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. 

James Cropper’s aging network was preventing them from adopting new manufacturing technology, limiting their ability to take advantage in new efficiencies and innovations, as well as restricting the services they could offer their own clients. The outdated LAN environment also meant there was a considerable risk that any issues with the network would affect their core production activities. In addition, their head office lacked a single unified corporate wireless network, with many disparate solutions deployed at different sites on campus. 

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. 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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