DrainCenter in Anglian Water win

Posted: Thursday 20th December 2012

Drain Center has won a prestigious framework (PA 2010 0101 Water Materials Distribution Framework) with Anglian Water to support the company’s supply and distribution of potable water and sewer infrastructure products.

The framework, potentially lasting for 12 years, further compliments the services provided directly by Anglian Water’s Water Materials Framework Suppliers by expanding the logistics services and local product availability for Anglian Water and their contractors through Drain Center.

Working from depots in Peterborough, Lincoln, Norwich, Colchester and Luton, Drain Center will offer Anglian Water complete area coverage and supply a single point of contact and a dedicated key account manager to cover all sites and partners. These locations will carry a minimum stock holding of the fast moving items as agreed with Anglian Water. In addition these branches will offer a full logistics and product solution by providing a delivery and collection service

A bespoke catalogue has also been commissioned detailing all the Anglian Water frameworks Drain Center supports. Products supplied as part of the Anglian Water framework will include:

· Pipe and fittings (plastic, ductile iron)

· Mechanical fittings

· Compression fittings

· Plastic chambers

· Manhole covers and frames

· Accessories, marker posts, plates and letters/numbers, marker tapes, extension spindles and bolt sets

All prices will be at an agreed framework rate, enabling only Anglian Water approved contractors on Anglian Water schemes to order on these special terms. To gain access to this framework, the Anglian Water SEW/WAT and/or Anglian Water Purchase Order numbers must be quoted. Purchase routes directly through Anglian Water approved Water Material Framework providers are still in place and should be used appropriately.

Gary Gillingham, Drain Center key account manager utilities and civils, said: “The contract required complex partnering with supply chain partners to conform to Anglian Water’s strict requirements.

“We were able to combine our unique supply chain with clear reporting and coverage. We were also able to provide on-site personnel with easy access to coding and product recognition.

“Along with meeting all of Anglian Water’s supplier requirements, we offered exceptional customer service, which includes our commitment to continuous improvement and an ability to add value.”

A spokesperson for Anglian Water commented: “We hope this additional stock availability will benefit Anglian Water and its partners in the coming years to drive efficiencies and increase access to our Supplier Frameworks”.

There are also plans for Drain Center, in conjunction with Anglian Water, to further enhance the offering for Anglian Water partners, for example by offering ABS and PVC pipe.

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