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Tesco PLC has awarded the contract to maintain its uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) at its nationwide distribution centres to Uninterruptible Power.

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1 Tesco PLC has awarded the contract to maintain its uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) at its nationwide distribution centres to Uninterruptible Power Supplies Limited. Power consumption is rising rapidly, driven indirectly by legislation enacted to promote improvements of corporate accountability, and by UK public bodies fulfilling expectations to provide an ever increasing number of IT services 24 hours per day with little or no down-time. Ruth Salter, Corporate Purchasing and Buying Manager at Tesco PLC says, "It is vital that the data centres that support the Tesco goods distribution network are one hundred percent operational 24/7. I can think of no area that's more business critical, so the preventative maintenance of our systems is of paramount importance." Tesco has 32 distributions centres nationwide, replenishing the shelves of nearly 2000 stores ready to meet the daily demand from its customers, explains Salter. "For our stores to be supplied with goods on schedule we cannot afford for distribution management systems to be unavailable." Salter says that Tesco regularly reviews and seeks to maximise the quality of the services provided by outside contractors. "In this case, the ability to provide all of the services at every one of our distribution centres, on-schedule and on-budget was paramount. Uninterruptible Power Supplies Limited was the outstanding candidate and knowing that this aspect of the company's critical business is in their reliable hands ensures peace of mind. Graham Fullick, Service Sales Manager at Uninterruptible Power Supplies Limited, says that companies like Tesco recognise that UPS maintenance is key to ensuring maximum availability of computer systems and communications equipment. "The cost of power failures could be severe both financially and operationally - for example lost revenue, employee and fleet downtime, and corrupted, lost or unavailable data. Put simply, a UPS provides a critical function so it would be very risky to put it all in place and then forget about it. UPS Tesco awards maintenance contract to UPS Ltd Case Study: Tesco Tesco Retail Maintenance of UPS power protection Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd Bacchus House Calleva Park Aldermaston Berkshire RG7 8EN End user: Industry: Scope: Contact: Phone: Web:

2 According to Salter, ranking high on Tesco's list of attributes for maintenance service providers are an established Health and Safety culture and practitioners of best practices in all relevant areas. Uninterruptible Power Supplies Limited has been able to meet all of Tesco's service requirements, confirms Fullick. "All of our procedures - installation, commissioning, maintenance and right-sizing - are well- documented, safe and of consistently high standard. Our quality assurance systems are ISO 9001 certified. We have also achieved ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 certification which help to support Tesco's policies on the environment and health & safety." "Too early is costly, but too late means risking load damage. When a UPS is protecting a mission critical load it is better to replace batteries six months too early than a day too late,” comments Fullick. Contact Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd Bacchus House Calleva Park Aldermaston Berkshire RG7 8EN Phone: Web:www.upspower.co.uk UPS Preventative maintenance means that companies have the reassurance that the UPS will perform to requirements and keep business systems running.“ Preventative maintenance enables Uninterruptible Power Supplies Limited engineers to check system calibrations, evaluate operating conditions, ensure that components are working and to assess the optimum time for their replacement.


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