T.CON expanding to Asia in partnership with Pacific Textiles
T.CON has acquired Chinese textile manufacturer Pacific Textiles as a new implementation partner.
Businesses in the region generate considerable demand for specialised industry expertise for their SAP projects.
Hong Kong-based Pacific Textiles is one of the world’s biggest textile manufacturers. The company has 6,500 employees and is a longstanding SAP customer with extensive SAP expertise. Employees of the internal SAP team are working under the direction of CIO Hubert Tsang in a newly founded subsidiary, which is positioning itself as an implementation partner for other businesses in the region. The collaboration with T.CON provides the company access to comprehensive industry expertise – for example, for implementation projects in the paper industry. At the same time, the SAP subsidiary of Pacific Textiles is adding T.CON products like the TRIM SUITE to its portfolio.
During a joint presentation at the Fastmarkets RISI Asian Conference in Shanghai, Hubert Tsang and T.CON’s International Business Development Manager Bradley Robb introduced the partnership to the circle of Asian participants. In front of a professional audience representing some of the most influential paper producers in Asia and the world, they explained the background and potentials of the collaboration. Together, in a packed room, they demonstrated how T.CON’s full-scale optimisation tool TRIM SUITE can generate and optimise slitting patterns for the pulp and paper industry. This enables them to support customers worldwide with innovative, SAP native solutions - custom tailored to the mill industry.
“SAP is used for many scenarios in China. However, not all implementation partners in Asia are able to supply the industry expertise that is often needed for the projects”, said Gerhard Göbel, Senior Consultant SCM at T.CON.
“Our implementation partner knows the market and opens doors for us. We make our software products and internationally-unique industry expertise available to them.”
The partnership is an important milestone for T.CON’s internationalisation strategy. Excellent, highly scalable products and a strong partner who is thoroughly familiar with the regional situation: this is T.CON’s formula for opening up markets in China and neighbouring countries.