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Carl Zeiss

Carl Zeiss

The Carl Zeiss Group is an international leader in optics and optoelectronics. The company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany and employs around  24,000 people in several locations worldwide.

 

Article POOL4TOOL Inside: Focusing on the Supply Chain

Case Study: Focusing on the Supply Chain

Dürr

Dürr

Dürr Group has approximately 7,300 employees and is a leading global provider of products, systems and services, primarily for the automotive manufacturing industry, e.g. paint shops and final assembly facilities and cleaning and filtration systems for the manufacture of engine and transmission components.

Article POOL4TOOL Inside: Two Are Not always Better Than One

Eaton

Eaton

The Eaton Corporation, with around 75,000 employees in 150 countries, is among the world leaders for electrical systems and components for power quality, distribution, and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment.

Hansgrohe

Hansgrohe

Hansgrohe SE, headquartered in Schiltach, Germany is one of the leading manufacturers of faucets, showers and shower systems. Their companies include the Axor, Hansgrohe, Pharo and Pontos. Hansgrohe currently employs around 3,300 people at 6 German and numerous international production sites.

Case Study: From the Design to the Finished Product

Knorr-Bremse

Knorr-Bremse

Knorr-Bremse is the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles. With just over 20,000 employees worldwide, the company earned sales in 2011 of EUR 4.2 billion.

MANN+HUMMEL

MANN+HUMMEL

MANN+HUMMEL Group is a leading expert in filtration solutions, development partner, and original equipment supplier to the automotive and mechanical engineering industries. The company employs approximately 14,500 at more than 50 locations.

Press: Cross-Industry Best Practice Solution

Press: A Question of Category Strategy

Inside POOL4TOOL Article: A League of Its Own

Case Study: Global Award Decisions

Metso

Metso

Metso is one of the world's largest supplier of technology, automation, and services to customers in the mining, construction, and oil and gas industries. The global company is also known for its advanced automation solutions for pulp, paper, and power generation. 

 

Press Release: Metso Mining and Construction begins eProcurement Project

Inside: Expediting Suppliers with a Single Portal

Case Study: Expediting Suppliers with a Single Portal

 

 

Miele

Miele

Miele is the leading provider of premium household appliances. The company founded in 1899, is based in Gütersloh, Germany and has 8 production sites in Germany and one each in Austria, Czech Republic, China and Romania.

 

Press: Miele and POOL4TOOL Awarded Prize

Modine

Modine

Modine products are used in light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles, heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment, off-highway and industrial equipment, and refrigeration systems. The company based in Racine,USA employs approximately 6,700 people at 30 facilities worldwide in 16 countries.

Case Study: POOL4TOOL eSourcing Suite as a "one stop shop"

 

ThyssenKrupp

ThyssenKrupp

The Group headed by ThyssenKrupp AG owns, directly or indirectly, nearly 780 companies and equity interests. More than 70% of their total 2,200 production sites, offices and service bases are located outside Germany. ThyssenKrupp Presta is one of the world's most successful manufacturers of steering systems and technology leader for cold forging applications (extrusion of components such as link forks).

Trumpf

Trumpf

With a turnover of over 2 billion euros and around 8,550 employees, the TRUMPF Group, is among the world's leading and largest companies in manufacturing technology. The group has around 60 subsidiaries and offices worldwide.

 

Press: Efficient Communication with All Suppliers

ADVA Optical Networking

ADVA Optical Networking

The ADVA Optical Networking SE with its administrative headquarters in the Bavarian Martinsried near Munich, is a multinational provider of telecommunications equipment, in particular for fiber-based transmission technology. 

Alfing Crankshafts

Alfing Crankshafts

Alfing Crankshafts was founded in Aalen in 1911. Today, Alfing is an international company producing high-performance crankshafts with a dimension from 0.3 - 8m length and has 1,250 employees. Their automotive crankshafts are used in passenger cars, high-line and racing engines, the large crankshafts in ships, locomotives, construction equipment, generators, and other advanced applications. In their own die forging press, Alfing produces crankshaft blanks for large crankshafts.

