BEDMAX began life in 2000 on a family farm opposite the Holy Island in Northumberland. The company manufactures a range of dust-free fine wood shaving products to provide bedding for animals.

Today BEDMAX has three production plants making well over two million bags of BEDMAX a year for thousands of loyal customers in the UK and our growing export markets.

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Bedmax approached Turnkey because of our proven expertise with Microsoft Dynamics NAV in the timber and forestry markets. However, it quickly became apparent that their needs centered more around managing production and reporting.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV addressed these issues with some tweaking by our NAV developers. It wasn’t a manufacturing solution that was required, just a simple way of capturing inputs and outputs and the ability to compare performance across multiple production sites.


Microsoft Dynamics NAV addressed these issues with some customer development by our Microsoft developers. Plus, the addition of JET Reports has given the team quick access to automated reports. Comparative production performance graphs show any dip in efficiencies at-a-glance, so discrepancies can be identified quickly and corrected.

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Since installation in 2013/14 the company’s turnover has continued to rise fueled by exceptional overseas sales. The outbound sales team use the CRM module within NAV and with the multi-currency functionality the system copes easily with any customers’ requirements. Meantime, staff numbers have been held relatively static as the company benefits from the efficiencies introduced by the Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution.

Products and Services Used

- Microsoft Dynamics NAV
- JET Reports
- MobileNAV