Custom ERP for Vermeulen Europoort

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Vermeulen Europoort

Technology used

SAP Business One

About our client

Family business Vermeulen Europoort has been supplying steel cables, mooring lines, lifting and hoisting materials for over 50 years. The knowledge and skills have been passed on from father to son for several generations. Vermeulen offers continuity to clients, partly through its loyal employees. For many years, Vermeulen has been the address for the supply, maintenance and inspection of steel cables and lifting equipment for the Dutch industry. With Rotterdam decisiveness, the Vermeulen team keeps its promises. The inspectors and technicians are familiar with renowned terminals and petrochemical companies.

Vermeulen Europoort and SAP Business One

When you think of steel cables, mooring lines and other lifting materials, you think of Vermeulen Europoort, part of Elivesto. This family business has dominated the international market for 50 years and serves customers all over the world: from Dubai to Mexico.

With SAP Business One, and IT partner Amista, Vermeulen Europoort continually pushes boundaries in its business operations, allowing the company to continue to grow during the next generation.

Challenges & opportunities

  • The outdated system previously used by Vermeulen needed a complex and costly update
  • A new ERP system was sought in which the large assortment of items and related products could be easily processed and managed

Why SAP Business One?

  • SAP Business One offers a good combination of usable standard options and the space to additionally set up processes as you wish
  • SAP Business One matches the vision of Vermeulen: professional and structured
  • There was an immediate click with the Amista consultant, who skillfully translated the required insight and documentation to SAP Business One.

SAP Business One is a top-of-the-line system. If you compare it to a car, I think of a Porsche. And thanks to the cooperation with Amista, I can be blindly confident that our system is getting better and better.

Tom Vermeulen, director


Thanks to SAP Business One, Vermeulen now has a smooth automated process that extends from quotation to delivery. Entering large orders, which used to take 6 hours, can now be completed in just 5 minutes.

Detailed visibility is always possible, whether it is inventory management, production status or goods delivered and their batch numbers. Sales staff can access customer-specific requirements and appointments from anywhere, including their cell phones.

Management has clear financial dashboards and analyses, which enables them to make adjustments quickly and effectively. Moreover, employees are “self-reliant”; using SAP Business One with B1UP dashboards is intuitive and efficient.

To ensure that the system is always ready for new business developments, an Amista consultant works “in-house” every two weeks to translate Vermeulen’s new process improvement requirements into SAP Business One.

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