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Karlsruhe, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, 2014/04/09 - For more than 20 years, CGR Group, based in France, has asserted their leadership in the field of coil springs. With 14 production sites and over 800 employees, CGR is currently present in six countries on three continents.
And the group is constantly growing, with revenues exceeding €100 million. The bulk of CGR’s production is focused on the aeronautics and automotive industries, both of which place great demands on quality and timing.
To meet these demands, CGR required a new ERP system that could integrate all of their business processes, including administration, logistics and PPC, into a single system capable of supporting their increasingly international business.
After a meticulous selection process, which included all of the major ERP vendors, abas Business Suite was chosen for its usability and depth of functions for the automotive industry. CGR’s decision was further swayed by abas’s international presence and the industry expertise of the local software partner ABAS PGI France. Implementation of the system began in December 2013 with the goal of implementing abas at CGR’s locations in France, China, Spain, Poland and Mexico by the end of 2016.
"Our information system consisted of diverse, interconnected software that was dated and no longer able to fulfill our requirements. The international orientation of the group and our increasing number of sites around the world necessitated that we implement a powerful, modern tool that could support multiple languages, sites, and local legal requirements.
We wanted an international ERP system that is able to cover processes specific to the automotive industry, in particular EDI, labeling, automatic invoicing, and order management. We chose abas because of the industry expertise of the consultants in each country and the functional coverage of the product itself, which is significantly more complete than the other ERP systems we compared.
abas also optionally offers all modern analytical tools, such as BI, DMS, and visual planning. The bottom line for us is that we want to increase efficiency and productivity. The first step toward this goal is eliminating outdated workflows and unnecessary tasks, as well as standardizing processes across all departments and international sites. In a second phase we will implement Business Intelligence to consolidate and analyze our data for faster, more accurate decision making."
Sylvain Coniel, Performance Director at CGR Group