Upperlands firm to create 15 new jobs over next three years

Kevin Devlin, Production Director from William Clark ' Joe Walsh, Director and SAP Associate from FUEL
Kevin Devlin, Production Director from William Clark ' Joe Walsh, Director and SAP Associate from FUEL

One of the oldest linen manufacturers in the world is hoping to increase its staffing levels by 15 over the next three years.

William Clark, based at Upperlands, currently employ 35 and are aiming to increase turnover by 60 per cent.

They have invested in the latest IT to help grow the business over the next 36 months.

Clark’s recently put in place an enterprise resource planning (ERP) management solution run by the company FUEL to assist them in meeting their growth targets.

They have been operating a semi-bespoke financial/marketing software for over 15 years and have now outgrown its functionality as the result of the continual growth by the company.

Kevin Devlin, production director, said: “William Clark have set enterprising growth targets for the next few years and needed to put in place an ERP solution that could develop as the company continues to grow.

“This ERP management solution also needed a stable IT infrastructure platform to be placed on. FUEL, in our opinion, was the company that demonstrated to use the required expertise, tenacity and determination to partner us on our journey.”

Mr Devlin explained that managing and keeping control of that growth is key to the company’s success and therefore great emphasis was put on the management fo find the best IT infrastructure and software management solution to deliver the required results.

He said the business had opted for a solution, SAP Business One, which would allow them to take their customer service to new levels while also refining their manufacturing processes to produce the highest quality product in the most efficient manner.

The director of FUEL, Joe Walsh, said he was delighted to be “embarking on this journey with William Clark.”

Mr Walsh said their SAP business one solution was best suited to support the directors and management team plan and build for the future of the company, providing live information to all departments keeping them on track to achieve business milestones.