HP specialist partner, Multibiz Solutions, has deepened its relationship with Australasian Lubricants Manufacturing Company (ALMC) through a new technology upgrade.
Under the contract, ALMC will have its aging hardware and disparate IT environments across the business, which includes five remote sites, consolidated into one centralised facility.
ALMC manufacture lubricants for half of the Australian market, producing millions of litres of lubricating oil and grease per year. ALMC has experienced significant growth recently, and the push for a better IT system lead towards the current engagement with Multibiz.
The aim of the upgrade was to reduce the management cost of hardware and overall energy consumption.
The rollout includes HP’s Converged Infrastructure, running SAP and VMware HA Acceleration Kit, which will deliver core business services for planning, procurement, manufacturing, warehousing, financials and inventory control.
Multibiz Solutions managing director, Geoff Neale, said the company acquired ALMC as a customer following Commander’s demise. Initially the engagement was to roll out new desktops and notebooks, but Neale said ALMC has since grown to become one of Multibiz’ most important manufacturing customers.
“Everything we work on we do as long term partnerships,” Neale said. “I would like to see ALMC as a customer 10, 15 years down the track.”
The next stage of the engagement will be to transition the remote sites back into the next centralised hardware.
Multibiz is a HP-specialist partner, having previously been focused on digital products and the Compaq business prior to the HP acquisition of the former PC giant. As a HP enterprise partner, Multibiz has access to the vendor’s entire product line.