Leading UK provider of complete water solutions, SDS Ltd has been recognised by Achilles, the supplier management services group, as a key supplier and installer of surface water management, sustainable drainage solutions, waste water treatment and industrial cooling within the utilities industry.
Achilles offers a valuable source of current and potential suppliers through a series of inter-related services to improve the efficiency of the procurement cycle while promoting health and safety, environmental management and wider corporate responsibility. The service offered by Achilles provides buyers with supplier information for identifying and selecting potential suppliers through a pre-qualifying, evaluating and performance monitoring system.
Within the SDS Ltd group
, Plastic Media Engineering manufactures and supplies plastic media products for the waste water treatment and the cooling tower industry, and has also been registered within the scheme.
Sales and Marketing Director at SDS
, Richard Averley, understands the importance of being registered with Achilles to ensure a high level of service and quality is maintained for both buyers and suppliers, as he explained, “ By registering with Achilles we have joined a community of organisations within the utilities sector that place high importance on quality and corporate responsibility. Pre-qualifying for the scheme shows the high level of service, product quality and performance offered by SDS
and Plastic Media Engineering. Key companies within the industry such as Scottish Water, Thames and United Utilities are all part of the Achilles scheme.”
The concept within Achilles is to standardise the process of supplier sourcing by implementing a common industry approach. Governed by a Steering Group, the community comprises representatives from all purchasing organisations.
As the only UK provider offering complete water solutions from design, consultancy and manufacture through to installation and maintenance, SDS
utilises storm water
management, waste water treatment, industrial cooling, sustainable drainage
, hard landscaping and linear drainage systems within its portfolio.
By registering and pre-qualifying with the Achilles service, SDS
will become part of an industry-wide scheme allowing Utility Sector buying organisations that subscribe to the system to access further information.