Faurecia enables always-on business operations with SAP and IBM

Published on 12-Jun-2014

Our main reason for choosing IBM Global Business Services was their ability to understand all the layers of the SAP solution stack, from the networking and hardware, through the database, right up to the SAP software.

Eric Godard, Head of Applications, Faurecia


Automotive, Electronics, Industrial Products

Deployment country



Automotive components manufacturer Faurecia supplies leading global vehicle makers with emissions control technologies, seating, and interior and exterior systems. With global operations employing 94,000 people, this hugely successful company generated group sales of more than EUR18 billion in 2013.

Business need
Faurecia’s automotive industry customers work on a just-in-time basis and demand faultless order fulfillment. Failure to meet agreed service levels can result in severe financial penalties and reputational damage.

To support always-on operations as its business grows, Faurecia switched from a single to a multi-instance SAP landscape, selecting IBM Global Business Services to expertly manage this complex and unusual transition.

Moving to regional SAP instances reduces business risk and minimizes downtime, providing longer maintenance windows and reducing user numbers. Multi-site architecture offers a solid base for future growth.


IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

AIX, DB2 for Linux UNIX and Windows, DB2 for Linux UNIX and Windows for SAP Applications

Power Systems, Power Systems running AIX

IBM-SAP Alliance, IBM Global Business Services, IBM Global Services, GBS BCS - BA&S - Digital Operations, GBS BCS EA - SAP, GBS BCS - BA&S - Big Data & Analytics

DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows family, Auto: Manufacturing Productivity

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