4C Associates signs procurement support contract with Maxeda DIY Group

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Brussels, Belgium – 05 July 2013

4C Associates, Europe’s leading cost transformation consultancy, has announced the signing of a procurement support contract with Maxeda DIY Group for one year, the largest DIY retailer in the Benelux.

“We are delighted to have entered into an agreement with a company as established and successful as Maxeda” said Edward Ainsworth, Managing Director at 4C Associates. “We have been working together and this contract recognises the greater flexibility and expertise which our Brussels office provides to clients based in mainland Europe. Maxeda DIY Group can take advantage from cross client deals and economies of scale when collaborating with other client teams.”

4C’s team, which is partially based in Maxeda DIY Group’s Belgian and Dutch offices, is responsible for managing a range of services, including strategic sourcing, category management and spend analysis as well as synergy development and team management. The programme covers both direct and indirect spend, the overall value of which is in excess of € 500m.

“4C’s engagement is in line with our strategy and will ensure  that we continue to optimize our cost base whilst providing our customers with high quality products at competitive prices.” said Arjan Kaaks, CFO at Maxeda DIY Group.

Olivier Durand, Managing Partner at 4C Europe said; “It is a real pleasure to work with the management of Maxeda DIY Group committed to proactively tackling a difficult economic environment whilst ensuring optimal value is delivered to the end consumer.”

4C Associates has the insight, technology and experience to drive rapid profit improvement. We offer specialist consulting, technology and managed services to transform your costs. We apply industry and functional expertise to deliver exceptional benefits.

Our team works with leading organisations across a range of cost categories including Direct Materials, Services, Marketing, IT, HR, Logistics Supply Chain, Property and FM. We apply deep practical knowledge, combined with process and change skills, to deliver reduced costs and increased profits.

About 4C Associates

4C Associates is a multi award winning Cost Transformation company working closely with global and national organisations to drive cost transformation through Consultancy, Savings Delivery Programmes and Managed Service Solutions. 4C was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in London and Brussels.

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