Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has its largest bottling plant in Europe in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. The 16 football pitch sized plant produces over 100M cans of pop every year and employs over 500 people.
CCEP built a 10 line production facility with an attached regional service centre in Wakefield in 1989. The site is modern, smart and a state of the art production facility for Coca-Cola, Lilt, Schweppes and other key Coca-Cola brands.
Across the site there is an array of facilities management equipment that require maintenance, inspection or calibration services. These services are provided to the site under a contract that is in place with a supplier to ensure that the entire site is compliant.
In 2010 CCEP approached Target with a new project towards delivering complete compliance at Wakefield Operations with additional and innovative business management systems
With literally thousands of pieces of equipment requiring some element of inspection, maintenance and calibration; the information management task was enormous. Target, being experts and delivering Control, Compliance and Savings through data automation, installed their Accord; Register of Contracts, Contract Manager & Equipment Compliance Database. Not only did Target deploy Accord, they delivered and integrated Gatehouse, their visitor management and contractor control software into their highly developed business management system.
The business management system which includes functionality from Accord and Gatehouse enabled information to sit centrally in a secure location and for reporting and automated escalations to be easily generated.
Mark White, Engineering Manager, Coca-Cola European Partners, Wakefield Operations said “Target create very good solutions for the complex storage of data. They listen carefully to what we want and turn our ideas into systems that really work.”
“We have been working with Target since 2010 and they provide a business information management system to our site. I can confirm that their response times to support requests for upgrade or issues is better than excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending Target to you; they are more like work colleagues than contractors.”
“The Gatehouse System has been an absolute breath of fresh air for our organisation, in multiple ways. It makes the management of Contractors (often our highest risk) far easier to manage, simpler for traceability purposes and gives us as a management team far more time on our hands. The automated escalation process built into the system is also fantastic, giving clearer visibility for Senior Management in our organisation of potential risk areas, well before they become a major issue. It’s an easy to use system, yet highly intelligent behind the scenes.”
He continues, “We have been working with Target since 2010 and they provide a business information management system to our site. I can confirm that their response times to support requests for upgrade or issues is better than excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending Target to you; they are more like work colleagues than contractors.”
Phil Atkinson, Managing Director of Target Information Systems (Target) said “We are proud to be working with such a great brand to help the operational staff migrate from spreadsheets and manual information management methods and have help the Wakefield site to move away from “Mandraulics” and the hand-cranking reports in Excel. Data Automation, automated escalations and improved reporting have deliver the required compliance the site desired”