wholesale and William Wilson in 2006. Today the division has a rapidly expanding branch network with over 100 branches nationwide and many more scheduled to open over the next few years.

Following the formation of Electric Center, Strategix has worked closely with the Wolseley IT team to complete an initial roll-out of OneOffice across the whole branch network as well as the head office in Leamington Spa and the central finance operation in Aberdeen.

Future phases of the deployment see OneOffice implemented to manage all aspects of Electric Center's extended supply chain. This comprehensive approach will facilitate the benefits typically enjoyed by OneOffice customers such as reduced cycle times, optimised stock holding, rapid replenishment and a strong customer focus.

Already Electric Center has sales in excess of GBP140 million making it the fifth largest electrical distributor in the UK with the goal to triple sales over the next five years.

"We are delighted to have been selected as the key IT partner for Electric Center. This is a significant project for us with a highly respected corporate customer and serves to further endorse Strategix' credentials as a leading supplier of software for merchants and volume distributors," said Peter Lusty, Chief Executive, Strategix.

About Electric Center

Electric Center, part of the Wolseley group, is the fifth largest supplier of products to the UK electrical trade, with 100-plus branches throughout the UK.

About Strategix

Strategix is a leading European software house, dedicated to the development and rapid deployment of supply chain software.

We focus on the wholesale and retail distribution, logistics and service sectors where our software maximizes supply chain efficiency and accelerates customer service. Our systems are designed for reliability, availability and performance. Our customers enjoy a rapid return on their investment and genuine competitive advantage.

Focused on key growth sectors which range from high technology to household and building products, Strategix numbers businesses such as Fired Earth, Fuller Smith & Turner, Jewson, London Underground, MacLean Electrical, Midwich, Routeco, Virgin Mobile and Wolseley among its customers.

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