Howdens Joinery case study

Howdens Joinery is a leading supplier of kitchens and joinery to trade professionals since 1995. Howdens Joinery has over 680 depots across the UK, annually supplies over 200,000 local trade professionals with around 400,000 high quality kitchens.

The challenge

  • Looking to achieve cost and efficiency savings through network management, disaster recovery, data backup and voice services
  • Highly resilient Cloud services
  • Core communications and IT systems to be available all sites 24 hours a day
  • A cast-iron disaster recovery strategy, ensuring continuous access to hosted data
  • Replacing 500 in-house PBX telephone systems with a consistent voice platform across the company

The solution

  • Transitioned the traditional in-house PBX system to managed IP telephony across the company
  • Linked all sites via a single resilient private network
  • Corporate and commercial data is stored within a secure data centre private suite
  • Data management including backup and monitoring providing an extra disaster recovery layer

Why Redcentric

  • Pay-as-you-go voice and data services
  • Extra capacity available for all network, data and voice services for the predicted expansion of depots
  • Dedicated account team


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Industry / Sector



  • 40 Colocation racks within a private data centre hosting suite
  • Data Centre Backup: monitoring and managing of data held in Howdens’ private suite
  • Fully managed network
  • Dedicated Gbit and 100 Mbit circuits for corporate sites
  • Broadband connections for depots
  • Hosted IP Telephony
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