FT Gearing was founded by Des Fitzgerald in 1978 as Fleet Tools Ltd and changed to its current name in 1998. The business is now run by Des' sons, Graham and Nigel.
Director Nigel Fitzgerald commented, "Prior to implementing the Tricorn Production Control system, FT Gearing 's processes were paper-based. We looked at JobShop but preferred the ease of using Tricorn."
The system was installed soon after we became FT Gearing and went well. Nigel continued, "We have since implemented Tricorn's scheduling and shop floor data capture systems (using bar-code scanners to record job times). We recently installed Tricorn's user Dashboard on a number of PC's which gives us visibility of key tasks as well as highlighting potential risk areas."
Impact on Business
Nigel said, "Tricorn has made a big difference to running the business. Tracking parts through our works from quotation to manufacture to sales and invoicing is now seamless. The Tricorn support team is always very helpful and addresses any issues/questions we have promptly."