Changing market situations and customer demand, sustainable solutions and environmental care are major issues for many. At Stahl, the global manufacturer of special chemicals for coatings, processing and treatments of various everyday materials, these issues are a daily reality. The company has seen its turnover soar over the past 6 years from €370 million to €800 million. The company's plan is to grow the business to more than one billion a year. Given this rate of growth and the many acquisitions made over the past few years, standardization of the IT environment is obviously an important step. Stahl had therefore set out to find a new global IT partner in 2019 that could provide industrialized services as well as standardization.
Stahl strives to focus on customer value, strategic growth and improving the business with the aid of IT. The SAP base technology is crucial in this respect and calls for highly specialized resources with the very highest level of security. T-Systems has proven its worth as a specialized partner with highly scalable and the best professional qualifications. Continuity and performance of our SAP systems is now a fact rather than a concern.
Piet Bekkers, CIO Stahl
Stahl benefits from the highly standardized services of T-Systems, leading to significant savings on purchased SAP services. Stahl can continue to pursue its continued growth with peace of mind, thanks to a centrally organized SAP environment that runs at the T-Systems data center. „Stahl baut international stark an seinem Weg und erwartet für die kommenden Jahre weitere Übernahmen. Dieses Wachstum verlangt nach anderen, umfassend standardisierten SAP-Hosting-Diensten”, sagt Sake Algra, Geschäftsführer T-Systems Niederlande.
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Stahl develops specialist chemicals for coatings, processing and treatment of various everyday materials. These chemicals add properties to everyday materials that make them last longer, feel softer, prevent scratches, withstand heat and can be recycled and upcycled. As a world leader in specialty chemicals, Stahl uses sustainable chemicals that respond to the needs of the future – for its customers and for society as a whole. The company caters to the needs of high-end industries, including mobility, fashion & footwear, architecture & construction, interior design, and paint, ink & packaging. In joint cooperation with its partners, Stahl engages in activities that contribute to a transparent production chain and lead to quality products that have a low impact on the environment. This is how the company contributes to the transition to a fully sustainable production chain and the circular economy.