The GLUETEC GROUP, headquartered in the Franconian city of Greußenheim (Germany) as GLUETEC Industrieklebstoffe GmbH & Co. KG, decided to introduce Comarch ERP Enterprise in order to consolidate the processes of its three locations through one central software solution.
The company is one of the major suppliers of industrial adhesive and sealing material in Europe. Its decision in favor of Comarch ERP Enterprise was motivated by the software's important technological functionalities in the fields of production and configuration as well as Comarch's international presence. In consequence of the Corona crisis, the selection process was carried out based on a series of online conferences.
It did not go without notice that GLUETEC, the specialist for adhesives, and Comarch, the IT manufacturer, have a lot in common: both companies are full-service providers with locations and solutions in Germany as well as in Poland – one selling adhesive solutions, the other offering IT solutions.
GLUETEC represents more than 20 years of experience with chemical products for bonding and sealing in the areas of industry, crafts, and trade. The company offers an advanced product portfolio with attractive adhesive solutions for production, maintenance, and DIY.
Having the courage to go new ways, GLUETEC develops and produces own high-performance adhesives. Their research focuses on designing and making innovative, user-friendly adhesive formulations. All products are manufactured centrally at the WIKO Klebetechnik Sp. zo.o. production site in Częstochowa.
The GLUETEC GROUP is the right partner when searching for integrated adhesive solutions in the B2B environment, scoring with attractive services along the value chain: adhesives and contract filling coupled with packaging technology and private label product design. Together, the three locations in Germany, Poland, and Slovenia count 75 employees and generate an annual turnover of EUR15 million. In order to create sustainable growth, GLUETEC continuously invests in developing, manufacturing, and marketing innovative adhesive systems.
In the course of constant improvements, now a software is implemented, fitting the production, configuration, and sales demands. Considering the broad product portfolio with more than 100 adhesive and sealant systems and over 50 aerosols, Comarch ERP Enterprise is perfectly suited as central production control tool providing a comprehensive configuration module. Within the scope of configuration, all data required for sales is retrieved for each product and transferred into the bill of materials for the customer order.
"With Comarch ERP Enterprise, we decided for a high-performance software that optimally meets our high requirements in the areas of production, configuration, and sales," says Christine Kopp, Managing Director and owner of GLUETEC.
Furthermore, the international company structure can be ideally mapped in the ERP system, which is due to the strong multi-site capability of Comarch ERP Enterprise. Using the multi-site management, GLUETEC can maintain its master data centrally and benefit from a flexible data individualization at each company site or organizational unit at the same time. Besides, the multi-site concept allows for intercompany inventory management up to central procurement and the distribution of goods at different sites. Necessary internal invoicing and other intercompany processes are generated automatically for all cross-company logistics movements.
Michail Pawlowski, the Polish Managing Director of the WIKO brand, points out the smooth international cooperation: "On the one hand, Comarch is active on an international level. On the other hand, the company is firmly established in medium-sized business and knows how to exactly map the needs and requirements of modern production in the ERP system. Thus, we are able to quickly clarify every important detail within our German-Polish teams in our respective national language and work together on an equal footing."
This bilingualism is also considered important by Mariusz Drzewiecki who coordinates the Comarch teams for the project in Germany and Poland: "Comarch has a dense network of locations – both in Germany and in Poland. The software that we now will implement at GLUETEC and WIKO in an international rollout is going to be deployed in both countries, too."
The contact between the two companies going so well together was made by Christian Kauf, the Key Account Manager of Comarch. He is especially delighted that the communication ran so smoothly even in difficult times: "The planning of this project took place in a time of most severe contact restrictions. In a series of online meetings, GLUETEC and Comarch discussed all relevant topics concerning the project. So, IT projects can be digitized in many ways."
Comarch board member, Frank Siewert, summarizes: "We are really looking forward to the further cooperation with GLUETEC, we hit it off immediately – a relationship with future potential. Together we start a pleasant project, with the proven multi-site function of Comarch ERP Enterprise coming into full operation. This shows again that the software plays to its greatest strengths particularly in the field of manufacturing. Here, modules such as production and configuration can well map the individual products and processes of GLUETEC in the international network and this in the standard version."
GLUETEC Industrieklebstoffe GmbH & Co. KG, based in the Bavarian city of Greußenheim (Germany), is one of the leading suppliers of industrial adhesive and sealing material in Europe. Custom products are sold as private brands and as individual private label solutions for customers. Altogether, 75 employees work at the locations in Germany, Poland, and Slovenia. As full-service provider of more than 100 adhesive and sealant systems and over 50 aerosols, GLUETEC GROUP generates an annual turnover of EUR15 million. The products of GLUETEC are used in diverse areas of industry and trade – from production via maintenance through to repair and overhaul.
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