Unipart announces Google linkup

Posted on 16 May 2013 by The Manufacturer

Unipart, one of the UK’s largest manufacturing, logistics and consulting companies, today announced it is to adopt the Google Apps for Business system to assist its global expansion.

The company confirmed 4,500 employees will have anytime, anywhere access to a wide range of online collaborative tools which include Google Docs, Gmail, Sites, Calendar, Google Talk and Google Drive.

Unipart recently introduced its integrated business system, The Unipart Way, into a range of new clients in the retail, financial and automotive sectors in operations across India, China, Australia and the US.

“Google Apps is the perfect choice for our business as we continue to expand our operations in the UK and internationally and increase our mobile workforce.   As well as being quick, easy and affordable to deploy in new markets, it will enable us to improve knowledge sharing and the way we work together on group projects,” said Carl Powell, Group CIO at Unipart.

“We’re also confident that, as well as being easily accessible from any location and any device; our information will be secure when stored in the cloud.”

The move to a cloud-based solution improves Unipart’s capacity to operate in fast growing markets where people and technology need to be deployed quickly.

It joins a growing number of businesses across many sectors that are now operating with Google Apps.

Thomas Davies, Head of Google Enterprise UK, said: “It is encouraging to see an increasing number of global businesses such as Unipart taking steps to help their employees be flexible and mobile by making use of the breadth of collaborative features now available in Google Apps.”