Wolseley outsources IT and business process to Capita Managed Services

Wolseley has handed the management of its network infrastructure and call handling to Capita Managed Services for 18 months

This Article Covers


Wolseley has handed the management of its network infrastructure and call handling to Capita Managed Services for 18 months.

The heating and plumbing distributor ran a pilot project with Capita before agreeing the deal. Wolseley has 664 branches in the UK and its brands include Plumb Center, Parts Center, Pipe Center and Drain Center.

Wolseley expects the muti-million pound deal to improve customer experiences in branches. Capita’s ‘Office Connect’ service, which incorporates VoIP and LAN technologies, to centralise voice services, will improve inter-branch communications.

The contract includes the replacement of traditional desktops with thin client devices that reduce maintenance, upgrade costs and energy consumption.

Chris Cottington, head of business infrastructure at Wolseley UK, said increased business efficiencies and improved customer relationships are key to the agreement.

"We have every confidence this new ICT solution will help us maximise efficiencies across our organisation and further consolidate and build our relationship with our customers, which will support business development," he said.



Enjoy the benefits of CW+ membership, learn more and join.

Read more on PC hardware

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.




  • Passive Python Network Mapping

    In this excerpt from chapter two of Passive Python Network Mapping, author Chet Hosmer discusses securing your devices against ...

  • Protecting Patient Information

    In this excerpt from chapter two of Protecting Patient Information, author Paul Cerrato discusses the consequences of data ...

  • Mobile Security and Privacy

    In this excerpt from chapter 11 of Mobile Security and Privacy, authors Raymond Choo and Man Ho Au discuss privacy and anonymity ...