Energy efficient lighting – a clear business case
Companies in the logistics sector can achieve significant operational savings by installing energy efficient lighting in warehouses and distribution hubs.
Panther Logistics, specialist providers of white glove two-person deliveries, have been MSE clients for several years. Finance and Commercial Director, Andy Dale, explains why the business case for LED lighting is clear.
“Our warehouse at Castleford in West Yorkshire is over 200,000 square feet. Installing new lighting was a major investment. We asked MSE to quote for the work. Their return on investment calculations showed the project would pay for itself in 13 months.
“We decided to go ahead. I asked one of our team to look at the electricity bills for the previous 12 months. The calculations were right – our bills halved overnight. We were saving thousands of pounds per month.
“We decided to look at the benefits for another site. Rob explained that this site already had lighting motion sensors so the ROI calculations would be different. However, the savings would still be worthwhile.
“Overall, savings on electricity will be hundreds of thousands of pounds. We’re also reducing our carbon footprint, which is another important consideration in our industry.
“On a more personal level, everyone in the team is good to work with. When there was an electrical problem with one of our deliveries, Rob visited personally at short notice. The customer couldn’t have been happier the ‘lovely man’ who came along to help.”
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Service to our customers
Chillaire, based in Nuneaton, has been working with Maintenance Services Electrical for two years.
Chillaire provides a national service for air conditioning, heating, ventilation and humidification for homes, commercial and industrial sites including offices, laboratories, computer rooms, hotels, classrooms and clean rooms.
Sales Director, Gary Fowler, says: “We pride ourselves on customer service and we always aim to make sure that all of our first-time customers become long-term satisfied customers for many years to come.
“All of our staff are highly trained and qualified and it’s really important that everyone we work with meets these very high standards too.
“That’s why we have been more than happy with the services provided by MSE.
“In short, they have been fantastic. They are responsive and everything they do is clear and concise. We always get a good reaction to requests and pricing is clear and itemised, so everyone knows what’s happening.
“Every member of MSE’s staff is very presentable and competent, which is immediately obvious, so we are always happy to have them working at our customer’s sites.
“The trust level is there immediately and their conduct is exemplary. I have never had the same level of trust with another supplier.
“If any problems arise, as they often can on site, they will be dealt with very professionally – I would even say ‘perfectly’.
“MSE ticks all the boxes for the service they provide for my customers.
“I would be very happy to recommend them to others.”
Everyone knows what is needed and expected
Larkin Homes is the principal contractor for high quality new homes, conversions and extensions across Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire area.
Their reputation for quality and creativity relies on the professionals they work with.
Nehad Shakir, Managing Director, says: “Our clients like to work with us because we have very exacting standards. The whole MSE team is very easy to work with and everyone is well organised. They make sure everyone involved has a thorough understanding of each job, as well as the way we work and want things done.
“We send them the requirements for a project and they send a quotation, which I will review. Then we finalise the quotation before the work on site starts. That means everyone knows what’s expected.
“Once on site, I’m confident that I can show them what’s needed, and when I come back, it will be done. That’s why we like to work with MSE.
“Everyone at MSE communicates well with us and within their team. So, if any minor issues arise - as they will when working on site - they will be dealt with straight away.
“Most importantly, our clients know that the work will be of the highest standard and I know that it will be delivered on time.”