MSC flying high with Gardner Aerospace contract31 October 2019

MSC Industrial Supply, a national supplier of metalworking and maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products and services, has been appointed by Gardner Aerospace.

MSC will become a strategic partner providing tooling and industrial consumables to Gardner Aerospace, helping it achieve its procurement objectives by delivering a full spectrum of services, including engineering support, product sourcing and market-leading inventory management solutions.

Gardner Aerospace will also benefit from MSC’s application engineering team, which will analyse manufacturing processes in order to devise and implement the most profitable and efficient production strategies, while maintaining a focus on machinery uptime and longevity.

The five-year contract covers Gardner Aerospace’s manufacturing operations in the UK, Poland and India.

Breeze Chirayath, group commodity manager at Gardner Aerospace, says: “Throughout the tender process, what set MSC apart from the competition is the steadfast commitment to helping Gardner Aerospace achieve its growth and procurement goals.

“This commitment, and our confidence in MSC’s engineering capabilities to help us identify and implement cost down strategies and its expertise in market-leading inventory management solutions, means we are looking forward to a long and successful partnership.”

(Left to right): Max Harris (National Account Manager, MSC); Howard Rothwell (Sales Director, MSC); Dave Darby (Managing Director, MSC); Breeze Chirayath (Commodity Manager, Gardner Aerospace); Dave Hughes (Director of Programmes and Strategic Sourcing, Gardner Group); Sadiya Ansar (Commodity Manager, Gardner Group); and Matthew Harper (Inventory Solutions Consultant, MSC)

Adam Offord

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