Case Studies

R S Cockerill (York) Ltd.

The Father of the present owner and Managing Director Martin Cockerill started farming in the 1930's growing Carrots and then expanded into Potatoes during the war years. This crop then became the mainstay of the business and has expanded to become a major supplier of potatoes to the multiples and processing industries.

Martin Cockerill joined the company in 1967 and developed the pre pack business serving the multiples and the wholesale markets. At this time they started to supply Potatoes on contract to "Tudor Crisps", who became "Smiths Crisps" and then finally to the current owners "Walkers Crisps".


In 1997 the decision was made to install a new computer system to control the Trading Side of the business and the supply to the Multiples and Processors. The fully integrated Prodigy suite of software was selected to perform these tasks. Since that time substantial growth in all sectors of the business has been witnessed. With Modern Grading and Packing facilities a Quality Control Laboratory and purpose built offices, R S Cockerill are now in a position to further expand the business.

Prodigy has now been in place for many years and does what is asked of it. It takes us through the Trading & Grading, Quality Control to Sales Order Processing and into the Accounting suite. The process enables us to control the business efficiently and produces timely production and Financial Data


Martin Cockerill, Managing Director says:

"As one of the largest suppliers of Potatoes in the UK, we needed to deal with a software house who understood our business and provide an easy to use and flexible solution to help us run an efficient business. Optimise Systems Ltd and their Prodigy software does all of this."


R S Cockerill (York) Ltd Head Office at Stamford Bridge Road, Dunnington, York, YO19 5AE.

Optimise Systems
working in Partnership with
R S Cockerill (York) Ltd.


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