"When our team travels to an international race circuit, they take everything they need to be successful, including reliable high quality communications."

Michael Cloete

Head of IT

Prodrive Goes for The Cloud with NFON

Prodrive is one of the world’s largest and most successful motorsport and engineering innovation businesses, with a 30-year track record of achievements including six World Rally Championships and four Le Mans titles. Today Prodrive operates Aston Martin’s global race programme. The company employs more than 500 staff at two locations in the UK, with the majority based at its headquarters in Banbury and the remainder at a specialised manufacturing facility in Milton Keynes. While the company is perhaps best known for its participation in professional motorsport events around the world, today that is just one part of its organisation which in the last decade has diversified to encompass operations in vehicle engineering, composites and merchandising.

The Starting Point

  • Deepening concerns over the call quality and administration
  • Overheads associated with its aging PBX systems
  • Lack communications between multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Inconsistency of service experienced by different users

The Challenge

The Benefits

  • Easy, intuitive centralised management of whole user base at all locations
  • Dedicated conference bridge facilities for each of the five core Prodrive businesses
  • Tangibly improved TÜV certified speech quality
  • Robust and reliable transition away from the legacy system with no user disruption
  • Easy reassignment of DDI ranges for user groups in different geographies
  • Seamless and cost-effective communications with race teams
  • Payment model based on operating costs only, with minimal capital expenditure and a rolling 30-day contract

"We’ve achieved consistent high quality communications across more than 500 employees with minimal capital costs and barely any user training."

Michael Cloete

Head of IT