Aberdeen Autospray was an aged business in need of a full office, IT & Communication systems refurbishment. The owner, Athol Strachan, wanted a flexible ICT solution with capacity for expansion with minimal upfront expenditure.
Athol Strachan is the owner of a number of businesses in Aberdeen. With a history of success in the motor trade industry, he purchased Aberdeen Autospray in 2014. Aberdeen Autospray was established in 1975, providing vehicle repair, modification and maintenance services.
Mother Technologies had an existing relationship with Athol, having previously delivered hosted IT services to his Land Rover and Porsche dealerships.
Mother Technologies hosted a full IT and telecom suite, laid an Ethernet connection to the office building, supplied and installed all new hardware on a mix of purchased or Infrastructure as a Service basis for the refurbished office.
Contract Award Date: February 2014
Project Completion Date: October 2014
“Right now we’re expanding the company and the ground work has already been done with cloud integration. It’s so easy for us to simply plug into the cloud wherever we need to. That’s happening for real at a new workshop in Aberdeen in next month or two. It also means that if we open more workshops in other Scottish cities, the IT and phone systems are already there and ready to connect to. It gives us a huge amount of flexibility and means that IT technicalities no longer need to be a major consideration or hold up. Going hosted was a great decision that has paid off – and we know we can rely on the service we receive from Mother.”
Athol Strachan, Managing Director, Aberdeen Autospray