A long-term partnership powers business growth and innovation with robust network and security solutions

The customer:

An innovative global petrochemicals manufacturer with a rapidly expanding portfolio.

INEOS is a leading global petrochemicals manufacturer made up of 36 individual businesses which touch every aspect of modern-day life. It operates 194 facilities in 29 countries throughout the world, and employs 26,000 people. Its products provide essential raw materials for a wide range of societal needs, such as preservation of food and clean water, construction of renewable technologies and more fuel-efficient vehicles and aircraft, medical devices and applications, clothing and apparel, and insulation and many other industrial and home applications.

In recent years, INEOS has also focused on being the best beyond the world of petrochemicals, manufacturing and healthcare too, with the launch of INEOS Automotive and INEOS Hygienics, the acquisition of iconic British brand Belstaff, and a widening sports portfolio.

The challenge:

Find a partner to support a growing, federated business model.

Like many businesses today, the global environment that INEOS operates in is characterised by volatility and uncertainty. To thrive in this difficult marketplace, INEOS has focused on adapting, evolving and growing its offering. Part of this strategy has involved widespread acquisition and investment to drive diversity and growth, so new organisations are regularly added to its federated structure of largely autonomous businesses. It had already developed a robust process to onboard acquired organisations and new sites onto its central group network, and was searching for a partner to manage this global network responsively and with high performance.

The solution:

A global network and security solution with deep engagement.

INEOS ran a thorough RFI/RFP process, involving members of a wide range of different teams and businesses so that the needs and challenges of all areas were represented. This group chose to work with Colt thanks to its global reach, competitive offering and willingness to get under the skin of INEOS’ business.

“Our federated model does bring challenges for providers,” said Barry. “We’re complex and we need our partners to really get to know us. “Each business has its own budget, so creating a network proposition that was relevant and attractive to all areas of the organisation, and allowed direct cost allocation, was tricky. “The fact that the Colt team were willing to engage with that and develop a standardised model in conjunction with representatives from across our organisation – so that different parts of the business could choose from a ‘menu’ of network options depending on their needs – was extremely helpful.”

This sizeable project, which was completed in 2021, involved rolling out managed network and security services to 128 sites globally. Some of these sites involved highly complex builds and most required dual circuits. This global solution is supported by an ecosystem of Colt employees working closely with the customer, with involvement from Colt’s customer success, customer service, professional services, operations, security assurance, and product development teams.

The benefits:

A strong partnership and a commitment to the future.

With a single supplier for its global network solutions, INEOS benefits from consistent high standards of availability, performance and security across its locations. The partnership has improved the company’s ability to respond quickly to opportunities and problems, and it’s now easier to add new products and services while making the most of economies of scale.

“We’re looking forward to continuing our partnership in the future, working with Colt on examining which new technologies could be useful to us, and how we can deploy and manage them for the long term so they offer real and tangible benefits to our organisation.” – Barry Pedley, Chief Information Officer, INEO”






Find a partner to support a growing, federated business model


A global network and security
solution with deep engagement


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