In 2018, as part of its digital factory strategy, Thyssenkrupp Presta opted for SAP Manufacturing Suite, which is powered by SAP Leonardo. The flexibility and integration that SAP software offers influenced the company’s decision to adopt end-to-end shop-floor management. Furthermore, the future-proof technology and system architecture convinced them.
Thyssenkrupp Presta belongs to and is the management company of the Thyssenkrupp Steering business unit. Located in Liechtenstein, the automotive component supplier enjoys an excellent reputation in the manufacture of electromechanical steering systems.
Better efficiency and transparency
In choosing SAP Manufacturing Suite, Thyssenkrupp Presta Steering is implementing an advanced, scalable cloud/on-premise hybrid solution. It will support it in its quest to transform and bring digital technologies to its global manufacturing operations.
Its key goals are to increase transparency and traceability across the global manufacturing process, grow efficiency and effectiveness in production facilities and shop floor processes, raise general levels of quality and also reduce error rates by providing real-time information.
“SAP is a reliable and strong partner in software for manufacturing,” said Patrick Vith, chief operating officer at Thyssenkrupp Presta Steering. “SAP Manufacturing Suite gives us a one-stop, flexible solution, also with a state-of-the-art user interface.”
Milestone for Thyssenkrupp
The solution package implemented by Thyssenkrupp Presta consists of SAP Manufacturing Suite, SAP Analytics Cloud, and SAP Cloud Platform components.
The first pilots are already live at the Thyssenkrupp Presta France factory. The company is planning further go-lives for May 2019 at the main production facility in Liechtenstein. Once the pilot implementation phase is complete, global roll-out across all plants will begin.
“With SAP Manufacturing Suite, powered by SAP Leonardo, Thyssenkrupp has chosen a top-class solution. Consequently, it will be able to control its manufacturing processes and infuse them with digital technologies,” said Alexander Waldi, SAP. “The trust Thyssenkrupp Presta Steering has placed in us confirms our belief that to remain viable in the future, companies in the manufacturing industry need to have a clear digital transformation strategy.”