Infor accelerates digital transformation for Bontaz

Infor CloudSuite Automotive has been selected by Bontaz Group, an automotive supplier and world leader in hydraulic functions, to support its digital transformation. Bontaz has opted for a deployment in the Infor multitenant cloud, hosted by AWS, with the specific objective of doubling its annual revenue and diversifying its activities.

Founded by Yves Bontaz in 1965 as a family business specialising in metal bar machining, Bontaz has grown rapidly and now employs nearly 4,000 people. With more than 24 factories around the world, it develops and manufactures high-precision components, including 180 million mechanical valves per year and 14 million solenoid valves.

Bontaz wanted to replace its in-house ERP and accelerate its digital transformation by integrating a modern, innovative solution that is capable of handling all the company’s complex manufacturing processes. It selected Infor’s CloudSuite Automotive for its multitenant deployment, which minimises the costs and risks associated with a migration project, and because the solution is preconfigured to meet the specific needs of the automotive industry.

Laurent Jacquemain, senior vice president and general manager of Infor in Southern Europe, said: “This project with Bontaz is a great opportunity for Infor to demonstrate its ability to respond accurately, quickly and efficiently to the specific business challenges and issues faced by professionals in the automotive sector. Our track record in this area – with more than 800 automotive companies among our customers worldwide – speaks for itself. But the flexibility of our approach, the proximity created with the customer, and the cloud technology hosted by our partner AWS have also contributed to position us with Bontaz as the ideal partner for this global transformation project over the long term.”

Jean-Marie Willot, CIO of the Bontaz Group, explains: “Infor’s CloudSuite solution will provide us with a single view of critical data from heterogeneous sources that benefit all functions and businesses in the organisation. Another crucial point for us is that Infor’s cloud offering will allow us to benefit in near real time from all version upgrades to support our growth through constant innovation integrated into the solution.”