Moss Plastic Parts has reported efficiency gains after extending its IP network to its Eastern European operations and standardising on a single service-provider across all of its territories.
The industrial plastics manufacturer has extended its wide area network (Wan) from its UK headquarters to three new offices in Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic, and to the company's 15 existing sites across Europe.
Network infrastructure services supplier SAS Group designed and implemented the BT MPLS-based Wan for Moss, building and testing new networks and coordinating the services of all local carriers and telephony partners.
Moss has an IT team of just four IT professionals across the entire company, so outsourcing the network was the best route, said IT project manager Roger Mall.
"Linking the three new offices into the company network was, and will continue to be, vital to our operating efficiency and to our continued growth," he said.
Moss said the expanded network had enabled the company to grow rapidly into emerging European markets, and it had made communications more efficient for business-critical departments such as sales and order tracking.
Each of the infrastructure deployments was required to be completed within one month. Before switching to the MPLS private circuit, SAS Group deployed a secondary circuit - a Cisco virtual private network running over the public internet - which is now being used for failover.
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