Eco Plastics Go Live with SAP, Waste & Recycling One
ECO Plastics Ltd is the UK’s leading re-processor of recyclable materials. They currently operate Europe’s largest and most technically advanced Mixed Plastic Bottle sorting facility. This plant sorts 150,000 tons of plastics each year, sourced primarily from Waste contractors and Local Authorities throughout the UK and Ireland.
“After extensive research into a number of different solutions, we decided on SAP and Waste and Recycling One. The fully integrated industry solution provides us with a seamless transition of business critical data throughout our supply chain. We have everything in one solution from accounting, CRM, procurement, sales, reporting and legal compliance, waste logistics, stock management, work flow and plant maintenance.”
“In ISB Global, we also have a partner who has in-depth industry expertise, will lead the project and will support us as we continue to grow.”
Jeff Holder, Director, ECO Plastics
ECO Plastics Ltd, established in 2000, operates the largest and the most advanced food-grade plastic recycling facilities in Europe. Operating two main sites in the UK; Plant and Operations at Hemswell, Lincolnshire and Logistics in Newcastle.
ECO Plastics sources and reprocesses over 150,000 tonnes of plastic a year mainly sourced from UK waste contractors and local authorities but is increasingly sourcing from the EU to satisfy demand. In 2011 there was further a £15m capital investment, as ECO Plastics entered a joint venture with Coca Cola Enterprises increasing reprocessing capacity, creating new jobs to ensure rapid growth. The traceability, profitability and manufacturing efficiency needed to be monitored and controlled more effectively. Ultimately, this led the management team at ECO Plastics to investigate internal operational efficiency and to look at a more effective software solution. All areas of the growing business were proving challenging to manage on separate software solutions and therefore ECO Plastics looked at ISB Global’s Waste & Recycling One to overcome these challenges and provide a replacement for Sage L200 and Sales Logix CRM. There was also a reliance on spreadsheets, for reporting and data capture.