July 2011 Birmingham, UK.
Aspera Solutions, the Epicor Manufacturing partner for UK and Ireland, today announced that BV Dairy has selected a 37-user Epicor 9 ERP system from Aspera Solutions to manage their dairy products manufacturing and distribution business. BV Dairy, based in Shaftesbury, Dorset, has grown from a family-run creamery to a dynamic, independent dairy products manufacturer supplying the food sector with quality ingredients. Epicor 9 will provide a unified, end to end system to manage all operations from milk reception to loading the BV Dairy vehicle fleet with finished products.
BV Dairy is a family owned dairy business, manufacturing an extensive range of dairy products from milk collected directly from local farms. Milk, cream, cultured products, soft cheese and clotted cream are delivered to food manufacturers and wholesalers throughout the UK. What started as a traditional dairy is now a modern, high-tech and eco-friendly food processor using the latest manufacturing technology. The company needed a business system to plan and manufacture a wide range of products through multiple processing stages, and balance customer demand for products with the supply of raw milk. After an extensive evaluation of available ERP systems, BV Dairy selected Epicor 9 from Aspera. The system will be implemented at the Shaftsbury site and will be live in early 2012.
“We reviewed a number of systems before selecting Epicor 9 from Aspera,” commented Jim Highnam, managing director at BV Dairy. “Epicor 9 is an exceptionally advanced ERP system and we wanted a high tech solution to provide the foundation for the company’s continued growth. Aspera’s experience in the food industry, particularly the dairy sector, gave us the confidence that they could deliver the system we need.”
“Epicor 9 is a highly respected system within the manufacturing sector” said Lonan Byrne, managing director of Aspera Solutions. “The combination of rich features, flexibility and Aspera’s process industry additions make this an ideal solution for food manufacturers. We are looking forward to a long and successful partnership with BV Dairy.”
Aspera is the leading manufacturing partner for Epicor, a global provider of enterprise software applications. With nearly 40 years of combined experience serving midmarket organizations and Aspera was established in 1987 by founder and managing director Lonan Byrne, with offices in Dublin and Birmingham. Aspera provides systems engineering services including requirements assessment, project management, implementation consultancy, training, systems integration, development and a range of support services. Industry-specific manufacturing and distribution solutions are provided for food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, consumer goods, and discrete manufacturers. Customers include Cruinn Diagnostics, Nature’s Best, One51 Group and Troy Foods. Recent projects include Farecla and Wyke Farms.