Home > ERP program aids growth of UK sophisticated electronics manufacturer

ERP program aids growth of UK sophisticated electronics manufacturer

Supplier News
article image UK based Fozmula Ltd is a sophisticated electronics manufacturer that see's M1 by B&G as an integral aid to its future growth plans

Fozmula Ltd was established in its present form in 1991 by Bowen & Groves following a buyout from Measurement Ltd; formerly a subsidiary of AVO International, which was itself a former division of Thorn EMI.

In Thorn EMI, Measurement Ltd was concerned with advanced electronic instruments.

Following the buyout, Fozmula changed its product range to more industrial markets, and the current lines of liquid, temperature and level measuring instruments cover the whole technology spectrum, from simple mechanical instruments to sophisticated electronics.

The company is proud of its ability to produce bespoke instruments to suit a specific installation in minimal time, whilst also holding large stocks of standard products for immediate shipment.

In 1994 Fozmula obtained ISO9001:1994, which was upgraded in 2003 to the ISO9001:2000 accreditation for its quality management systems.

Employing more than 50 people at its factory in Leamington Spa, the company has grown each year since its formation.

Fozmula's range of hydrostatic and tank contents gauges, float and capacitive level switches, level monitoring transducers, capacitive fuel level senders and engine monitoring equipment partly gave rise to the decision to introduce a new system owing to the lack of a manufacturing module within their legacy system.

In addition to this, there was a lack of visibility of some significant financial aspects of the company and a separate CRM database, which also needed to be incorporated.

Furthermore, the previous system was DOS based, and together with an old Novell server, they were unable to easily integrate messaging, or any other modern technology.

Having reviewed a number of packages and shortlisted to three, the key decision makers unanimously chose M1 for its ease of use, customisation capabilities and appearance.

Following this decision, Fozmula went live within three months of the initial installation, incorporating the production, accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger, multi-currency management, estimating/quoting, advanced inventory management, document management, advanced bill of material and shop floor entry modules for fifteen users.

Newsletter sign-up

The latest products and news delivered to your inbox