Shields Environmental (Shields) have chosen to work with Cedar Bay to implement IFS Cloud to support their international growth.

For over 40 years, Shields has been a pioneer within the telecoms sector, developing and implementing solutions that manage the full life cycle of telecoms assets, aiming to reduce costs, improve returns, increase efficiency and ensuring compliance to the highest standards of environmental care.

Shields vision is to be the leading solution provider to both network operators and service providers alike. Shields are achieving this through their customer eco-system called MarketPlace. MarketPlace connects supply with demand and once a connection is made, Shields offers the supplier the option for Shields to fulfil the order through its operations, test labs and fulfilment centres.

To maintain the growth and scale for the future of these MarketPlace fulfilment orders, Shields requires a state of the art integrated ERP solution that will meet both current and future business requirements. Their selection process ultimately led to the decision to implement IFS Cloud. Its broad functional footprint and ease of use across all areas of the platform made this the solution for them. Having one single integrated solution allows the platform to cover all areas, such as; finance, CRM, sales, inventory & warehouse process flows, purchasing, project management, installation & deployment, HR, export control and document management.

Cedar Bay are excited to be embarking on this new partnership with Shields. Cedar Bay’s business first and partnership approach to customer relationships, encouraged the decision for Shields to choose Cedar Bay as their implementation and long term support partner for this important project. Our approach ensures the successful delivery of implementation, hosting and business as usual support services with a predictable outcome to ensure success of the project.

Steven Barr, Head of New Business Sales at Cedar Bay, is looking forward to working closely with the team at Shields. “This is a really exciting opportunity to work with a diverse and innovative company. The MarketPlace model that they operate, and the sustainable driven ethos of the company is something many companies are now embracing and Shields have been doing this for years. We are confident of a successful, long term partnership.

Gerrit van Dijken, Chief Operating Officer at Shields is excited about the partnership with Cedar Bay. “Cedar Bay display a level of professionalism and quick understanding of our requirements that mean we have chosen the right partner for this next step in our operational and financial development and growth. The Shields team are eager to start working with Cedar Bay and IFS Cloud!”

About Cedar Bay

Cedar Bay is an IFS Gold Channel Partner, with years of experience implementing large scale ERP solutions. Long-term partnerships with our customers are central to our business. We pride ourselves on understanding your business and your specific needs and objectives to deliver the right solution to your business efficiently. Cedar Bay’s services and products help customers overcome challenges or limitations their business may be facing. For more information, please visit our website – Alternatively you can contact us at or 01242 304244.

About Shields

At Shields we are bringing structural change to the way networks are sourced and maintained by revolutionising telecom processes. Driving efficiencies, reducing costs and saving the planet are at the heart of what we do.

Through our innovative MarketPlace solution we open up a Global Eco-System for Telecom Operators. All whilst helping clients minimise their impact on the Environment – a key focus of ours throughout our 40 year history. For more information, please see