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Amazon deal boosts sales for Lincolnshire manufacturer Magazine

A significant contract with Amazon has allowed a Grantham-based manufacturer to keep?to cultivate sales in the last year.

Viking Signs, which designs and manufactures safety signs in the UK?from its factory in Lincolnshire, has signed an agreement becoming a direct supplier to your online?retailer’s start up company division, supplying as many as 30,000 products to the B2B market.

The clients are now aiming to target a clutch most recent contracts after it tapped into support
within the Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP) to operate on the ISO 9001 quality
accreditation, and that is of importance to improving efficiencies and competing for bigger orders.

Supported by way of Manufacturing Growth Manager and a experienced industry consultant, the?firm can be quite very near to completing accomplishing this and will shortly be undertaking occurs 1
assessment that will then bring about full certification in many months.

“Going for ISO 9001 have been about a lot more just having the standard, it has
allowed us to optimize existing systems and introduce new processes, flexible working
patterns and eliminate waste,” explained Darren Joint, Md of Viking Signs
and a individual in the EEF’s Regional Advisory Board.

“Working with MGP gave us the opportunity to assess precisely what support was needed and
then it had been a case of introducing us towards a consultant, who stood a deep knowledge of
manufacturing businesses precisely what actions were found it necessary to are eligible.”

He continued: “As we carry on growing we’ll be competent to win larger contracts with
larger organisations, many of which deem the ISO accreditation for a prerequisite for doing
business. It is difficult to quantify the amount of arrange it will generate, but i am positive that we?can increase turnover by another 10% within the next a year.”

Marcus Pearson, Manufacturing Growth Manager at MGP, added his support: “The recent
success with Amazon can provide new opportunities plus the management team at Viking
were keen to seek out external measures of quality to reinforce its reputation.
“We had a conversation with Darren and secured funding that will help him bring in an
experienced consultant to help with this company within the implementation from the necessary?procedures and documentation to secure the ISO 9001 accreditation. It is only several months?away and, when obtained, may be the next trigger in Viking’s growth.”

Darren concluded: “The MGP assistance is outstanding from beginning to end. In terms
of accessing the funding additionally, the whole process, it was the ‘least friction’ support and?funding process I’ve experienced.?In the years ahead, we expect to see continued increase Amazon being a B2B channel all of which will?additionally be getting R&D to help promote develop all of our E-commerce channels and data?automation to streamline our digital production processes, accelerating the interest rate of product?boost doing this.”

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