Associate
5/17/2017

Refurnishing the IT landscape at Associated Weavers

Broadloom carpeting is Associated Weaver’s expertise. Ours, in a sense, is delivering a broadloom IT landscape. With the right systems, tools and applications in place, companies can drive forward their operational excellence.

About Associated Weavers

Associated Weavers (AWE) is one of the biggest producers of tufted broadloom carpet in Europe. The company is headquartered in Ronse, in East Flanders, Belgium.

In 2016, the company achieved the production and sale of 27.6 million square metres of carpet, which translates into a turnover of 176 million euros. AWE exports to over 55 countries and has sales offices in the United Kingdom and Germany. The company has 630 dedicated employees.

Broadloom IT

As delaware, we feel at home at Associated Weavers. And we believe AWE feels comfortable having us over as well. After all, that’s what happens when you’ve been doing business together for so long.

Our journey together started with a finance audit, during which we consolidated different databases and Excel files to realize an improved financial consolidation reporting flow.

“Key is that we reduce the number of applications, run on the newest technologies and be totally mobile enabled.”
— Robert Moeyens, ICT manager at Associated Weavers.

In the meantime, additional projects have been done (or are ongoing) in the following areas:

  • Vendor invoice management (SAP VIM by OpenText)
  • EDI Middle Ware
  • A series of optimization and improvement trajectories around process re-engineering
  • SAP Cloud for Customer (C4C)
  • SharePoint and Office 365
  • Production optimizations through SAP PP
  • Fiori for app development
  • ECC 6.0 (SAP ERP)
  • Optical character recognition (OCR)
  • SAP HANA 

For a company that has a large market in the UK, the coming years are expected to be extra challenging (consider Brexit). That makes continuous optimization and agility key. By continuously investigating the further optimization of the complete IT environment, we, as delaware, aim to provide the right kind of support and IT setting moving forward.