Packaging manufacturer SIG Group signs world-wide agreement with Quintiq

October 07, 2005 | 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Packaging manufacturer SIG Group has signed a worldwide agreement with software company Quintiq for delivery and implementation of the Quintiq solution for Advanced Planning and Scheduling. SIG will integrate the Quintiq solution with its worldwide SAP ERP system. As a result Quintiq will be the standard planning solution for the strategic and operational planning at all production plants of SIG. The company operates plants in Europe and Asia.

The SIG Group consist of two divisions: SIG Combibloc which manufactures beverage cartons, filling machines and closures and SIG Beverages, which focuses on stretch blow molding, coating and filling of PET bottles. The group is headed by SIG Holding Ltd. In 2004 the group reported net sales of 1.7 billion euros with about 7000 employees.

With the new Quintiq solution the SIG Group wants to enhance performance and improve efficiency. The Quintiq software specifically enables SIG to plan its production optimally resulting in improved customer service (both increased delivery performance and reduced lead times), reduced working capital requirements (especially inventories) and increased throughput.

The strategic consultancy partner of the SIG Group, Capgemini, will implement the Quintiq software, the project starts in October 2005 and the first results are planned for the second quarter in 2006.

Mr. Arndt Gelenkirchen, CEO SIG IT said: "We have selected Quintiq after an exhaustive search for a fully integrated planning solution that is complementary to our SAP backbone. We are going to use Quintiq for our strategic, tactical and operational planning across all our production facilities". Mr. Udo Brockmann, Director Supply Chain Management, added, "Our customers require an efficient and responsive production, as the leader in flexible production we will implement the Quintiq technology to ensure this position".

"We are pleased that SIG has selected us to strengthen their competitive position, SIG's selection of Quintiq's technology demonstrates our leading position in advanced planning, scheduling and supply chain optimization solutions. We will work with SIG to improve the reliability and quality of the planning and help in achieving the strategic goals of the SIG Group", said Arjen Heeres, COO of Quintiq,

About the SIG Group
SIG is an international provider of aseptic beverage cartons and packaging equipment for value added beverages and liquid food. Please visit for more information.

About Quintiq
Quintiq offers a standard software solution to virtually any planning, scheduling and supply chain optimization problem. Its breakthrough technology empowers companies with flexible solutions, enabling them to solve their daily planning puzzle and optimize it fully, delivering bottom line value. Please visit for more information.