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Case Study

Afton Chemical

By helping with several projects and providing trusted advice and consultancy to their IT team, Coretek have helped Afton reinforce their position as one of the biggest names in the chemical industry.


Their IT Challenges

Coretek have worked in partnership with Afton Chemical for nearly two decades providing a variety of IT services and solutions.

Afton UK have an in-house IT team that supports all of their UK staff and IT infrastructure and frequently they have IT projects that need to be outsourced. It is vital for them that these projects can be outsourced to a trustworthy and competent company that will deliver to their exact requirements.

Coretek have been privileged to assist Afton in various capacities including development work, consulting/strategy as well as cabling and infrastructure.

About Afton Chemical

Afton Chemical are a worldwide fuel additives provider, developing innovative solutions in Driveline Additives, Engine Oil Additives, Fuel Additives, Industrial Additives, Lubricant Components and Logistics & Supply Solutions to meet the unique needs of its customers.

Afton are proud to boast some of the best chemists and experts and are one of the leading names in the industry.


Our Solution

Within the aforementioned projects, one of the biggest of these was to assist Afton with the installation of cabling and infrastructure as part of a major office expansion.

Due to their continual growth and development program, Afton Chemical re-acquired the 3-storey Bullbrook building from Honda to whom it was sold some years ago. The building was stripped out completely in preparation for a new refurbishment which included state-of-the-art laboratories and support offices.

Coretek’s infrastructure team installed and tested approximately 500 Cat 6 UTP outlets and multiple inter-building fibre optic backbone links to connect the occupied Afton Chemical UK site and the new Bullbrook building.

Our Infrastructure Manager Phil James explains:

“working closely with Afton Chemical’s IT Manager enabled us to have a full understanding of the buildings technology requirements at the desktop level, within the labs and offices and various internal departments. We produced a design with the required cabling media and chose Connectix Cabling Systems because of their close support and willingness to provide site assistance and project support when needed. Our client now has a 25-year fully warranted copper and fibre cabling system from one of the leading cabling system manufacturers.”

In addition to infrastructure work, Coretek have worked with Afton on a number of projects by providing development services. This includes long-term development on the company’s Microsoft SharePoint intranet and the creation of an employee development system, amongst many others.

Our Director also works closely with Afton’s IT Director by providing consultancy and guidance in managing the IT estate for the EMEAI region.

“We have been working with Coretek for a over 20 years due to their flexibility and easiness to work with and this was the case during this project. I found them to be professional and very knowledgeable during the whole process. They delivered what was required on time and within budget.”

Resources Director EMEAI at Afton Chemical

The Future

Coretek are proud to work alongside Afton Chemical as one of our longest established clients and we greatly look forward to continuing this relationship into the future.


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