Etra Oy, a subsidiary of Etola Group, is a Finnish technical retail specialist, offering a broad selection of industrial products and services. Etola Group consists of some 30 specialist companies working in close cooperation. With 1,500 employees, these firms have total revenues of around EUR 400 million.
The Etola Group has been using the Digia Enterprise ERP system for several years. This enables it to manage wholesale operations, production and maintenance at Etra and approximately 40 of its outlets. The system has around 1,000 users within the group. The Etola Group emphasises continuous collaboration and process development, alongside customers and suppliers. Logistics is one of its main focus areas. A range of shelf management, service warehouse and consignment stock models, using collection terminals and RFID solutions – these are already in daily use by the Group.
To further improve its logistical efficiency, Etra is building a central logistics unit in Hämeenlinna. Digia will provide this unit with its Digia Enterprise system. The customer was convinced by the system's logistics features and tools - they are comprehensive and adaptable enough to suit the operations of a huge centre. The logistics centre will enable smoother delivery of an even broader selection of products. These will move directly from the warehouse to all Etra customers and Megacenter outlets.
For the Etola Group and its customers, real-time data streams and seamless integration are major benefits. Product quantities can be optimised more effectively, giving Etra Megacenters an even broader product selection via logistics centres. Rapid and more-reliable deliveries result directly to even better customer service.