Traceability Key to Securing Oil Upgrade Contracts

Durham PrecisionProgressPlus production control software ensures Durham Precision Engineering win upgrade contracts by meeting the strict quality standards required by oil & gas producer Total.

The precision engineering business is based in the north-east of England and delivers sub-contract tool making and precision machining and welding services to a number of sectors including the automotive, aerospace, pharmaceutical, petrochemical and the oil and gas sectors.

In the aerospace sector the business is currently involved in the Westland Future Lynx helicopter project, the Rolls-Royce 725 engine and the Rolls-Royce RB282 prototype aero engine.

Managing director Kevin McEneny joined the business a year ago and was instantly impressed by the effectiveness of ProgressPlus.

He said: “I had worked with larger systems such as SAP and Avante before joining Durham Precision”

“I have been extremely impressed by the operational efficiency that ProgressPlus brings to the business and it is certainly one of the best packages that I have come across with an excellent front end user interface.”

“The system has improved all of our process and gives full traceability from enquiry right through to product delivery.”

“It also runs very efficiently and I find that Berkeley Myles is extremely responsive and performs system updates with minimum impact on your business activity.”

ProgressPlus has proven to be very effective in helping Durham Precision grow as a business.

The system was recently demonstrated to oil and gas producer Total prior to securing upgrade projects on three of their North Sea Platforms. For this project traceability was critical and ProgressPlus met the stringent criteria outlined in Total’s system audit.

Kevin added: “Key to securing new clients and contracts is demonstrating that you have a system that will stand-up to quality audits by potential clients,”

“An effective system ensures clients peace of mind that their order will be processed effectively and on time.”