Case Studies

ABP

Case Study

ABP.

Together with its customers, Associated British Ports contribute over £5.6billion to the UK economy each year, handling over 92 million tonnes of cargo. ABP operate from 24 locations (including 21 ports) across the UK.

Sector

Shipping

Founded

1962

“Spectrum proved to be an excellent choice of partner to refresh the entire ABP copier/ printer/ scanner estate. The execution of the project was to plan and on budget. Their ongoing support of changes, additions and delivery of consumables is first class.”

Company Names

ABP

Location

Hull

Objective

Having managed ABP’s print management services for over 20 years in the Humber region, this huge business has an ongoing need to ensure that its back-office operation is fit to respond to the needs of its customers, whose businesses rely on them for access to domestic and international markets.

The Company

Together with its customers, Associated British Ports contribute over £5.6billion to the UK economy each year, handling over 92 million tonnes of cargo. ABP operate from 24 locations (including 21 ports) across the UK.

Challenges

  • Replicate high service levels demonstrated in the Humber region across all other locations
  • Desire for reliable devices with long life-span
  • Maintain infrastructure and reduce downtime, so as to better meet the needs of their customers

ABP is backed by investment in modern facilities and equipment and support by experienced employees.

The best-in-class Canon range gives ABP huge peace of mind and allows them to focus on helping their customers compete on the global stage.

The Solution

Building a reputation as a high-quality service provider in just one region of ABP’s national operation, Spectrum were invited to partake in a rigorous tender process to provide Managed Print Services across the whole of UK. Spectrum duly conducted a thorough print audit, involving a two-week tour of all UK sites to learn about the customer’s needs and experiences of their existing equipment as well as their future needs. The results confirmed the scope for immediate, significant improvements to the print fleet.

Spectrum now manage over 250 premium Canon printers and photocopiers, including desktop printers, free-standing A4 and A3 multi-function devices and large format plotters in the customer’s hydrography department. Spectrum remain on-hand whenever additional devices are required as ABP continue their expansion.

Improved efficiency of print/copy/scan fleet

Consistently high service levels

Substantial fleet of devices

Closely managed to meet needs

An Insight into tomorrow’s workplace.

“We’ve gained in so many ways. Print-related costs have been substantially reduced, we have far fewer devices, which are more flexible and resilient, and we have the right machines in the right places. All of this allows us to focus on our own business without having to worry about print.”

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