WFEL has awarded a three-year contract to Chesterfield-based Wesco Anixter for the availability of parts for use within the meeting and integration of the Boxer Armoured Autos for UK MoD that are being manufactured at WFEL’s Stockport defence manufacturing facility. This contract includes a Vendor Managed Stock settlement (VMI) to streamline WFEL’s stock administration, with Wesco Anixter replenishing WFEL’s inventory ranges primarily based on information delivered by digital information interchange (EDI). This managed provide answer consists of each direct elements reminiscent of Fasteners and Fixings and oblique manufacturing consumables, permitting Wesco Anixter to work in shut collaboration with the WFEL workforce to drive steady enchancment and course of efficiencies as a part of the value-added provide chain companies.

Commenting on this newest contract awarded as a part of WFEL’s UK-wide Boxer car provide chain roll-out, WFEL’s Managing Director, Ian Anderton, stated: “WFEL calls for parts of the best high quality from its sub-contractors, along with distinctive service ranges – and Wesco Anixter meets our rigorous necessities on this respect. We’re, subsequently, delighted to welcome Wesco Anixter to our ever-growing UK provide chain, as we transfer nearer to delivering the Boxer armoured autos to the British Military.”


The awarding of this contact by WFEL implies that plenty of UK jobs at Wesco Anixter will likely be each created and sustained, with the intention to fulfil the three-year contract. Following an in depth expertise switch programme from Germany, the UK Boxer Programme is creating 120 further jobs at WFEL and sustaining an extra quantity, along with creating a brand new, vibrant and sturdy UK provide chain to assist the autos all through their 30+ 12 months life. WFEL is presently recruiting for plenty of new roles at its North West website. Additional UK job creation and sustainment is already being seen inside WFEL’s rising UK-wide provide chain, which is ready to additional broaden because the Boxer Programme progresses.