HITCHIN – December 27th, 2011
TBx Consulting Ltd to structure Ceram Hyd SA’s worldwide supply chain and logistics
TBx Consulting Ltd is proud to announce it has been selected by Ceram Hyd SA to structure its supply chain and logistics. Ceram Hyd is a venture capital funded company offering state of the art electrolysers for the water treatment industry and production Hydrogen. The electrolysers are based on cutting edge technology it developed which dramatically reduces the cost of ownership.
Ceram Hyd needs to manage successfully the transition from pilot to full scale production. With customers and suppliers worldwide, it needs to strengthen its supply chain and develop ruggedized logistics to meet the requirements of its customers wherever they are.
TBx will work with Ceram Hyd to ensure this successful conversion. TBx’s unique business model makes it the ideal partner for achieving these goals. As a management company, it will embed some of its experts and take responsibility for the entire supply chain and logistics.
“The transition from pilot to full scale production is a very difficult period in the life of businesses” says TBx company founder and director Dr. Thierry Bontoux. “Our client, Ceram Hyd, is in that precise situation. It has developed a cutting edge technology with great commercial potential, but without the internal expertise to achieve successfully that delicate transition. Not only can we advise them, but we shall take full ownership of the implementation. We shall meet the targets they have entrusted to us.”
TBx and Ceram Hyd will work together for a year on what has now become their mutual goal. 2012 will thus be a very interesting transformation period which will leave Ceram Hyd in much better shape to address its commercial challenges for the years to come.
“We needed to expand our industrial competences in a very short time,” says Arash Mofakhami, CEO of Ceram Hyd. “Our investors trusted us in developing our Cerapem technology around which all our products evolve. However, we needed to bring it to market in the most cost-effective way. We needed management skills more than advice. This is precisely what TBx will contribute to us.”
This feeling is shared by Tarek Nasar the cofounder of Ceram Hyd. In a short statement he said: “It is easy to find consultants ready to advise. But they are committed neither by the result nor financially. We need to see a dramatic transformation in our procurement and supply chain procedures, but we also need to cap our investment. Not only has TBx all the expertise we require, but it also offers fixed costs for its involvement. They are sharing with us the risks, which is quite reassuring at this stage of our development.”
About TBx Consulting
TBx Consulting Ltd is an independent business, based in the UK, with many years’ operational expertise. Its staffs have an average of 25 years in their field with a global understanding of business worldwide, from major corporations and SMEs. They have a proven track record of successfully delivering projects as well as ensuring that their clients get the best possible return on investments.
TBx is active over three continents with representation in Washington DC, London and Shanghai (PRC). It delivers turnkey solutions focusing on Global Outsourcing & Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Complex Program Management, Change Management and Finance.
About Ceram Hyd SA
Ceram Hyd is a growing clean tech company that has developed a proprietary ionic exchange membrane technology with applications in the field of hydrogen production, for industrial gases, water-disinfection and energy storage. Its membrane CERAPEM, is incorporated into PEM electrolysers, and hypochlorous acid generators designed, developed and manufactured by the company for refuelling and industrial hydrogen applications and for water treatment.
Ceram Hyd is based in France, south of Paris, not far from Fontainebleau.