Entec International crowned Diageo Africa Supplier of the Year 2022

UK based Entec International are celebrating having been named Breakthrough performance supplier and Diageo Africa Supplier of the Year 2022 to the global leader in premium drinks manufacturer.

Entec’s 3PMRO (3rd party Maintenance, Repair, Operations) procurement and supply chain services were also recognised by Diageo with an Award for Breakthrough Performance, reflecting the roll out of Entec’s ‘Project Fulcrum’ 3PMRO business model, across the region.

‘Fulcrum’ optimises Diageo’s MRO procurement, streamlines its MRO global supply chain and right sizes spares inventory to support both demand and planned maintenance.  Project Fulcrum has saved Diageo significant cost, reduced its carbon footprint, simplified administrative complexity, and returned cash to the businesses.

Congratulating Entec on the accolades, Diageo’s Head of Procurement for Africa, Arthur Mamvura, said: “Entec’s outstanding contribution and commitment to our business is hugely appreciated by all of us here at Diageo, and I hope that the Project Fulcrum team have the opportunity to celebrate this fantastic recognition.”

Colin O’Brien, Diageo’s Global Head of Beer Supply, added “Congratulations to a well-deserved winner, in particular for the consistent effort and resilience in bringing this Project to reality over a number of years! Well done to the Entec team – we look forward to further roll-outs.”

Speaking on behalf of Entec, Project Manager Chris Cullen commented, “We have been shortlisted for Awards by Diageo before, but we never imagined we would win not only in the Breakthrough Performance category, but also scoop the prestigious Africa Supplier of the Year title against 58 other top suppliers nominated across many different disciplines. These awards are presented to companies that demonstrate outstanding support, flexibility and a proactive response to challenges and opportunities. This honour reflects the commitment and application the Entec team has put into delivering the Diageo Africa Fulcrum Project.

“The fact that MRO has been recognised is of particular significance,” he added. “Historically, MRO supply chains have tended to operate ‘behind the scenes’ and our achievements largely go unsung. These awards not only reflect Entec’s hard work in helping Diageo meet their targets, but also put the importance of efficient procurement and MRO supply firmly in the spotlight. The entire team couldn’t be more proud and delighted!”

Entec was also listed as one of finalist in the Global Supplier of the Year 2022, along with five other regional winners.

Project Fulcrum will be operating in fifteen sites across Africa, including Ghana – where Project Fulcrum was first successfully trialled – Cameroon, Uganda and Nigeria in West Africa, South Africa an in East Africa, Kenya, Tanzania and the Seychelles.