Phoenix Group, a producer of speciality food oils and packaging services provider, has made a five-figure investment into a suite of bespoke apps to boost its efficiency.
The Nottingham company, which counts Aldi and Vita Coco among its clients, spent £25,000 on new technology to allow its teams to access production reports, stock levels and progress updates in real-time.
Managing director Ben Guy said: "These new apps allow us to record and analyse up-to-the-minute information about our production progress and make that data immediately available to our clients, wherever they are.
"As well as increasing the confidence our clients have in our failsafe systems, it’s improved our quality systems significantly from an already strong base."
The investment is part of a wider £250,000 programme to boost growth at Phoenix. Earlier this year (May 2015), Insider reported that the business had ploughed £120,000 into a new bottling line at its Redhill factory.
The apps have been introduced across all of Phoenix's production lines and will also be rolled out to all existing clients by the end of the year.
Guy added: "These apps mark a new turn towards technology for an industry that’s been slow to adapt until now. With no suitable 'off the shelf' solution available below costly, enterprise level software, we were involved in the development process from the start, getting the right solution that suited our operations and our customers."