James Walker signs new IT deal with Easynet

jameswalker300The fluid sealing product manufacturing specialist James Walker has agreed a new five-year contract for IT firm Easynet to provide a platform to support its growth plans.

James Walker has 11 production, engineering, distribution and customer support sites in the UK and a further 40 elsewhere and “success hinges on communication, collaboration and effective IT” a statement said.

Walker’s business services director Adrian Wakefield, said: “If our business critical applications have performance issues, then ultimately we’ll see the impact on the company’s bottom line: our business is about the swift delivery of high performance products, and if this is affected, our customers can be directly affected.”

Adrian Thirkill, Easynet’s UK MD, said: “In days of old industry, if a cog stopped turning, a plant couldn’t operate. For today’s manufacturers, applications are virtual cogs, and businesses need them to keep on running. Manufacturing in the digital age is phenomenal, and James Walker is one of the most efficient, IT-driven manufacturers I’ve ever come across”.

This material is protected by copyright Ken Hurst 2013.


About Ken Hurst

Ken Hurst began his career as a journalist in London over 30 years ago, working on a range of publications before moving on to weekly newspaper production in the newly-independent Zambia of the 1970s. He returned to the UK where his work included spells on newspapers and magazines, before moving to head up Norwich Union’s corporate affairs division. In the 1990s he moved on to freelance, co-own and publish the B2B audio magazine Sound and front the BBC radio Yesterday’s Papers programme. There followed six years as Business Editor at Britain’s biggest selling regional daily newspaper, The Eastern Daily Press, where he led an award-winning team and for whom he still writes a weekly socio/political comment column. Subsequently, he was Group Editorial Director at CBM, responsible for its UK and US magazine output – including The Manufacturer magazine – research-driven industry reports and live events content. Currently he is Contributing Editor at Works Management magazine publisher Findlay Media and Chairman of the consumer publishing house TNT Multimedia Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the British Association of Communicators in Business.
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