At Galvano Groothandel BV, IT Drives Future Growth
Founded in 1917, Galvano, which is a part of Saint-Gobain distribution, is Netherlands' leading wholesale supplier of luxury bathroom fixtures, vanities, lavatories, heating supplies, and accessories. The company wanted to achieve lasting competitive advantage by becoming the information centre of the value chain and growing the percent revenue derived from e-business transactions. A scalable, low-risk infrastructure based on Unisys ClearPath Libra servers now enables real-time communication between core business applications written with Unisys Enterprise Application Environment (EAE) and Galvano's customer facing, Internet-enabled services. As a result, more than 55 percent of Galvano orders are received electronically.