Torben Kring, former Senior Director, Head of Incoming Materials Management at GSK, has joined UK based MRO procurement and supply chain specialist Entec International as Head of Business Development.
Entec has developed a highly successful 3rd party MRO (3PMRO) service, working in close partnership with blue-chip customers worldwide to consolidate shipments, streamline inbound supply chains, reduce complexity and drive down costs. The company has seen consistent year on year growth, despite the recent challenges of the global pandemic, and continues to expand its global footprint.
According to Entec CEO Mike Robinson, the appointment of Torben reflects Entec’s ambitious plans for further development, extending into new markets by geography and by sector.
“Entec’s first contact with Torben was way back in 2007 when he was leading the Capex/MRO category for Carlsberg Breweries. He has extensive experience working within large multinational companies and so brings to our business a valuable ‘customer’s eye view’, which will help define our future sales approach as we take on more 3PMRO projects within our existing and potential customer base. We are delighted to have an individual of Torben’s calibre and reputation join our team.”
Commenting on his appointment, Torben added, “My role will be to enhance and upgrade business relationships with existing and future Entec customers. I will be looking to develop stronger partnerships, working closely with customers’ operational improvement teams and procurement to identify areas such as store management and proactive monitoring of inventory, where Entec can drive value through increased efficiencies and reduced operating costs.
Our business model allows clients to focus on their core activities, whilst Entec use our strengths as industrial MRO specialists to streamline supply, optimise cost and improve productivity.
We also need to reassure our customers’ suppliers that far from presenting a threat, Entec facilitates an improved relationship whilst delivering the benefit of a hassle-free single point of contact into multiple global manufacturing operations. Again, collaboration is key.”
He concludes, “Entec is committed to continuous improvement, working smarter both internally and externally to build capacity and expand capabilities, while harnessing latest technology to meet customers’ rising expectations. I am looking forward to playing my part in unlocking significant value. Until now I have always worked in large multinational organisations, so I am excited to be working in a smaller, but more agile and dynamic company, with a great service offering and huge potential for growth. I look forward to a successful onward journey, both for ourselves and for our stakeholders”.