Aliaxis / Friatec

Aliaxis / Friatec

The Aliaxis Group is a leading global manufacturer and distributor, primarily of plastic fluid handling systems used in residential and commercial construction, as well as in industrial and public infrastructure applications. Aliaxis is present in over 40 countries, has more than 100 manufacturing and commercial entities and employs over 14,000 people.

AT&S

AT&S

Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik AG (AT&S) is the European leader and one of the leading manufacturers of technologically advanced printed circuit boards. AT&S operates production sites in Austria, India, China and Korea.

 

 

Belimo

Belimo

The Swiss Belimo Group is a leading global provider of innovative electrical actuator solutions for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. In 2011, the group generated sales of CHF 416 million and employed 1,200 people.

Bühler Motor

Bühler Motor

Bühler Motor is the leading producer of sophisticated mechatronic engine solutions. Alongside Supplier Management, the high-tech company is optimizing its SCM and logistics processes, supplier call-off, dispatch notification, and consignment processing with POOL4TOOL modules.

centrotherm

centrotherm

centrotherm has been developing and realizing innovative thermal solutions for over 50 years. As a leading and globally operating technology group, they offer production solutions for the photovoltaic, semiconductor and microelectronic industries.

CMS

CMS

The cms eletronics gmbh, based in Klagenfurt, Austria is a Electronic Manufacturing Service Provider to the industry with an export ratio of 83%. The company was founded 1979 as Philips internal supplier of printed circuit boards and electronic assemblies CMS employs 265 employees at 2 locations.

Press: Winning the Austrian Supply Excellence Award

Coperion

Coperion

Coperion is the worldwide market and technology leader for compounding & extrusion, materials handling and service. The company has approximately 2,000 employees in 29 locations worldwide is a partner in the plastics, chemical, food products and aluminum industries.

Press: Coperion GmbH optimizes its Purchase Order Management

 

Ducab

Ducab

Ducab is a UAE-based leading manufacturer of high-quality cables and cabling products and also the first choice for many prestigious clients and contractors due to its record of quality and customer service. 

Success Story: smart SRM

ebm papst

ebm papst

As a worldwide innovation leader in fans and motors with over 14,500 different products, ebm-papst has the ideal solution for virtually all air technology and drive engineering tasks. Their motto is: "If we do not have it already, our 500 engineers and technicians will work with you to develop a new one."

 

 

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies

As the leading specialist in sealing applications in their market, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies is a supplier as well as a development and service partner serving customers in a wide variety of industries, including the auto industry, civil aviation, machine-building, ship construction, the food and pharmaceutical industries, and the agricultural and construction equipment industries.

Press Release: Flexible and Fast

Gambro

Gambro

Gambro is a global medical device company and a leader in the field of dialysis products and therapies for the kidney and liver, and the treatment of myeloma kidney. Founded in 1964, Gambro employs 7,500 people and operates 13 manufacturing facilities in 9 countries.

 

 

Greiner Bio-One

Greiner Bio-One

With over 1,800 employees, 23 subsidiaries, and a turnover of around 388 million euros (438 million US dollars) (2014),the Austrian company, Greiner Bio One is a global player in the pharmaceutical and diagnostics industry and in biotechnology. Greiner Bio One is a division of the Greiner consortium with over 8,000 employees and a revenue of 1.32 billion (1.48 bn US dollars) (2014) , placing it among the hundred largest Austrian companies.

Grohe

Grohe

Grohe AG is Europe’s largest and the world’s leading provider of sanitary fittings under one brand. As a global brand for sanitary products and systems, GROHE relies on its brand values quality, technology, design and responsibility in order to be able to offer “Pure Joy on Water”.

 

 

Press Release: Vision Excellence Award

Inside: Seamless Match

Case Study: Individual Solution

Hansa Metall

Hansa Metall

Founded in 1911, HANSA Metallwerk offers innovative solutions for kitchen and bathroom sanitary fittings. The company is represented worldwide and employs some 1,100 people. The headquarter is in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, Germany.

Heidelberger Printing Machines

Heidelberger Printing Machines

Heidelberger Printing Machines AG is the world's leading solution and service provider for the commercial and packaging printing. Headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, the company runs development and production around the globe and serves approximately 200,000 customers.

