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Power tool market leader deploys cutting edge warehouse technology

TO SUPPORT 20% PER ANNUM GROWTH
DeltaWMS:Distribution warehouse management system with integrated RF technology will automate inventory control and optimise customer service

22 April 2008 – Evolution Power Tools, one of the world's fastest growing power tool brands with operations in the UK, France and the USA and a pioneer in the development of cutting technology for the steel and fabrication industries is installing a state-of-the-art warehouse management system to “Automate the company's inventory management and optimise its customer service” Evolution finance director Nicola Cook said today.

The DeltaWMS system is being integrated with Evolution's existing Sage Line 50 sales order processing software; and with new RF (radio frequency) terminals installed on the company's forklift truck fleet to automate picking and speed dispatch of Evolution's Professional Steel Line; building industry multipurpose steel-,aluminium- and wood-cutting machines; and home (DIY) machines, from its 36,000 square foot warehouse. Evolution home products include the 'EVO180 Xtreme', the 'EVO380 Raptor', and the 'RAGE' and 'FURY' series. All products are developed by the company, manufactured externally and shipped into Evolution's Distribution Centre in the UK, for worldwide distribution.

“Having real time, 24/7 knowledge of our warehouse inventory plus the ability to speed the distribution of Evolution cutting tools to our global export, independent and big-chain retail customers such as B&Q will support our plans for rapid, worldwide expansion” Nicola Cook adds. The company is targeting 20% per annum growth.

DeltaWMS is the UK's fastest growing supplier of interactive and specialist warehouse management systems for Distribution as well as Third Party Logistics, Manufacturing and Bonded warehouse users – integrating its WMS technology with other core supply chain applications including Sage, SAP, Navision and others using Microsoft industry-standard DTS technology.

DeltaWMS is a just-in-time supply chain technology specialist. The company claims an industry first for the graphical map that is used in all DeltaWMS systems to manage warehouse inventory interactively and in real-time – optimising productivity and delivering measurable supply chain improvements, say Delta.

DeltaWMS systems provide full stock traceability – from point of receipt to point of dispatch – for every item that moves through the warehouse; while the DeltaWMS web browser module allows user (and third party warehousing customer) to directly manage stock and orders from anywhere in the world, 24/7 and in real-time, improving customer service and reducing administration.

Evolution Power Tools: company background
Founded 18 years ago and headquartered in Sheffield, Evolution (www.evolutionpowertools.com) is a leader in the global steel and fabrication industries power tool market, with operations in the UK, France and the USA and agents in over 30 countries. Evolution is a specialist in steel dry cutting technology and a pioneer in the development and manufacture of advanced, steel-cutting Tungsten Carbide-tipped (TCT) saws – a technology it has since extended to a range of multipurpose saws that cut wood and aluminium as well as steel.

Evolution is now one of the world's fastest growing power tool brands. The company's offering is grouped in three product divisions: evolutionSTEEL (professional steel cutting); evolutionBUILD (professional, multipurpose machines); and evolutionPROJECT (multipurpose products for the home enthusiast).

DeltaWMS: company background
Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Wakefield, Yorkshire, DeltaWMS (deltawms.co.uk) is the UK's fastest-growing supplier of interactive warehouse management systems and a just-in-time technology innovator. DeltaWMS single- and multi-site systems are open-database, feature a unique, user friendly interactive warehouse management 'graphical map' and can be quickly and easily integrated into any ERP enterprise or smaller business environment.

DeltaWMS deploys its solutions throughout the UK and continental Europe, on-time and to-budget, providing rigorous fixed-price guarantees. Delta clients include Condor Ferries, English Welsh & Scottish Railway, Haven, Palletways, Pindar, Sun Valley, Toyota Tsusho, TDG and The Royal British Legion.

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