Industry: Trade, Wholesale and Distribution
Category: Managed Cloud, SAP HANA

Rubix GmbH: Securing the Future with Private Cloud Solutions

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Why NTT DATA Business Solutions?

  • Successful SAP implementation project as the basis for the further
  • Highly competent, certified SAP partner
  • Experts with in-depth SAP expertise
  • Full-service IT-Provider

Boris Kistenpfennig, Director of IT & Processes – DACH, Rubix GmbH

The chemistry between itelligence* and Rubix is just right. You can see that from our strong cohesion since the SAP® implementation in 2014. We are always on equal terms and, with the customized, scalable Managed Cloud Services, we benefit from a secure infrastructure for our systems. We are very proud of that.

Boris Kistenpfennig Director IT & Processes im Bereich DACH, Rubix GmbH

about 8,500 employees groupwide (2020)

about €2.6 billion revenue groupwide (2019)

Products: Products and services for industrial maintenance, repair, and overhaul

Headquarters: Plattling, Germany

Challenges and Benefits


  • Requirement for a stable business operation as the leading industrial
  • Need for a secure infrastructure for the systems
  • Dynamic adaptation of IT due to strong company growth and mergers


  • Guarantee of high system availability and high-performance business
  • Secure infrastructure for applications
  • ISO- and ITIL-compliant service processes
  • Simple scalability of the services
  • Burden on employees eased thanks to transferring business tasks
  • Capacity freed up for strategic matters


  • Managed Cloud Services – secure management of applications within
    NTT DATA Business Solutions’ private cloud
  • Support for changes in the business through flexible, scalable services
  • Support during the technical migration from SAP EWM to SAP HANA®

Rubix GmbH, Plattling, Germany

Rubix GmbH, Plattling, Germany

A future-proof, secure system environment in the private cloud of NTT DATA Business Solutions

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Quality in Focus.

As the leading industrial distributor by market share, Rubix brings together a wide range of premium brands under one umbrella and has long since made a name for itself as a multi-specialist. With a remarkable revenue of €2.6 billion in 2019, the company is Europe’s largest  supplier of products and services for industrial maintenance, repair, and overhaul. At over 650 locations in 22 countries, more than 8,500 employees are offering specialist expertise in specifying, providing, and installing an unrivaled range of industrial parts, enriched with  tailor-made services. For that reason, Rubix itself also attaches great importance to high-quality service processes, delivered by its strategic partner, long term companion, and IT service provider rolled into one: NTT DATA Business Solutions AG.

Managed Cloud in the Private Cloud.

The increasingly dynamic market requires rapid adaptability, also in the IT department. Managed Cloud stopped being a foreign concept long ago and is frequently encountered by companies in the course of their strategic planning. After all, public cloud solutions are not the  right choice for all areas of application. Many companies wish to utilize cloud functions and would like to keep control of their own infrastructure and data at the same time. With this in mind, Rubix relies on professional management of the applications in the private cloud of  NTT DATA Business Solutions – the longstanding SAP Global Hosting Partner and SAP Global Cloud Services Partner. Thanks to the tailored Managed Cloud Services, the multi-specialist benefits from secure system operation in state-of-the-art data centers and high-performance business processes. Managed Cloud not only offers the necessary agility and scalability, but also eases more of the burden on the employees. Implementation, Merger and Operation. Immediately after the successful go-live of SAP ERP in 2014, NTT DATA Business  Solutions assumed responsibility for the complex system landscape consisting of ERP, EWM, HCM, PO, and TREX. As part of future consolidation, the company aims to put further SAP and Non-SAP systems into operation and to gradually expand its system  landscape. Thanks to the Managed Cloud Services, Rubix did not have to invest in establishing its own IT infrastructure and relies on secure system operation around the clock. The major highlight: We were allowed to accompany the business through its reorganization as part
of the company merger and provided support within restructuring the IT. The former ZITEC Industrietechnik GmbH was united with the Brammer GmbH and other companies under the Rubix umbrella. In relation to the Managed Cloud Services in particular, this required a  flexible response to integrations, system support during the merger of the accounting areas, and a continuous performance check.

Future Visions Already in Place.

Rubix recognized the benefits of digitalization long ago and has used them to its advantage. In this sense, it is essential for the industrial distributor to have current company data at its disposal in real time. The decisive foundation for this is the SAP HANA database, which  enables rapid processing and evaluation of large data quantities. Together with us, it was possible to implement the technical migration from SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) to SAP HANA. This created the basis for the future introduction of the innovative SAP  S/4HANA® solution and the next generation of the SAP Business Suite. As a result, Rubix is perfectly positioned to reach further IT milestones in the future.

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