Derek Carter, CEO, Portakabin and Mark Cook, Group CEO, Getronics
Joselyn Rankin

Portakabin announces multi-million pound information technology investment

Modular construction pioneer Portakabin has launched a transformational service for customers with an investment in information technology connecting seven European regions.

This investment signals the largest investment in information technology since the company was established more than 50 years ago.

This new digital vision will give Portakabin customers, staff and supply chain partners the benefit of a single integrated information system across the company, both in the UK and in all its pan-European operations.

Most importantly, this ambitious project will provide a personalised and seamless experience for all customers , and will further enhance customer interactions at every stage – from the very first contact to building design, manufacture, completion and post-handover support.

IT specialists from Portakabin and partners Getronics, Dell Boomi and Microsoft have been working on the development and implementation of the transformation, with more than two million customer records being loaded for the UK and Ireland alone.

Commenting on the investment, Portakabin Chief Executive Derek Carter said, “Our customers are at the heart of this transformation project. This is a much needed investment in progressive technology – for Portakabin, for the modular manufacturing sector and the wider construction industry. The scale, ambition and complexity of the project will position us very much ‘ahead of the curve’ for technological advancements to the benefit of all of our customers and partners – in the UK and in Europe.”

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