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Building products manufacturer Forterra

Altius’ software solution enables leading manufacturer to bring the management of supply chain in-house

With an extensive network of 17 manufacturing facilities in the UK, employing approximately 1,600 people, Forterra is a leading manufacturer of a diverse and trusted range of concrete and clay building products used extensively within the construction sector.

An innovator in the construction industry, Forterra push the boundaries of manufacturing, service and logistics, and continue to lead the industry in terms of standards and safety.

The Challenge

Always keen to keep up with supplier compliance, Forterra contacted Altius to request a software solution in order for them to manage their supply chain in-house. They were particularly interested in the new Modern Slavery Act which had come into play and wanted to ensure they were fully compliant with this new legislation.

The Solution

During discussion, it was established that Forterra would benefit from a ‘hybrid’ service solution and after board level buy-in, purchased an Exigo licence to avoid additional charges to their suppliers. In addition to this licence Altius were asked to work with them to manage their supplier compliance through the platform, keeping some elements in-house and outsourcing others to the compliance specialist.

The Results

Altius work closely with Forterra to ensure their suppliers continually have the best possible compliance levels in order to give the best protection to the business.


“With Forterra becoming an independent public limited company, we needed a new approach to identify and manage our supply chain risk.

The Exigo system from Altius delivered against our requirements for a supplier assessment system that was user-friendly, cost-effective and, most importantly, configurable to our current and future needs.”  

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