International steel and metal distributor Klöckner relying on tia® from kgs


Originally, Klöckner relied on OpenText archiving. When a „cloud-first“ strategy was chosen, it was the end for this technology. They started looking for a solution in which not only the archives of the 140 locations could be merged, but with which the company was also equipped for the future. 


At the DSAG annual conference, we got to know tia®, the archiving solution from kgs. As part of a smaller pro-ject in Switzerland, tia® was put through its paces and the solution was finally introduced. 


The positive effects observed in the Swiss project led Klöckner to introduce the kgs solution throughout the company. Within two months, 90 million documents were migrated from the legacy systems to tia®. The transition was made fluently, so that even the important online shop had no loss of performance. 

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Learning on a small scale – then rolling out Group-wide
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Klöckner & Co
In steel and metal distribution, Klöckner & Co is one of the largest independent companies in Germany. Modern service centers make the company a leading provider of high-quality steel and metal processing. Customers benefit from a broad portfolio of procurement, warehousing, processing, production and distribution. With its know-how and technical capacities, Klöckner develops and implements complete solutions for companies of all kinds. The company is one of the pioneers of digital transformation in the steel industry and has set itself the goal of digitizing the supply and service chain end-to- end. In 2021, the company generated sales of 7,441 million euros with 7,300 employees at 140 locations in 13 countries.
„kgs has excellent SAP expertise, which the company has convincingly demonstrated as part of our very agile and challenging project.“
Khaled Mohmand
Head of ERP Purchasing & Data Warehousing (BI Systems) bei Klöckner & Co

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