 

 

Hella

Hella

The HELLA Group prides itself on being on the forefront of new trends in the automotive industry with products such as intelligent battery sensors, radar-based driver-assistance systems, and adaptive lighting systems.

Press: Global Requirement Bundling with the Click of a Button

Case Study: Requirement Bundling in in Global Purchasing

 

Hermes Logistics

Hermes Logistics

Hermes Logistics Group is one of the most successful logistics companies in Europe. The consumer logistics company based in Hamburg, Germany, has developed into the largest independent parcel delivery post in the B2C and C2C environments.

ifm

ifm

Since its founding in 1969, ifm electronic is one of the world's leading manufacturers in the automotive industry. More than 4,300 employees in over 70 countries develop and sell solutions for about 100,000 customers in machine construction and other industries.

 

Press: A Shopping Cart for all your Needs

Jungheinrich

Jungheinrich

The Jungheinrich Group is one of the 3 largest players in the material handling equipment, warehousing and material flow technology. The company that is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, was founded in 1953.

 

 

KAMAG

KAMAG

Together with the companies, SCHEURLE, NICOLAS, and TRATAC, KAMAG forms the TII Group - Transporter Industry International. The group is a global leader in the development of production of heavy goods vehicles with hydraulically supported swing axles and belongs to the corporation of the serial entrepeneur, Senator E. h. Otto Retternmaier, from Heilbronn.

Keba

Keba

Founded in 1968 in Linz, Austria, KEBA is today an international company which derives its success from technological innovations, exacting quality standards and the dynamic approach, as well as the enthusiasm of its employees. 
 
In its business areas industrial automation, banking and service automation, and energy automation, KEBA works continuously on new developments and industry solutions with the objective of creating lasting competitive benefits for their clients. 
 

 

 

Krohne

Krohne

KROHNE is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of solutions in industrial process instrumentation. Founded in 1921, Krohne has steadily grown into a global enterprise. Today, they employ more than 2,700 people.

 

Press: New Holistic Approach Instead of Individual Processes

Lieken AG

Lieken AG

Lieken Group is the leading expert for baking supplies for the German retail sector. The company employs several thousand people and generates sales of of over 700 million Euros. Since 2002, Lieken is part of the Italian Barilla group, Europe's leading manufacturer of baking supplies.

 

 

LLOYD

LLOYD

"When it comes to style there are no compromises": this is the principle that LLOYD strictly follows when producing its shoes. LLOYD Shoes GmbH also does not want to make compromises in procurement, so it looks to its solution partner, POOL4TOOL. LLOYD employs about 1,421 employees, 610 of whom are in Germany alone. The company chalked up consolidated record sales of around 139 million euros in 2014.

Loewe

Loewe

Loewe manufactures and distributes televisions, DVD recorders, and audio components. The company based in Kronach, Germany generates about half of its sales in international markets and has approximately 1,000 employees.

 

 

Mahle

Mahle

MAHLE is the globally leading manufacturer of components and systems for the internal combustion engine and its peripherals as well as vehicle air conditioning and engine cooling. In 2014, some 65,000 employees at 140 production locations and ten major research and development centers are expected to generate sales of around ten billion euros.

 

 

Manz

Manz

Manz AG based in Reutlingen, Germany, is a world-leading high-tech engineering company. Founded in 1987, the company has grown from being an automation specialist into a supplier of production lines.

Press: Exceptional Key Indicator Analysis

Press: Long-lasting Performance Improvement with Key Figure Analysis

Case Study: Passion for Efficiency

Marquardt

Marquardt

The Marquardt Group is a leading global manufacturer of electromechanical and electronic switches and switching systems for vehicles, power tools, household appliances and other industrial applications. The German company is family owned.

 

Press: Supplier Communication: Marquardt Chooses POOL4TOOL’s eSourcing Solution

Maxon Motor

Maxon Motor

Maxon Motor is the world's leading provider of high-precision drives and systems of up to 500 watts, etc. DC motors and flat motors with iron core. The Swiss company is headquartered in Sachseln, Switzerland.

