Project Location: New Look
Project Type: Lighting

The Challenge

The objective was to achieve reduced costs via reduced energy consumption and maintenance across the 650 store chain. Main concerns were:

  • Poor asset information
  • Difficulty in getting correct stock to site
  • Concern regarding paying margin to distributor & installation contractor
  • Rising energy costs
  • Maintenance cost levels
  • Issues with European distribution

‘Rexel’s solid experience in this area was clear from day one and the asset audit meant that we could be confident we were installing the best possible products in each of our stores. Rexel’s extensive UK footprint means that inventory could be sourced near our store locations, reducing delivery time and eliminating unnecessary haulage’

Richard White
Group Property Director

The Solution

  • A bespoke survey was carried out at every location and a total quantity of 10,000 LED lamps and GU10 fittings, and 3,500 PAR30 lamps were recommended to replace existing lighting and achieve energy and cost savings.
  • Rexel’s multiple locations were used to hold consignment stock at branch level.
  • New Look were set up to purchase direct from Rexel and free-issue to the installer.
  • Longer-life products were guaranteed to reduce maintenance costs.

The Results

  • Detailed and accurate asset register for reference
  • Improved efficiency in ordering
  • Fast response to orders
  • Rapid delivery from either central stores or local branch
  • Bespoke stocks held locally
  • £650k of product supplied
  • 14 months payback