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Ocado Engineering awarded prestigious Highly Protected Risk award

Ocado Engineering awarded prestigious Highly Protected Risk award

Ocado Engineering is announcing it has been given the the prestigious FM Global Highly Protected Risk (HPR) award for the sprinkler system at its Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC) in Andover. A HPR designation means a facility meets the highest industry standards for property protection against fire. The Andover CFC contains Ocado's latest generation of automated fulfilment for the Ocado Smart Platform (OSP), and shows Ocado's continued commitment to provide a world-class platform to partners.

The Ocado Smart Platform (OSP) is Ocado's end-to-end solution designed to power all aspects of an online retail business. Ocado is now delivering this cutting edge new solution to leading grocery retailers around the world, with four international deals (Groupe Casino in France, Sobeys in Canada, ICA in Sweden and Krogers in the US) closed in less than a year.

HPR is the highest insurance status an installation can achieve and is based on rigorous design, testing and maintenance procedures. Companies that adopt HPR thinking and risk management experience fewer insurance claims, and more consistent and stable shareholder value as HPR properties are better protected.

FM Global is a world leader in commercial property insurance, working with its clients to help protect their facilities and supply chain from both physical and non-physical threats including cyber, fire, storm, flood and machinery breakdown. Working closely with Ocado, FM Global gained an understanding of the business' needs to meet both the requirements for the operation and risk management. Their engineers then worked with Ocado Engineering's Buildings Technology team to create the sprinkler system, other protections and practices which have since achieved the highest level of risk protection for buildings containing the Ocado Smart Platform.

Presenting the award to Ocado (left to right): Owen Lewis (FM Global), Richard Exact, Jon Hillary, Kevin Faux, Philip Johnson (FM Global), Rodney Wicks, Ashley Cox (FM Global) and Paul Wayman (FM Global)

Says Jon Hillary, Logistics Development and Engineering Director at Ocado, "We're proud to be awarded the "Highly Protected Risk" award by FM Global. I want to take this opportunity to thank both FM Global and the Ocado Construction and Buildings Technology team for all their hard work to create a sprinkler system that has reached the highest level of property protection against fire."

Says Philip Johnson, Managing Director at FM Insurance Co. Ltd., "At FM Global, we're delighted to be able to present Ocado with the "Highly Protected Risk" award for their loss prevention commitments at the Customer Fulfilment Centre in Andover, UK. The HPR Award is significant in that it rewards companies that go the extra mile when it comes to a proactive risk management philosophy. The new automatic sprinkler system at the facility provides the greatest protection to fire and reinforces Ocado's commitment to building resilience throughout its operations."

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