About the Client
QA Weld Tech is an award-winning specialist welding and engineering company based in Middlesbrough, UK. With a strong track record in delivering successful projects domestically and around the world, they provide complex fabrications for a variety of different industries, including Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Nuclear and Power Generation sectors. Their reputation for providing a flexible and responsive service, with emphasis on quality, technical excellence and innovation, has attracted a long list of clients, including household names such as Total, BP and Petrobras.
QA Weld Tech offer a number of services including specialist fabrication, welding engineering and CNC machining. Recently named by the London Stock Exchange Group as one of Britain’s 1000 Companies to Inspire, the QA Weld Tech team continue to take the company forward without losing sight of their core values of quality, safety and partnerships.
As QA Weld Tech continued to grow, it became apparent that relying on Excel spreadsheets and a simplistic Access database for information could not be a long-term solution. Data was being held in multiple different formats in various departments, with no easy way of obtaining meaningful information from that data. At a time when economic conditions meant that companies needed to be as competitive as possible, the lack of usable data was a significant problem.
Other key issues faced by QA Weld Tech at this stage were:
No data for measurement of key processes
Uncoordinated information across the company
The amount of time simple administrative tasks were taking
After a strategic review of the business in 2011, which resulted an expanded management team and new offices, the management team recognised that a centralised data source would also be required to support the company’s continued development.