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January 9, 2014

Goodridge trials Nokia Lumia for faster business

Are you into motor sports and speed? Goodridge certainly is with solid experience in an international arena.

We recently paid a visit to the Goodridge HQ in Exeter to jointly kick off a company trial switch project covering various Nokia Lumia smartphones, including the Nokia Lumia 1520, 1020, 925 and 625.

Founded in 1969, Goodridge has developed from a single seat race team in Canada, to a globally recognised leader in Fluid Transfer Systems. Up to date, several racing teams in Nascar, F1, Indy Car, Moto GP, Superstock, WRC and many more have used Goodridge’s products in their cars and motorcycles . Goodridge is also a technical partner and parts provider for the Bloodhound project, which attempts to break the land speed record with a vehicle that looks nothing less than a rocket.

In addition to motorsports, Goodridge operates in the OEM, automotive,  defence and specialist industrial sectors. This dynamic private company manufactures in ten facilities globally and supplies customers around the world with a unique combination of design, innovation, reliability and outstanding service.

Trial switch from Blackberry to Nokia Lumia

We asked Alex Nagy (IT Engineer, Goodridge) why the current Blackberry house ended up opting to trial Nokia Lumia smartphones based on Windows Phone 8 and give us a taste of their future plans. 


“We began by assessing the mobile phone market. We looked at Android, but the operating system was too open, and presented too many security risks. We then looked into Apple but got put off by the high price points of their devices and the need for iTunes.”

“Being a big Nokia fan and device owner myself, I advised that we begin looking into the Nokia Lumia range based on Windows Phone 8. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality and variation of the devices, the usability of the operating system, and best of all, the devices are all priced very competitively,” Alex comments.

We now have a range of Nokia Lumia smartphones, several different models, and we have started our trial to find out how they are able to help us work better”.


Nokia Lumia roll out plans

“Once the trial period is over and we have received the feedback from the trial users, we are hoping to begin rolling out the phones to our UK sites. Our aim from then onwards is to roll them out to our other sites across the USA, Mexico and Europe.”

The switch to Nokia Lumia has been made easy due to the solid product range and price points, the devices themselves may be different, but the core user experience for work including Outlook email, Microsoft Office, and HERE navigation remains the same across devices .

Stay tuned for more info on how Goodridge gets on with the trial! You can follow the developments here, on Twitter via @NokiaAtWork and on LinkedIn.

Are you an IT manager? If you would like to sign yourself and your colleagues at your company up for a trial, contact us on Twitter using #switchtolumia. Company trial availability is dependent upon demand.