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Aluminium & Plastics Supplies (APS)

Aluminium & Plastics Supplies (APS)

APS is a privately owned company employing 35 people and occupies a 3 acre site on which are two main warehouses that are used for stockholding & distribution. The five Directors who formed APS have each 20 - 30 years of experience working in the Aluminium & PVC industries.

The company provides the widest range of Aluminium & PVC products for use in commercial & residential buildings at its 55,000 square feet of custom built warehousing and is distributed by its own dedicated fleet of curtain side lorries. The aim of the Company is to provide its customers with quality Aluminium & PVC products and work in partnership with them to help grow their business by being a part of their success and not just a supplier.



Many of the workstations within Aluminium and Plastics Solutions (APS) where legacy Windows XP PC’s and therefore no longer supported by Microsoft as being end of life. The existing server environment was also showing signs of ageing and lacking the benefits of the latest Virtualisation platforms. The current IT Infrastructure also needed a more reliable back-up and in addition, a proper disaster recovery platform that was lacking from the current IT provider. APS also needed up-to-date and reliable Microsoft licencing advice in order to guarantee full legal compliance.


As a result of engaging FUEL to refresh various aspects of the APS IT infrastructure the speed of the network increased considerably with added stability. The Directors of APS can now rest a little easier now that their back-up is much more reliable and robust with the additional safeguard of a true disaster recovery solution.


FUEL replaced the ageing workstations and the legacy Windows XP operating systems. To provide a substantial increase in Networking power and functionality a new, much more powerful, server in terms of processing power and storage was installed to benefit from the new Virtualised platform. A stable, dependable backup solution from ‘Veeam’ was installed which also formed part of the new disaster recovery.

The Directors of Aluminium and Plastic Solutions are delighted they decided to engage FUEL to upgrade our IT Infrastructure including our server, backup and disaster recovery solution. Their Knowledge of the complex Microsoft licencing programmes was also reassuring. Our staff were very impressed with the speed, knowledge and professionalism of all the hardware team at FUEL. It would be our experience that FUEL really do live up to their status of “High Performance IT” and as a result, I would have no hesitation in recommending this company and its engineers to anyone.

Gary McNeill, Director

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