Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 26, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Catenate Sdn Bhd are delighted to confirm that they have been awarded preferred supplier status to UK Automotive Parts supplier, N C Lancaster Ltd.
Effective from Jan 3rd 2007, the contract is for the supply of flexible exhaust couplings to N C Lancaster automotive aftermarket supplies division and potentially replaces all of N C Lancaster’s requirements for this product group, for the first time appointing a preferred supplier for all exhaust system variants.
Catenate is aiming to deliver an enhanced service to N C Lancaster and its customers with better quality products, customer service, improved logistics and single point administration, leading to significant savings and increased control of inventory.
Glen Stidolph, Catenate Sdn Bhd CEO, says “This contract simplifies the whole outsourcing process for N C Lancaster, leading to a more efficient and effective service which will significantly benefit our client and their customers.”
Catenate were appointed with ‘preferred Vendor status’ following a formal selection process, quality audit and lengthy and ongoing production line product compliance testing by N C Lancaster customers in the UK. Mr Neville Clokey, CEO of N C Lancaster explains, “Catenate put a great deal of effort into addressing all of the operational issues that we had regarding a preferred vendor sourcing policy, particularly for such an important product line, however until our customers tested the products compliance and compatibility in actual production line conditions, we were unable to proceed and formalize the excellent overall offering from Catenate. This was done in record time, and with the majority of our customers now using the Malaysian product, I’m sure that Catenate can deliver exemplary service to N C Lancaster and its customers and will provide a benchmark for other vendors across our product range.”
The contract which began in February will be formally signed at the final leg of the A1 Grand Prix at Brands Hatch on April 29th 2007. Catenate is a commercial sponsor of A1 GP Team Malaysia.
Catenate Sdn Bhd:
Is a ‘Best Source’ product design and manufacturing service company based in Malaysia, S E Asia. Offering sub contract turnkey outsource manufacturing solutions for a range of OEM industries that require progressive metal stamping, metal formed and plastic injection moulded products, welding, powder coating and secondary processes through to full assembly that are “ready for retail.”
Also utilizing the multi cultural maturity, language comprehension and natural empathy unique to Malaysia, Catenate Sdn Bhd provides a unique business model of niche up-selling BPO services. (Business Process Outsourcing) Catenate Sdn Bhd specializes in real-time behavioral marketing and live interaction services.
N C Lancaster Ltd:
An established distributor of Automotive and Pharmaceutical products, Having built up an unrivalled reputation in the UK for their high levels of service and customer support. Ideally located on the main arterial motorways in the Northwest of the country, N C Lancaster offers product consolidation and JIT (just in time) delivery to small and medium sized customers normally only experienced by much larger OEM companies.