Unipart picks up Three repair contract

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Oxford based company will take over from current contract holders Regenersis in the fourth quarter

Oxford based Unipart Technology Logistics (UTL) has been awarded Three’s repair contract.

The contract is currently held by Glasgow repairs and recycling company Regenersis, which failed to re-win the contract when tenders were placed earlier this year.

UTL will take up the contract in the fourth quarter.

According to a Three spokesperson, both Regenersis and UTL were in the final running for the contract and in the end the tender put forward by the latter was favoured by the operator.

Despite being able to confirm that UTL had been awarded the deal, and when it would commence operations, the Three spokesperson was unable to confirm any other information due to the fact UTL is currently in consultation with Regenersis staff over their employment.

A UTL spokesperson was also able to confirm that the company had picked up the contract but also remained tight lipped on any other details.

UTL was awarded Sony Ericsson ‘Level 4′ accreditation last year which allows it to handle full repairs for all Sony Ericsson handsets. It also has accreditation from BlackBerry and claims to be Europe’s most experienced Vodafone repair operation.

Regenersis’ loss of the Three account comes less than two months after it appointed Ian Powell as managing director.

Powell’s appointment was part of a shake up at senior level within the company, which saw its chief executive and director Gary Stokes depart in early March.

Speaking about the loss of the contract last month, Powell said Regenersis was disappointed but maintained the company would ensure the transition process would be as “smooth as possible”.

He also said Regenersis expected to win new business to replace the Three contract later this year.

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