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 Power System E880
    • IBM Power Systems running IBM i
    • IBM-SAP Alliance
    • Power Systems
    • SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization
    • SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization
    • SAP BusinessObjects BI Analytics and Reporting
    • SAP CRM
    • SAP ERP
    • SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM)
    • SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse
    • SAP Supply Chain Management (SAP SCM)