 

Press: Cross-Industry Best Practice Solution

Miba

Miba

Miba is an international group of companies which produce drive components for vehicles, trains, ships, aircrafts and power stations. The group has more than 4,000 employees of which more than one half are employeed at the Austrian sites.

 

 

Case Study: Strategy and eSolutions are the Building Blocks of Success

MVV Energie

MVV Energie

With total sales of Euro 3.8 billion, the publicly listed MVV Energie Group is one of Germany’s leading energy companies. They offer attractive, sustainable jobs to around 5,200 employees at the local and regional companies within their Group.

ODW-ELEKTRIK

ODW-ELEKTRIK

POOL4TOOL is pleased to welcome its newest customer: ODW-ELEKTRIK is an innovative developer and supplier of high quality cables, solenoids and mechatronic systems. Since the company was founded in 1970, ODW-ELEKTRIK has continued to expand its product portfolio and has worked to improve the manufacturing processes that are necessary for production. Today, the company develops and manufactures top-quality products in five locations (Germany, Hungary, Ukraine, Macedonia, and Mexico) with a staff of approx. 2,000 employees.

Preh

Preh

Preh is a globally operating group of enterprises with more than nine decades of development and manufacturing experience. About 2,500 employees work on innovative technologies and individual customer solutions at locations in Germany, Romania, Portugal, Mexico, the United States, and China.

 

Press: Preh Saves Processing Time

Case Study: Preh Saves Processing Time

Rheinmetall Defence

Rheinmetall Defence

Rheinmetall Defence with 9,800 employees is part of the Rheinmetall Group - for a multinational company for automotive subcontracting and defense - and has been one of the leading systems houses in the international defense and security industry for many years.

Rieter

Rieter

Rieter is the world's leading supplier of systems for short-staple fiber spinning. Based in Winterthur (Switzerland), the company develops and manufactures machinery, systems and components used to convert natural and manmade fibers and their blends into yarns. Rieter is the only supplier worldwide to cover spinning preparation processes as well as all four final spinning processes currently established on the market. With 16 manufacturing locations in ten countries, the company employs a global workforce of some 5 077, about 21% of whom are based in Switzerland.

Schlemmer

Schlemmer

Schlemmer has focused on the development and production of highly specialized synthetics solutions. Building on 60 years of experience in cable protection, the group of companies headquartered in Poing, Upper Bavaria has become one of the leading and most comprehensive value added partners, supporting its clients as an intelligent consulting and service partner. The company's about 2,500 employees generated total revenue of EUR 270 million in 2014.

Schoellerbank

Schoellerbank

Schoellerbank was founded in 1833 and is a traditional Austrian private bank with Austria-wide coverage. For many years it has been enjoying a high reputation as a specialist for sophisticated productive investment and its clientele comprises of 30,000 private and institutional investors.

Semikron

Semikron

SEMIKRON is one of the leading international producers of power modules and systems. Their products form the heart of modern, energy-efficient motor drives and industrial automation systems. Today, SEMIKRON has more than 2,900 employees worldwide in 25 operative locations and 9 production locations across multiple continents.

Sick

Sick

From the factory and logistics automation and process automation, SICK is one of the leading producers of sensors and application solutions for industrial applications. Founded in 1946 with headquarters in Waldkirch, Germany, the company is present with nearly 50 national and international locations around the globe. SICK employs more than 5,000 people.

Singulus

Singulus

Singulus Technologies AG is the market leader for optical discs (CD, DVD and Blu-ray Disc). In the solar industry, Singulus will significantly expand its activities in the future. The company has around 580 employees.

 

Press: Cross-Industry Best Practice Solution

SMA

SMA

SMA Solar Technology AG is a world leader in the development, production and sale of solar inverters and energy management. The Group offers innovative key technologies for future energy supply structures. SMA is present in 21 countries in all major solar markets and has more than 5,500 employees.

