HeidelbergCement AG announces FRITZ & MACZIOL as "Preferred Supplier”

HeidelbergCement AG announces FRITZ & MACZIOL as "Preferred Supplier”
FRITZ & MACZIOL (Germany) - The IT-Logistic Solution VAS of FRITZ & MACZIOL becomes an integral part of the “Logistic Efficiency Optimization“ Initiative ("LEO") of the HeidelbergCement AG.

Within this project an integrated material-flow management will be introduced that will lead to a considerable cost reduction in the fields of Logistics for the corporate group. Globally several plants in the business lines of cement, aggregates (sand & gravel) as well as concrete will be equipped with the IT solution VAS from FRITZ & MACZIOL.

The implementation of VAS will lead to a significant optimization for the dispatch and the related logistical processes, as the increased level of automation will result in a much faster execution of many activities within the plants. In this context FRITZ & MACZIOL has also been announced as a "Preferred Supplier" by HeidelbergCement AG. "Due to the large international experience as a hardware independent IT-specialist in the industrial environment and the flexibility in creating an interface to SAP, FRITZ & MACZIOL reflects an ideal partner for us in the fields of IT-Logistics." as Ms Tanja Hofmann, Group Purchasing at HeidelbergCement AG describes the key reasons for this decision.

“The announcement of receiving the status "Preferred Supplier" reflects a high level of trust, that has grown within our long lasting partnership. HeidelbergCement is a global player and belongs to the industry-leading companies in its field." as Mr Marc Brida, Manager Sales & Business Development, Industrial Applications and Services at FRITZ & MACZIOL further comments.

Currently four German cement plants of the HeidelbergCement group run the IT-Logistic solution VAS. The solution will now be further implemented in the remaining German plants whereas at the same time both sides will work on the international roll-out. HeidelbergCement is the global market leader for aggregates and also ranges in top positions for cement, concrete and further activities as one of the largest building material manufacturers worldwide. The company employs around 53.000 members of staff at 2.500 locations in more than 40 countries.

The FRITZ & MACZIOL Group, with its Headquarters in Ulm, incorporates the companies FRITZ & MACZIOL Software and Computervertrieb GmbH, INFOMA® Software Consulting GmbH, FRITZ & MACZIOL Asia Inc. and IT&T AG. Currently employing more than 1000 people at 18 sites and six service sites worldwide, the group of companies achieved an overall turnover of over 400 million EUR in 2013.

The FRITZ & MACZIOL Group has positioned itself both in Germany and Switzerland as well as in various countries worldwide through the FRITZ & MACZIOL Asia Inc. and Service Offices. Acting as both specialist and generalist providers, the Group as a system and consultancy firm offers a holistic portfolio of hardware, software, services and consulting in selected fields. The companies within the FRITZ & MACZIOL Group develop and sell software and system solutions for public clients, small and medium-sized businesses and large-scale companies. The group of companies acts as the top partner for IBM, Microsoft and SAP as well as EMC and Cisco, with the highest certifications, and provides the customer with a complete spectrum of relevant IT topics based on the latest technologies produced by these international market leaders in addition to further manufacturers.

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