KLM UK Engineering Limited has extended its relationship with PaperCut, a provider of print management solutions for printers and MFDs, as part of a long- term strategy to more than halve its existing print volume.
The engineering company has acquired additional PaperCut MF licences to manage the growing print estate at its recently expanded site in Norwich, which now accommodates 500 users, 500 endpoints and 54 virtual machines hosted on 12 physical hosts.
KLM UK Engineering provides maintenance for the Embraer 170/190, Boeing 737 All Series, Airbus A320 Family, BAe 146 & Avro RJ and the Fokker 70/100, with each aircraft check generating between 5,000 and 20,000 sheets of paper.
KLM aims to cut these print volumes by 60% through a new Maintenance, Repairs and Operations (MRO) process scheduled to be introduced in 2025.
The use of PaperCut MF gives KLM UK Engineering a head-start through the application of sustainable policies that reduce print volumes, saving on toner and paper. PaperCut MF also supports PaperCut’s tree-planting programme, PaperCut Grows, which ensures customers’ printing has a Forest Positive impact.
In addition to its sustainability benefits, PaperCut MF helps improve efficiency and productivity on-site through a Find-Me printing function that provides users with the convenience of a single print queue and the ability to pick up prints from any printer with a simple ‘tap and release’ workflow.
Before, because of the way engineers work, they would sometimes have to walk 250 metres to pick a print and then walk 250 metres back.
As well as reducing the distances employees have to walk to pick up a print, PaperCut MF, through its support of mobile and BYOD printing, gives them the flexibility to print from their device of choice whether that be a Chromebook, Android, macOS, iOS or Windows device.
Mark Walker, IT Manager at KLM UK Engineering, said: “PaperCut MF will play a key role in our long-term strategy to drive down print costs and volumes, while ensuring print is easy and secure for all our team members. As the airline industry emerges from the pandemic, PaperCut has shown that it can scale easily to our new needs as driven by our site expansion and evolving IT estate.”
Steve Holmes, EMEA Regional Director and GM, PaperCut, added: “KLM UK Engineering Limited’s decision to increase its PaperCut MF licences reflects the benefits and value it has already realised from its investment. We’re excited that PaperCut MF is an intrinsic part of KLM UK Engineering Limited’s long-term strategy to bring its print volumes right down in a secure and sustainable way.”