About James Cropper

James Cropper is a world-class advanced materials and paper products group, with an operational reach in over 50 countries. Using materials from cotton and wood to carbon fibre they support industries from packaging to digital imaging and aerospace with products that are at the cutting edge of performance.

The business is renowned globally for its dedicated responses to custom projects and its award-winning commitment to the highest standards of sustainability.




The Project

James Cropper engaged Amillan to assist them in meeting several business objectives with a full upgrade of their corporate LAN and communications infrastructure.

During the pre-consultative excursive that Amillan carried out to design the best LAN solution for James Cropper, they mapped the wireless profile of the busy manufacturing site and developed a bespoke LAN & WLAN design that highlighted potential sources of interference.

In doing so, the deployed solution would then be able to prioritize important traffic and minimize latency for key applications, thus safeguarding core production activities.

In 2018 Amillan successfully implemented a new Alcatel-Lucent Data Networking solution at the main campus on time and within budget, subsequently moving on to support the expansion of the new LAN and WLAN out to remote sites across the world.

With their new robust LAN solution, James Cropper could also deploy Alcatel Lucent Enterprise’s OTNS to centrally monitor all alarms and trigger notifications, from multiple sources. This provided them with a critical health and safety function for all one workers across the site.

James Cropper are now capitalizing on their LAN networking investment as an enabler for business growth, with the procurement of more advanced manufacturing technology and introduction of unified communications lead smarter working initiatives.

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