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25 February 2014

Rubber and plastics converter Miers chooses Business One on Hana

LJA Miers, a family-run company that turns rubber and plastic into gaskets and seals, has chosen SAP’s Business One ERP system, running on the supplier’s in-memory database Hana, to re-cast its business. Managing director Andrew Miers, the grandson of the founder of the Cambridgeshire-based rubber and plastics converter, says he “fell in love with” Business One on Hana when demonstrated by Prospettiva, an IT services company located nearby. The company is the first UK company to implement SAP Business One version for SAP Hana. LJA Miers has been running for almost 60 years and supplies rubber and plastics products to a variety of sectors, including the construction and automotive industries. Automotive accounts for 53% of sales, says Miers. The economic crash of 2008 was a modernisation “eye-opener” for the firm, which had to lose half its 40 staff. It now employs 44, and is budgeting for an increase in revenue from £4.7m in 2013 to £5.4m in 2014. In addition, an allied company – Miers Construction Products – set up three years ...

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