viastore Systems' Implements Viad@tWMS at Three Viega Locations


GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN --- viastore systems, a leading automated material handling provider, has completed the installation of their viad@tWMS Warehouse Management System at three Viega US locations in addition to the automated installation for Viega in Niederwinkling, Germany.

Viega ran into a challenge with their current WMS when they decided to add automation to their facility in McPherson, Kansas where they now manufacture as well as distribute their plumbing components. They needed a WMS solution that could handle both the automated and manual operations in their facilities. Also, with their in house software developers they needed a WMS that was flexible enough to allow their staff to make changes and produce their own paperwork.

Viega had a relationship dating back to the 90's with viastore systems, GmbH and already had viad@t in their German facility. Finding that viad@t was not only robust but also very configurable they decided to implement viad@t at the three US facilities. viastore systems was able to offer one piece of software that is used across four different facilities with four different operations. Because viad@t comes in multiple languages when Viega Germany logs in they can view the software in German and likewise when the US users log in they can view viad@t in English.

viad@tWMS provided the flexibility Viega needed to control their new automated facility in McPherson as well as their conventional warehouses in Reno, NV and Merrimack, NH. viastore systems is a certified SAP integrator and viad@t is able to talk to both the SAP and shipping software that Viega already had in place.

Viega's in house staff of developers made the project very collaborative and the viastore team worked closely with them. This level of collaboration included training at viad@tAcademy to allow Viega to enhance the system in house. As a result implementation went very smooth with only one day of down time.

"Working with Viega on a software only project was an important step for viad@t in the US market. Viega's needs aligned with the competitive advantages that viad@tWMS provides. It's exciting for viastore systems, Inc. to be able to leverage relationships that viastore systems, GmbH has already developed in the European market. viastore systems, Inc. appreciates the opportunity to work with Viega here in the US." - Marc Gordon, President & CEO, viastore systems, Inc.

"The viad@t warehouse management system has been a catalyst in Viega's quest for a best in class distribution network. Our distribution's focus on flexibility, error-free shipments, and twenty-four hour order throughput processing time is further enhanced by the viastore product. Due to the team effort between Viega and viastore staff, the smooth, weekend implementations minimized downtime and allowed for uninterrupted customer service." - George E. "Jed" Kilpatrick, Director of Distribution, Viega

About viastore systems, Inc.

viastore systems, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of Automated Storage Retrieval Systems (AS/RS), Conveyor Systems and Software Solutions. Located in a modern 90,000 sq. ft. facility in Grand Rapids, MI, viastore systems, Inc. works closely with each client to develop full material handling system solutions.

viastore systems has developed and manufactured all types of Storage/Retrieval (S/R) machines as one of its primary product lines since 1970. Today, viastore systems is an international corporation with manufacturing facilities in Germany and the United States and subsidiaries in France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Spain, and the Czech Republic.

About Viega

Family owned for 110 years, Viega has been manufacturing and supplying the highest quality plumbing, heating and piping products in the world. Known for innovative offerings such as the ProPress® copper and stainless systems, ProRadiant(TM) heating and cooling systems, PureFlow® plumbing systems using ViegaPEX(TM) tubing, and the MANABLOC® water distribution manifold, Viega truly is a complete systems solutions provider. Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., Viega employs nearly 500 sales and office staff in North America and over 2,500 employees worldwide. You can rest assured there's a Viega representative not far from where you are located.

For more information regarding viastore systems, its products or services, visit our website at www.us.viastore.com or contact us at info.us@viastore.com.

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