Solidus Solutions, formerly known as Smurfit Kappa, is a leading provider of paper-based packaging solutions. The Aurelius Group has acquired 4 solid board factories, 4 convertors and 3 sales offices of Smurfit Kappa and rebranded them SOLIDUS SOLUTIONS. Getronics has been chosen to perform the IT carve-out for the new company.
“This infrastructure will provide Solidus Solutions with the means to fulfil the ‘One Company Approach’ strategy for employees, suppliers and customers. It alllows to work from a central managed environment and will enhance synergies between our different sites across multiple countries.”
– Erik Mulder, ICT Manager, Solidus Solutions
Solidus operates at 8 production sites and 6 remote offices across the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK, Norway and France. While some of their IT solutions depended on a data centre in Bad Nieuweschans (the Netherlands), others remained decentralised.
Getronics was responsible for providing the new and improved datacentre as well as ICT infrastructure for SOLIDUS SOLUTIONS. The main goal was to facilitate the operations of the new company and protect their servers against threats and prepared for future challenges.
The main challenges Getronics faced included setting up a new ICT infrastructure and migrating the existing data and platforms to the new data centre, as well as providing an improved infrastructure for remote access. All of this had to be done securely, within a challenging schedule and in a live environment.