AL-KO KOBER GROUP
Customer Snapshot: Overview
>30% reduction in operating and maintenance costs
To continue the impressive global growth of the past 80+ years, AL-KO constantly focuses on improving the capabilities of technology solutions while striving for maximum ROI. By migrating SAP ERP onto the SAP ASE database platform, the company is now poised to expand operations and take on fierce global competition across all product lines.
AL-KO KOBER GROUP
Number of Employees
Line of Business
Finance, Manufacturing, Sourcing and Procurement, Supply Chain
SAP ERP, SAP Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE)
Industrial Machinery & Components
Customer Snapshot: History
Customer Snapshot: Business Model
Keeping Industries Moving
AL-KO KOBER is an international supplier to the automotive engineering, garden and hobby, and air technology industries. The company operates in 50 locations across five continents and promotes an innovative culture while constantly refining innovation processes with the help of 4,200 employees. The company delivers products to customers through a worldwide supplier network.
Customer Snapshot: Success Strategy
Maximizing Machine Making
As a well-known German company, AL-KO intends to speed up IT processes to accelerate growth of their already successful manufacturing and distributing efforts. This strategy affects a wide range of industrial and consumer products including shock absorbers, industrial components, automotive trailer hitches, air conditioning and clean-room technologies, garden and hobby equipment, motor home chassis, and trailer components.
Enter SAP: The SAP Experience
Poised for Growth
To ensure success and reduce risk, AL-KO asked SAP to handle the migration to SAP ASE. Following the successful deployment, AL-KO discovered that speeding up their IT processes has a major impact on accommodating the growth of the company. With the virtualized data center and the new database, AL-KO has created a foundation that can quickly and effectively connect new locations to the SAP ERP system.
Better Business: Benefits
Doubling response-time performance creates a more productive work environment—not only in terms of how fast employees receive responses, but also in terms of the satisfaction they feel in completing their work tasks more efficiently.
Better Business: Run Simple
Today, while AL-KO continues to impress with unsurpassed query speeds and ROI, the company is constantly looking to the future where they hope to continue the global growth seen for over 80 years by focusing on new technology innovations and saving money for their customers.