Tech Advisors was recently retained by Mecalac North America, a division of international firm Mecalac (mecalac.com), to develop and set up infrastructure at their North American headquarters warehouse in Norfolk, MA. The French firm sells compact construction equipment and distributes to dealers via a warehouse system. While protection against viruses and hackers is the main reason a business would retain Tech Advisors, what’s equally critical is building the necessary infrastructure which allows a business to conduct its commerce without fear of cyber threats. Working in close coordination with the Mecalac team, Tech Advisors developed an advanced Wi-Fi meshing system for the firm’s Pick, Pack and Ship Division. This system allows for easy identification and location of parts and equipment, and can coordinate shipping requests in mere minutes. Unlike earlier methods used in ordering equipment and inventory, which took place by telephone, Wi-Fi speeds up the process where every minute counts. The system at Mecalac uses multiple router-like devices which essentially blanket a building in Wi-Fi, eliminating any possibility of “dead spots” in the network.
This advanced infrastructure is critical for Mecalac’s continued growth. The company distributes equipment and parts through 7 warehouse locations but has future plans to increase that number to 13. Mecalac North America’s Jennifer Bennett says, “Tech Advisors’ customer service is outstanding. In addition to their understanding of the industry and our needs, they know us by name, not just as a number.” We are very pleased to have this this ground floor opportunity to work with a very forward-thinking company like Mecalac.