Intentia International is to supply Haribo, the world's leading supplier and manufacturer of fruit gums, liquorices and candy foam with a range of collaboration solutions for its European production facilities.
As a first step, Haribo will implement Movex, Intentia's Java-based collaborative enterprise application, at its UK operations in Dunhills. Following completion of the first phase, Haribo plans to expand its commitment to Intentia and implement Movex at its five German sites. The implementation includes functionality to manage the purchasing, development, production, logistics, quality control, sales, finances and controlling business processes. The agreement includes the potential implementation of more than 1,000 Movex users in the years to come.
Movex will replace currently installed applications. According to Haribo's project management, it was the functionality of Movex as well as Intentia's one-stop shop approach that were the critical factors that led to Haribo's decision to select Movex.
Rainer Heisel, Haribo's manager of IT and organisation said, "International availability, modern technology, flexibility, high competence and excellent references in the food industry convinced us to select Intentia as our strategic partner. Another plus in favour of Intentia were the similarities in terms of size and philosophy of the two companies."
Jan Nilsson, president of Intentia in Central Europe, commented, "For us, the deal with Haribo is yet another confirmation of Intentia's strength in strategic industries, and is also proof of an excellent competitive position. We emphasised the importance of future-safe technology and industry competence, a strategy that pays off and creates increased market awareness in our industry."
Founded in 1920 in Bonn, Haribo is the world's leading producer of fruit gums, liquorice and candy foam. The company has more than 6,000 employees and is represented in every country in the world by either subsidiaries or partner companies.
Intentia is one of the world's leading suppliers of collaboration solutions. The company offers solutions for all collaboration needs within numerous industry segments and has more than 3,000 employees serving over 3,400 customers in the manufacturing, maintenance and distribution industries via a global network spanning some 40 countries.