KUIPERS technologies GmbH
Founded as a small smithy in Meppen in 1924, the family-owned company KUIPERS quickly becomes one of the largest and most modern sheet metal processors in Germany. As a high-capacity service provider for all tasks in the process chain - from the idea to the finished part - the company convinces with modern production technologies, optimized process and control procedures and efficient logistics. Flat hierarchies, quick decisions and flexibility play an important role. This was also the most important requirement when changing to a new business software, which was necessary for the steady growth.
The outdated individual programming reaches its limits at KUIPERS in 2011 and was replaced by abas ERP. The decision fell on the german engineered company software abas ERP, not only because of the decision performance fits to the size of the company, but mainly because of the range of functions, which already in the standard largely fit the sheet metal working company and also offers extensive opportunities to implement their own requirements. For example, the existing Trumpf machines, the Stopa warehouse, the forklift connection and the bidirectional WiCAM interface are linked to abas ERP. The combination of software and hardware is also evident in the use of forklifts, which receive their driving orders directly from the workers on the Trumpf machines.
KUIPERS uses the abas functions CRM, Calculation, Disposition, Sales, Production, Materials Management, EDI, Purchasing, Financial and Asset Accounting as well as Cost Accounting and Controlling. In addition, abas DMS and abas APS are used as well as the extensions CTI & Communikation as well as PDC & staff work time logging.
Consequently, the operational data collection now runs transparently in real time and offers direct evaluations in terms of efficiency and productivity; Data that could not be captured before. Ultimately, the entire process flow was optimized and work steps reduced, but above all in the area of production controlling.