S&T has successfully planned and implemented a central IT infrastructure for Rettig ICC, a specialist in heating solutions. The infrastructure forms the basis for a new corporate ERP platform; a total of 26 Rettig ICC companies will utilise this centralised ERP infrastructure after the ERP rollout across Europe. The project started in spring 2007 and was recently successfully completed.
Rettig ICC, a subsidiary of the Finnish Rettig Group Ltd., specialises in the manufacture of heating appliances, underfloor heating systems and designer radiators, as well as control systems and valves. The group has countless well-known brands, such as Vogel & Noot, Purmo, Myson and Finimetal. The Austrian branch of the corporation is based in Wartberg in the province of Styria. Rettig ICC employs approximately 3,500 staff and had sales of 614 million euros in 2007. The Rettig ICC Groups IT is planned and controlled from Wartberg. We recently consolidated 10 brands into two brand umbrellas, changed the organisational structure accordingly and are now planning the introduction of a group-wide ERP platform. A condition for this is that we first ensure the implementation of a scaleable, high-availability and disaster-proof ERP infrastructure. S&T impressed us with their concept as well as the implementation skills they demonstrated during the realisation, explains Erich Maierhofer, ICT Manager of Infrastructure Services at Rettig Austria GmbH.
Greenfield Planning and Implementation
S&T DACH functioned as a central project point of contact for all the components necessary for the required IT infrastructure. Rettig ICC wanted to consolidate all local ERP production servers in an externally hosted high-availability production system. The solution planned and installed by S&T therefore included a central and redundantly implemented SAN (Storage Area Network), three redundant INFOR ERP LN application servers, two Oracle database clusters (including licenses), three VM Ware servers, the necessary backup infrastructure and the network infrastructure. The design and implementation was carried out in cooperation with the clients own experts. The entire solution is hosted externally. In this project we have really brought our advantages to bear Rettig ICC only had to coordinate with one skilled partner, which planned and implemented the entire solution. Our comprehensive knowledge base and technological skills mean that we have the capacity to carry out such extensive projects, comments Georg Komornyik, Region General Manager at S&T DACH.
About S&T in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH)
With around 800 employees, S&T is one of the largest suppliers of IT consulting, solutions and services in German-speaking Europe.
S&T is a one-stop IT shop for small and medium sized business customers.
From management consulting and the optimization of sector-specific business processes with a focus on SAP to the provision and optimization of infrastructure, S&T offers its DACH customers a well-balanced portfolio of services.
S&T DACH comprises its 2007 acquisition of The Information Management Group (IMG) in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, as well as S&T in Austria. The strengths of both companies are bundled into a common portfolio of solutions.
Under the IMG brand, S&T DACH provides international business consulting and SAP projects.
S&T DACH is a member of the S&T Group. With more than 3,100 employees in 22 countries and turnover of 522.2m euros (2007), the S&T Group is a leading provider of IT consulting, solutions and services for customers in Central and Eastern Europe, the DACH region, and China and Japan.