Belfast Telegraph

BT to steer tyre pressure firm through IT upgrade

An Antrim company has teamed up with BT in a half-a-million-pound deal to improve its technological infrastructure.

The £500,000 contract with tyre pressure monitor manufacturer Schrader Electronics means a major refresh, including one of the largest virtualisation projects of its kind on the island of Ireland.

After a period of sustained growth - including the announcement of hundreds of new jobs in recent weeks - Schrader needed to re-invest in infrastructure and take advantage of a new generation of technologies.

BT will consolidate 100 computer servers down to just eight, provide a network upgrade, new web-based security solutions and the supply of 65 new PCs.

Graeme Thompson, finance director at Schrader Electronics, said that BT impressed from the outset with their breadth of technology resources and site references.

"They were willing to work with us at the proposal stage and brought a real sense of partnership to the project, addressing any concerns we had, quickly and properly," he said.

James Devlin, head of business at BT, added: "BT has provided Schrader with wide-ranging network and communication services for a number of years. We are delighted to be given the opportunity to extend our partnership."

Last week, Schrader Electronics announced another 100 new jobs after sealing a multi-million pound deal with motoring giants Ford.