Loake Shoemakers

Loake Shoemakers is a family run business based in Northamptonshire that has been trading since 1880, internationally renowned for it’s quality and fine manufacturing of gentleman’s footwear. Over time the business has evolved to become truly multichannel with well-established wholesale distribution networks, a strong online presence and own retail shops both nationally and internationally. As proud holders of the Royal Warrant since 2007 and winners of prestigious footwear awards, Loake expect a similar high standard of service from their suppliers and business partners.

It has been over 15 years since Loake chose to partner with us, implementing PrimaNet for it’s specialist industry features to support their business growth plans. The PrimaNet modules they invested in include Order Management and Financial Accounting, covering all business functions such as sales orders, stock allocation and procurement.

More recently, Loake implemented our PrimaNet Production module to control their intricate manufacturing process. For example, the process of manufacturing Loake Goodyear Welted shoes involves over 200 operations and takes up to 8 weeks to complete. By using PrimaNet, Loake continually have detailed visibility of all production processes throughout the manufacturing cycle. Additionally, Loake have enhanced management reporting, providing detailed insight and analysis of the entire production process to ensure efficiency and support effective decision-making. 2015 also saw Loake investing in our Trade Web Ordering facility, providing an effective online order portal for wholesale customers which is fully integrated to PrimaNet.

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“We have worked with Prima Solutions for well over a decade. During that time, our business has changed into a true multichannel organisation. The software that Prima delivers not only facilitates these changes, but coupled with the expertise that the Prima team brings into the process, we have been able to manage each change with minimal disruption to our business.”

DICK SUTTON
FINANCE DIRECTOR

“Prima Solutions has provided us with long term stability from an IT partner. We have a confidence that the partnership will continue long in the future.”

DICK SUTTON
FINANCE DIRECTOR

“Loake is one of the finest shoemakers around and we are proud to work with them. Our partnership began at an exciting time in Loake’s history; the company was about to embark on a significant expansion of their overseas business and we are thrilled to still be a part of their continued growth plans.”

STEPHEN BELCHER
JOINT MANAGING DIRECTOR OF PRIMA SOLUTIONS