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From Professionals for Professionals BLANCO Professional GmbH + Co KG Take advantage of the additional value that a strong brand offers. BLANCO Professional manufactures high quality industrial products for the catering, medical and industrial markets. With outstanding know-how, investment in the most modern production facilities and first class service in all phases of the project development, BLANCO is able to impress even the most demanding customers – for example, the automobile manufacturers Rolls-Royce and Porsche. The BLANCO Group has 760 employees with revenue of 114 million Euro in 2012. The BLANCO Professional Group headquarters are in Oberdingen in Baden-Wßrttem-

berg, they have a regional office in Switzerland and subsidiaries in Germany (Leipzig, Markt Einersheim and Viechtach), Belgium, France, Great Britain, Austria and the Czech Republic. BLANCO Professional is owned by E.G.O. Blanc and Fischer Group, a company with 7,600 employees and annual revenue of about 925 million Euro in 2012. The company is a member of the Caux Round Table (CRT), a group active worldwide, and by being a member of this group the company is committed to engaging in ethical business principles.

Knowledge is provided transparently and target-oriented throughout the entire company Heinrich Blanc founded the company Blanc & Co in 1925. Primarily, the company manufactured stainless steel products for private and commercial kitchens as well as for medical facilities. In 2007, the B2B business areas active in the capital goods business were combined to form the independent BLANCO CS Group. BLANCO Professional Group’s Four Business Areas: The catering unit manufactures products and complete systems for large, professional kitchen, for example in hotels, canteens, hospitals and schools. Their product portfolio consists of everything from gastronorm containers, heated and refrigeration transport trolleys to server systems and show kitchen stations.

The functional equipment provided by the medical unit of BLANCO ensures a smooth, safe workday in clinics and ambulances thanks to cabinet systems, anesthetic trollies and components of sterile products supply and mobile furnishings for the operating room. The railway unit produces individual stainless steel parts and complete systems for the catering cars in trains, for example, space-saving water storage concepts and completely integrated galleys for high-speed trains. The industrial unit manufactures individually made parts for industry from stainless steel, aluminum and synthetics including built-in airplane washbasins, centrifugal drums for laboratories and automotive parts. Many companies value the high quality parts made with innovative process techniques. At BLANCO, mechanical engineering tasks are created using SolidWorks. With SolidWorks in particular, keytech offers the deepest and broadest support of all functions in comparison to other suppliers. Other CAD systems like CATIA and ProE are also used in parallel; 2D drawings are made using DraftSight. Until now this engineering data has been archived using various systems such as Enterprise PDM from SolidWorks, SAP-DVS or Compass. Due to the different business areas in various locations it has been difficult to maintain an overview and standardization of the company’s data.

Business Unit Medical: medical functional furniture for Clinics, private practices and clinics

These reasons and other requirements led BLANCO to look for a PLM solution. Their goals were among others: • • • • • • •

Unify the different data islands Build project-relevant structures Classification of items Deeply integrated interface with SAP Integration of various locations Centralization of the PLM structure Implement complex business processes Sustainable economic solution guaranteed for the future

The company eventually decided on keytech for their solution. The German software supplier of the namesake PLM & DMS software keytech was able to show solutions for all their requirements. An additional advantage is keytech’s extensive know-how in implementing a complex SAP interface. keytech’s multi-CAD capability as well as the integration of existing data from various systems can easily be implemented with keytech. With its modular structure keytech offers additional value in unifying the data structure. The geographical proximity of the company and its competent guidance throughout the process rounded out the overall positive impression BLANCO got of keytech.

BLANCO Professional GmbH + Co KG Flehinger Straße 59 75038 Oberderdingen Germany Tel. +49 7045 44-81900 Fax +49 7045 44-81212

In the future keytech will serve as a central company system, together with SAP, to manage all data and to make company know-how available in a transparent and goal-oriented manner. From the beginning of the process BLANCO was especially enthusiastic about keytech’s clear and effective structure. The reasons why BLANCO Professional chose keytech: •

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Following an extensive benchmark, keytech was the most convincing from product, company and project management aspects Presented broad know-how in the PDM/DMS area Multi-CAD/Multi-location/ERP (Able to integrate SAP) keytech is a solid, financially-sound company with strong management

keytech Süd GmbH Bahnhofstr. 39 72172 Sulz a.N. Germany Tel.: +49 7454 96038 0 Fax: +49 7454 96038 29 E-Mail:

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