“Astindu”: How to shake the organisation tree

The Client

Gipuzkoako Urak

Industry sector: Network of water distribution

Cost categories investigated: Industrial gases, insurance, electricity, telecommunications, social security, chemical reactants

 

The Expense Reduction Analysts team

Luis Ybarra, Luis Ibarrondo, Fernando Vázquez, Manuel A. Velázquez

 

About the project:

The company Gipuzkoako Urak was founded in 1990 with the objective to lead the construction and maintenance of a new, modern infrastructure network of water distribution following European standards and advanced technology. The consortium of 73 municipalities manages a network catering today for around 340,000 inhabitants of the Basque country valleys.

Gipuzkoako Urak signed its first contract with Expense Reduction Analysts in 2010 to optimise costs in several categories and to shake habits and open up to new processes.

 

What the client says:

“We thought that we did well with our purchasing and dedicated ourselves to what most people do, which is to put pressure on the supplier without further detail, but with Expense Reduction Analysts we have managed to adopt a range of criteria and a methodology that we did not have”

Íñigo Elosegi, Manager, Gipuzkoako Urak

 

What Expense Reduction Analysts says:

“We always say that we do not work in order to improve prices, but also to adapt both prices and services to the requirements”

Luis Ybarra, Client Manager

 

The results

Industrial gases          68%

Insurance                   41%

Telecommunications     34%

Chemical reactants       13%

Electricity                      5%

Social Security               4%

 

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