Running SAP applications on IBM POWER8 gives us fast performance and round-the-clock reliability.

—Friedhelm Rücker, CIO, Friedhelm Loh Group,

Business Challenge story

In the manufacturing industry, speed and accuracy are of the essence. How could Friedhelm Loh Group optimize operations to get products out to customers faster – and at lower cost than the competition?


To increase efficiencies, Friedhelm Loh Group standardized on IBM® Power Systems™ servers running SAP applications on IBM i, using the integrated DB2® for i database and IBM FlashSystem™ storage.


EUR 100,000 annual saving supports competitive pricing. Five times faster storage performance accelerates business insights. Up to 90 percent faster production planning helps to speed deliveries.

  • Other
    • DB2 for SAP
    • IBM-SAP Alliance
    • IBM Power System E880
    • SAP CRM
    • SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse
    •  Power Systems
    •  Power Systems running i