 

Swiss Steel

Swiss Steel

Swiss Steel is the center of excellence for the production of high-quality steel for the automotive, engineering, and apparatus construction industries. Its main markets are in Germany, Italy and France. In the European long steel market, it counts among the leading suppliers of engineering steel and free-cutting steel, and will soon be able to look back on 175 years of experience in this field. Swiss Steel supplies mainly to drawing mills and the forging and cold forging industries.

TII Group

TII Group

The TII Group (Transporter Industry International GmbH) specializes in the production of special vehicles for heavy haul transport. Years of experience and know-how from three leading international heavy haulage companies come together in the TII group: the SCHEUERLE Fahrzeugfabrik GmbH in Pfedelbach, Germany; NICOLAS Industrie S.A.S in Champs-sur-Yvonne, France, and KAMAG Transporttechnik GmbH & Co. KG in Ulm, Germany. Since 2015, the manufacturing company TRATEC in New Delhi, India, has also been part of the Group and offers local vehicles for heavy haulage.  

TMD Friction

TMD Friction

TMD Friction, a Luxembourg Group, is the world's number one manufacturer of brake friction materials in the original equipment market of the auto­motive and brake industry, producing one million brake friction products each day globally. Its product portfolio comprises disc brake pads and drum brake linings for passenger cars and commercial vehicles together with brake pads for racing and friction materials for rail and industry.

Press Release: Fine Tuning in Purchasing

Villeroy & Boch

Villeroy & Boch

Villeroy & Boch stands for timeless elegance, innovative design and exceptional quality. The designers develop collections and concepts that have shaped table culture and sanitary environments for centuries. Whether it be in the Bath and Wellness, Tableware, Tiles or Kitchen sector – the products excel through their classy appearances, intuitive manageability and long-lasting quality.

Vitra

Vitra

Vitra is a Swiss company dedicated to improving the quality of homes, offices and public spaces through the power of design. Their products and concepts are developed in an intensive design process, which brings together our engineering excellence with the creative genius of leading international designers. It is their goal to create interiors, furniture and accessories that are functional and inspiring. Longevity of materials, construction and aesthetics is their leading principle, as demonstrated by our Classics – many in continuous production since the 1950s.

voestalpine

voestalpine

The voestalpine Group is a steel, processing, and technology group that is operating worldwide and manufacturing, processing, and developing high-quality steel products. With its 400 production and sales companies in more than 60 countries on five continents, the group has been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since 1995.

Vossloh

Vossloh

Vossloh is a global player in rail infrastructure and rail technology markets. The medium MDAX Group bundles its activities in the two divisions, Rail Infrastructure and Transportation. The Vossloh Group employs more than 5,000 people in nearly 30 countries.

Wabco

Wabco

WABCO is a leading global supplier of technologies and control systems for the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles. Founded over 140 years ago, WABCO continues to pioneer breakthrough mechanical, mechatronic and electronic technologies for braking, stability and transmission automation systems supplied to the world’s leading commercial truck, bus and trailer manufacturers.

Weidplas

Weidplas

WEIDPLAS is a leading global producer of highly engineered and technically complex plastic components. Their core product lines include precision automotive components and modules, advanced lighting applications, and mechatronic and decorative solutions based on advanced plastic manufacturing technology. With a long heritage of successfully supporting highly demanding OEMs, WEIDPLAS offers a unique capability to support customer needs from concept through production. With an annual purchasing volume of around 100 million Swiss francs, Procurement is a central business function for WEIDPLAS. To achieve its Procurement goals, the technical producer relies on good cooperation with its suppliers and system partners.

Windmöller & Hölscher

Windmöller & Hölscher

Windmöller & Hölscher is a leading international manufacturer of machinery for the production and processing of flexible packaging materials. The company has its headquarters in Lengerich, Germany.

Press: First Class Supply Base Management in Mechanical Engineering

Case Study: Innovation and High Performance by Increasing Quality

Zimmer

Zimmer

Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, Zimmer designs, develops, manufactures, and markets orthopedic reconstructive, spinal and trauma devices, dental implants, and related surgical products. Zimmer has operations in more than 25 countries around the world and sells products in more than 100 countries.

Press: New Global Purchasing Flexibility at Zimmer

Case Study: New Flexibility in Global Purchasing