Yusen chooses Abtec for its new IT network

To improve its flexibility and increase its flexibility, Yusen Logistics (UK) Ltd has replaced its UK-wide IT networking infrastructure.  Provided by IT specialist, Abtec Network Systems, the new installation connects the logistics firm’s distribution, administration and datacentres.

“The new network will improve our IT capabilities,” said Simon Calver, Yusen Logistics (UK) Networks Technical Lead.  “It will make it easier to share information with our clients in real time and for us to add new distribution sites.”

A diverse range of applications run across the network, including its warehousing supply chain software and vehicle tracking data.  “It supports our focus on delivering customer centric services for our clients,” confirmed Simon.

Phil Kennerdell, Abtec’s Sales Director, pointed out, “We’ve used our own national network which gives Yusen Logistics faster connection speeds and improved resilience.”

And as Yusen’s reliance on IT continues to grow, safeguarding this infrastructure was an important network design consideration.  Phil added: “We’ve built additional resilience into the network to ensure that Yusen can still operate even in the highly unlikely event that disaster strikes.”

This latest network installation extends Abtec’s growth in the logistics market.  Its clients have included Norbert Dentressangle (now XPO Logistics), the Road Haulage Association and Panic Transport.

Phil Kennerdale explained the reasons for this growth: “Our understanding of the needs of businesses in this sector help us create unique services for logistics firms.  These services help businesses exceed their clients’ needs and can cut costs too.”