Makefast is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of a wide range of quality products for luxury marine craft. The company was created over 35 years ago, and is now based in Mid-Wales with a purpose-built factory and a team of around 30 people, devoted to the art and technology of modern boat and yacht building.

Requirements: Server consolidation, Back up solution, Spam solution, On-going IT support
Location: 31 Mochdre Industrial Estate, Newtown, Powys, Wales, SY16 4LE

Being one of UK’s leading manufacturers of quality safety and marine components, 5C Services provide an indispensable service for us. As well as supporting our current infrastructure, 5C Services recently installed a new virtual server environment to improve our system performance, network speed and disaster recovery plan.
— Graham Williams – Director of sales and marketing- Makefast Limited – Newtown

The Brief

  • Find a solution that would improve speed of the system

  • Resolve bottleneck issues with sage

  • Implement system that will sustain future company growth and requirements


Our customer since August 2014 we helped Makefast implement a new server and IT infrastructure using VMware that would help and support company growth.   We have many customers in manufacturing sector so we understood needs and requirements for the systems. We planned project around the clock so there was minimum or no downtime.  System was put in place which enables customer to use their IT in much more efficient manner and where possible all hardware was used and utilised as a backup solution.

Since then we have provided on going on site and remote IT Support and supply and installation of IT Hardware software and any cabling requirements.  

Veeam, Trend, server upgrade have all been done and now customer has a system in place that fulfills their needs and they are able to expand if and when needed.