Global network

The Putzmeister Group develops, produces and sells machines for pumping and distributing concrete. Its  broad portfolio also includes plant engineering, concrete placing for industrial projects, tunneling and mining, and plastering machines. International cooperation is the key to  successfully mastering  major  industrial  projects  on all five continents. To ensure that its globally networked teams continue to work effectively, Putzmeister required a uniform digital platform for 17 subsidiaries, 12 languages and 3,000 users. This meant establishing a flexible, open and user-friendly basis of information and communication with easy login, personalized access and decentralized maintenance. The responsible managers decided for a portal solution based on Liferay and the expertise of the Liferay Platinum Partner unymira.

The first step involved the analysis of the intranet, extranet and internet in order to ensure that the key content was included in  the  catalog  of  requirement  specifications. The requirement for decentralized maintenance meant employee training was particularly important. Multi- language coverage, simple login via 10 LDAPs and a sophisticated authorization concept that assigns content automatically were among the other major functions implemented.

Today, the integrated portal solution “InSite Putzmeister” delivers a positive user experience for all partners, employees and customers. Because Liferay allows personalized access. This is particularly important for the dealer extranet. All employees have access to the intranet and can view relevant work documents in their language as well as the entire product range, including all variants and country-specific products. A complete contact directory is also available to all employees worldwide – making subject- specific cooperation a lot simpler.

With ‘InSite Putzmeister’, we have succeeded in comfortably connecting all 17 national subsidiaries and our entire dealer and partner network for the first time – not least thanks to the expertise of unymira.

Holger Bartolomä, 
Webmaster