Established in 1968, Newhey Carpets Ltd is a successful and growing manufacturer of contract carpets to leading hotels, resorts, theatres, bars, restaurants and the gaming industry. To support this growth, Newhey Carpets Ltd has recently invested in Realitex200 for Carpets and Flooring from Barnsley based Wharncliffe Business Systems Ltd. From initial design brief to final design and sample approval, Newhey Carpets works closely at every step with architects designers, specifiers and end-users, offering a huge archive of bespoke contract designs or a blank canvas, putting the client firmly in control. Its modern factory and warehouse houses state of the art Colortec and graphics tufting machines all of which are fully optimised to utilise the most modern carpet manufacturing and backing technologies, resulting in beautiful, bespoke contract quality, wool rich carpets in as little as four weeks.
Sustainability and environmental awareness are key Newhey priorities. Its high quality wool yarns are mainly sourced and produced within a 50 mile radius and its exclusive Evobac carpet backing system uses 100% recycled plastic bottles for secondary backing which has substantial benefits for installers and end-users.
“It will streamline many of our operations and we are looking forward to providing the detailed, timely information our team needs to deliver the best service to our growing client base.”
With a policy of continuous business processing improvement, Newhey Carpets decided it was time to review information technology. Keen to retain its existing production control functionality, the business had realised that sales order processing, accounts, stock control, warehouse management and distribution operations all needed to be enhanced and streamlined. Consequently, an enquiry was placed with Sage plc which was referred to Wharncliffe, Sage’s experts in the specialised carpets and flooring sector.
An initial overview presentation provided the assurances needed by the Newhey Carpets management team to evaluate Wharncliffe’s Realitex200 system further.
Steve Griffin of Wharncliffe points out. “From our first demonstration with Newhey Carpets it was clear that Realitex200 was the optimum carpets and flooring solution for them. It ticked all their boxes and delivers an end to end processing solution which will deliver their requisite business benefits.”
Wharncliffe then carried out an on-site analysis covering CRM sales and marketing, sales order processing, cut and roll stock control, warehousing and distribution and accounts to ensure all areas were covered before arranging a final presentation based on their findings.
Joint Managing Directors, Howard and Lees Whitehead and the Newhey Carpets team were delighted with the results. “We could easily see very early on why Realitex200 is the UK’s leading system for fast-moving carpet businesses like Newhey Carpets,” Howard explains. Lees concludes. “It will streamline many of our operations and we are looking forward to providing the detailed, timely information our team needs to deliver the best service to our growing client base.”