Hortex is the first company in Poland to transfer to SAP under the Safe Passage program and to use mySAP ERP and SAP Beverage solutions for beverages production management.
SAP Polska has reported signing a contract for sale and implementation of SAP solutions in Hortex Holding SA. Hortex is a leader in the production of juices, beverages and frozen foods in Poland. mySAP ERP and SAP Beverage solutions will replace the previously used systems, including Oracle E-Business Suite. Hortex is the first company in Poland to participate in Safe Passage, a safe migration into SAP solutions.
Supported by mySAP ERP, Hortex Holding SA will create an integrated system supporting company management in finance, including accounting, controlling, fixed assets and receivables management. The main aim of SAP implementation in Hortex Holding SA is also improving production and distribution processes as well as its materials management, supply, sales and logistics and finally personnel and payroll management. mySAP ERP will help increase the efficiency of logistics; cost analysis, which has been done with simple spreadsheets so far, will be replaced by up-to-date controlling. The implementation of mySAP ERP and SAP Beverage will cover the whole of Hortex’s production concentrated in three plants.
The implementation will be carried out by BCC, SAP dedicated partner in food industry. Implementation works will be supervised by SAP consulting experts. The planned starting date for mySAP ERP and SAP Beverage implementation is February. mySAP ERP and SAP Beverage solutions will completely replace the systems used so far.
Hortex Holding SA company will also use an integrated industry solution created particularly for consumer goods businesses and beverages manufacturers, namely SAP Beverage. The solution helps reflect all the supply chain and combine purchase and sales markets with internal operations and with external partners. Thanks to SAP Beverage solution Hortex will increase its flexibility in supply chain management in all its stages from suppliers to customers, which will shorten the time of launching new products onto the market and considerably lower costs.
The decision to buy a new system was preceeded by a thorough analysis of solutions available on the market. ”At first we considered the purchase of a system with fewer functionalities, targeted at middle sized businesses. Finally we decided on mySAP ERP system, which in our estimation also provides industrial solutions, thus helping better model business processes particular for our company’s operations”, said Tomasz Kurpisz, the chairman of Holding Hortex SA. The investment into a system of such quality as SAP also results from high development potential of Hortex, which in Polish market is among leading producers of juices and is a definite leader in fruit and vegetables frozen foods” , added Tomasz Kurpisz.
”We expect that the implementation of mySAP ERP will help quickly modernize our IT structure and thus obtain a modern integrated solution for managing the company”, said Jaromir Wróblewski, IT director in Hortex Holding SA. Later on the company plans to develop strategic organization management by means of SAP SEM (Strategic Enterprise Management) in order to optimize company’s development strategy.
”The fact that Hortex has chosen SAP confirms the efficiency of SAP Safe Passage, which provides businesses with a guarantee of investment certainty as well as a clear map of implementing new generation business software”, said Grzegorz Rogaliński, chairman of SAP Polska. ”Thanks to the contract with Hortex SAP significantly strengthens its market standing among ERP systems suppliers for FMCG businesses. By implementing SAP software Hortex joins the world leaders in food industry that use the so-called best practices, based on SAP ‘s years-long experience in cooperation with such leaders”, he added.
Hortex Group is a leading manufacturer of processed fruit and vegetables in Poland. It specializes in juices and beverages production as well as frozen fruit and vegetables. The frozen foods, whose market share exceeds 50%, are produced in two Polski Ogród plants, which make a subsidiary of Hortex Holding SA. One is located in Ryki, Lubelskie province, and is mostly export-oriented, while the other is in Skierniewice, Łódzkie province, and produces mostly for domestic market. On the other hand, the whole production of juices and beverages has been concentrated in one, modernized and developed plant in Przysucha near Radom. The company’s share in juices, beverages and nectars’ market has reached almost 18%. In the last financial year Hortex increased its sales by almost PLN 80 m, up to PLN 528.6m. Also both main areas of Hortex group operations, namely juices and frozen foods, reported growth in sales by almost 20% and over 40% respectively when compared with 2003/04. Further information: www.hortex.com.pl