UPG and Utilitywise – The plastic fantastic

UPG and Utilitywise – The plastic fantastic

We delivered a tailored Strategic Utility Management Plan to UPG.

UPG is a full-service manufacturer of precision plastic products and value-added services for the data, consumer, energy and automotive markets.

The Group operates in the UK, Texas and China and pride themselves on providing the total design, manufacturing and business solutions for customers.

In 2007, UPG UK sought help from Utilitywise to procure and manage their energy contracts. The Utilitywise service delivery team assigned to UPG took the time to understand the company’s business goals and worked to establish a tailored Strategic Utility Management Plan. This focused on a fixed price, fixed term procurement method. Securing fixed contracts for electricity and gas helps achieve budget security by setting costs for the duration of their agreement.

Flexible support

Procuring energy contracts can be very time consuming for businesses especially as they need to understand when to go to market. Utilitywise manages the entire process on behalf of UPG with our proactive approach to electricity and gas fixed contract tendering. We track the wholesale markets in advance of renewals, identifying prime opportunity points for clients to tender allowing us to secure competitive contracts. It is also important to understand whether all your costs are fully fixed; not all non-commodity charges are fixed within a fixed price contact.

Our fully account managed service provides UPG with peace of mind with all aspects of their energy procurement. Their Procurement Analyst, Louise Daly liaises with all energy suppliers to negotiate the most competitive energy contracts and is highly competent in resolving queries efficiently. Account Director Roseanne Hudson also provides support and oversees the account taking a more strategic approach. Both contacts have the knowledge and skills to deliver a service tailored to UPG’s individual needs and requirements.

Moulding a Strategic Utility Management Plan

Utilitywise help businesses get the most value from their energy and water contracts, reduce their consumption, and lower their carbon footprint. By delivering a tailored Strategic Utility Management Plan, our aim is to save customers time, effort and money.

As part of UPG’s tailored plan, Utilitywise provides:

  • Fixed Procurement advice and negotiation
  • Budget forecasting on contract renewal costs in the form of weekly Price Trackers
  • Advice on whether to fix or pass through elements of the fully delivered price.
  • A comparison of complex quotes in an easy-to-read report.
  • Supplier recommendations based on both their service and price.
  • A review of the supplier contracts to ensure they reflect agreed terms.
  • Support with site additions and change of tenancies.
  • Interpreted Market Intelligence.
  • Strategic advice from a dedicated Account Director.
  • Ongoing Account Management support from a Service Delivery team.

Lee Bowen, Managing Director of UPG said, “Working with Utilitywise has been of great benefit to UPG. They provide a whole package of services which we can use as and when we require. The team are always available when I need them and we are happy to call Utilitywise our trusted advisor.”

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