Eppendorf UK was planning a move to new headquarters in Stevenage, while in the process of closing offices in Cambridge and St Albans.
With no Facilities Manager on the team, Customer Services and Office Manager Terry Allen needed a simple but effective one-stop shop solution to the company’s security requirements in the new building (unoccupied since completion in 2007), to ensure an early move was possible.
Amthal was approached, after being recommended by Eppendorf’s Telecoms provider, to commission the pre-existing fire alarms and activate the emergency lighting. After rapidly completing the project, Phil Bryant and the Amthal team went on to install burglar alarms and a door entry system (integrated with the new telephones.)
The next objective was to design and install a new fire panel and circuit (requiring a separate extractor system) for a workshop in which the smoke detectors had to be controlled independently. They could then be switched off for short periods while trials were running.
As a result of the rapid response and installation of simple but effective systems, Amthal is now a preferred supplier to Eppendorf, having saved the company significant time and resources, as well as enabling us to move into our new offices at an earlier date than initially planned.
Says Terry Allen, Customer Services and Office Manager, Eppendorf UK “I couldn’t fault the professionalism of the Amthal team and its fast, proactive and effective solution to our security requirements. The team took away another huge pressure of the logistics of moving to new Headquarters seamlessly.
“Amthal came highly recommended and lived up to our expectations. The team took our brief and implemented it so effectively that it led to the company saving both time and resource. We have made Amthal our preferred supplier and pleased to recommend the company in the future.