18 February 2021
Experienced Managed Services Provider (MSP), TruStack is helping one of the North East’s biggest brands – which happens to be one of their neighbours – in its continued expansion across the globe.
Outdoor clothing and equipment manufacturer Montane, which is based in Ashington, Northumberland, has huge plans to expand its presence in various international markets in 2021 after significant investment in 2020.
As part of Montane’s expansion, TruStack – located just a few miles down the road in Cramlington – has provided Montane with an enhanced backup and Business Continuity solution to support its projected growth and expansion.
The recent project saw TruStack deliver improvements to back-up and disaster recovery solutions for Montane, adding to the other solutions already in place.
Montane has also commissioned TruStack to enable staff to work from home, allowing them to access a key line of business applications such as Sage, remotely.
Montane said its neighbour taking comprehensive care of its IT has allowed the business to focus on what it hopes to be a huge year ahead.
Director at Montane David Soulsby said: “We are very happy with our partnership with TruStack.
“In the next six to 18 months we are going to go through a lot of changes as a business and will be relying even more heavily on TruStack to support us on this journey.
“We have had other companies around try to pick up our business but we have never had any reason to part ways with TruStack – we have never had an issue that they have not helped us to overcome.
“We have been in business for more than 25 years and things have changed a lot for us. No longer can we approach our IT needs on an ad hoc basis. We need to have the proper systems in place to take us forward to support the growth trajectory we are on.
“We like to leave IT to the IT experts and there’s no-one we’d trust more to take on this role than the team at TruStack.”
TruStack was formed following a merger of three companies in 2019, and provides end-to-end managed IT services and specialises in Cybersecurity, Unified Communications and Agile Working solutions.
Its team of expert engineers recently enabled hundreds of organisations to work from home during lockdowns.
Amongst its many clients it counts several of the North East’s Top 200 companies – including Muckle LLP and Collingwood Business Solutions – as well as big names across the UK such as the Natural History Museum and Vertu Motors.
Montane began working with one of the companies that formed TruStack more than 11 years ago, and the continued partnership shows TruStack is doing something right, according to Commercial Director Phil Cambers.
Mr Cambers said: “2020 has shown that no matter what sort of business you are you need to invest well in IT, like you would in bricks and mortar.
“What we offer is a well-designed, personalised IT solution that offers stability, and gives companies like Montane the platform they need to go out and do what they do and be successful.
“Montane is a huge, North East brand, that is almost a household name now. It is fantastic to be able to work with a business like that.
“The fact that Montane has worked with us for so long and has continued to trust us to help provide the foundations they need to succeed and grow shows we are doing things right.”
For more information on TruStack go to www.trustack.co.uk or call 0191 250 3000.