San Pellegrino and Schwartz distributor contract win for NI-based Outsource Group


ANTRIM-based IT security and services firm Outsource Group has landed a significant deal with a leading consumer goods company in Dublin to provide a full refresh of its IT infrastructure.

The contract – worth close to €500,000 – has been done with Stafford Lynch Ltd, the sales, marketing and distribution company for major brands like San Pellegrino, Schwartz, Dr Oetker and Tony’s Chocolonely.

As well as creating a new highly secure IT infrastructure for the client, the project includes the provision of a fully integrated service desk, software and hardware updates, and full disaster recovery.

Terry Moore, chief executive of Outsource Group, says this will help Stafford Lynch, which has more than 100 staff, to ensure it operates modern and robust IT and to continue to deliver best in class services to its customers.

He said: “Stafford Lynch is a well-established and highly successful business with world-leading brands as customers. They understand how crucial modern and robust IT is to their operations and we are pleased they have entrusted Outsource Group with this vitally important project.

“The objective of the project is to provide a reliable, secure and supported modern IT estate, enabling the highest levels of system availability to underpin the continuous operations of the business.

“The new IT infrastructure will be highly secure, well-integrated and optimised to reduce support complexity,” he adds.

Outsource Group employs almost 100 people and offers a broad range of technology support and services to customers in the UK and Ireland, with an increasing focus in recent years on embedding IT security in everything it does.

Stafford Lynch, based in Ballycoolin and operating for nearly 50 years, provides distribution and marketing and sales activation services to many industries including retail and grocery, food service and pharmacy. Other brands it works with include Wilkinson Sword, Baxters and Tetley.

Its head of finance and IT Triona Kelly said: “We are excited to partner with Outsource and have full confidence their expertise and solutions will enable us to enhance our services to customers and continue our growth in the Irish FMCG industry.

“We tendered across the island of Ireland and felt Outsource Group put together an outstanding proposal that adds significant value to our business.”

Outsource Group recently announced plans to increase its workforce, and with a series of new contract wins, continues to recruit for a range of technical and non-technical roles.

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