High-quality service and more than a century of tradition have made Wihuri Oy Aarnio one of the largest daily goods wholesale operators in Finland. Aarnio serves customers under the Metro name. Metro’s product selection includes nearly 30 000 products, everything from fresh and frozen foods to industrial foods, alcoholic and brewery beverages as well non-food items. Metro is a nationwide daily goods wholesaler that has a strong local presence with its 25 Cash-and-Carries, nationwide distribution network and a sales organization that covers the whole country and is tailored with the customers’ needs in mind. Metro serves more than 30 000 customers every day and its turnover was approximately 500 million euros in 2014.
Innovation and continuous improvement are an important part of Aarnio’s strategy. Therefore, the wholesaler works hard in being in the edge of technological development. By continuously developing its enterprise resource planning and operations, Aarnio fulfils their customers’ needs also in the future With an enterprise resource planning upgrade project realized with BPS in 2016, Aarnio took an important step towards SAP HANA technology and its new functionalities and capabilities. With this step the wholesaler ensures its ability to respond to continuously changing needs in the market.
BPS was a key partner in the project. Precise and detailed project plan, strong project management and prompt and open communication between different parties resulted in a successful project. The execution was efficient and agreed schedules were followed throughout the whole project timeline. Aarnio chose BPS as their partner due to BPS’s reliability, commitment, expertise and communication skills. These were tested already before the start of the project and in this way Aarnio made sure to select a right partner for their needs.
According to Aarnio, professional project management and smooth and flexible cooperation are BPS’s strengths. Moreover, the professional programmers in BPS Hungary nearshore center were valuable key players within the project execution. With the new version of SAP enterprise resource planning system, Aarnio enables the continuous improvement of its performance and future business opportunities created by digitalization. Aarnio warmly recommends BPS as a partner for this type of projects.
“We executed together with BPS a successful enterprise resource planning upgrade project where we took a next step towards SAP HANA and it’s new capabilities” Aki Pousar, Development Director, Wihuri Oy Aarnio