Varvel SpA: First Report Unveils SAP Success

After nearly two months of activities, Varvel SpA, bologna-based mechanical company since 1955 producing speed reducers and variators, reveals the first set of data related to the recently-launched ERP system SAP, highlighting remarkable the improvements achieved in every sector of the company.

Bologna, Italy, July 10, 2014 --( Varvel SpA unveils the first set of data about ERP system SAP’s first five months of activities, showing remarkable results achieved in every sector of the company.

The Bologna-based company, for nearly 60 years producing variable and fixed speed reducers, completed last 7 January in collaboration with Altea SpA, the launch of the new ERP system SAP – leading to a complete renovation in every division with major improvements in production and distribution.

The initial data emerging from these first months of activities are satisfying and set to lead to further advancements: from 01.02.2014 to 30.04.2014, 15.922 rows of order have been processed – average 5% more than last pre-SAP month of November – while about 8.200 reducers have been produced weekly – average 20% more than 2013 – while 2.686 invoices have been issued.

“Switching to SAP was strategically necessary for the processes of innovation and internationalisation – says Francesco Berselli, President of Varvel SpA – our company is constantly growing and therefore needs to be best suited to face an increasingly competitive market.”

According to the company previsions, the ERP-SAP will help achieve a substantial optimisation of the Managing process by improving coordination among the companies under Varvel’s flag, from the logistic hub of Settimo Milanese (Milan, Italy) to the controlled OCI, Benincasa and Imas.

In the following months, SAP system will be supported by a new SAP CRM (Customer Relationship Management), which will bring decisive advancements in managing the clientele – by focusing on relationships and market needs – and a SAP PLM application (Product Life-cycle Management), which will increase performances in product management.

The integration among those applications will benefit logistics and supply chain management, while aiding considerably the internationalisation by improving the relationships with foreigner distributors and the Indian joint venture MGM-Varvel.

“In this first period of implementation the coordination within the company network has already improved significantly,” says Mauro Cominoli, Managing Director of Varvel SpA, “ reinforcing Group performances in development as well as in market shares.”
Matteo Barbopni