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IBM Power Systems with IBM for Galliker Transport AG

After more than 100 years of existence, Galliker Transport AG, headquartered in Altishofen, is now an internationally active Swiss freight forwarding and logistics company. With 21 branches and 5 countries, Galliker has a vehicle fleet of 115 delivery vans, 1,165 trucks and 1,181 trailers. This covers the areas of car, cargo, food, frigo and healthcare logistics.

Galliker Transport AG was founded in Lucerne in 1918 as a horse and cart company. Since then, both the type of transport and communication have changed considerably. Where different goods could only be transported thanks to horses in the past, modern delivery vans and trucks are now in use, and where people used to accept transport orders, everything is now done fully automatically with the help of IT.

Considering the company’s history of more than 100 years, it quickly becomes clear that the company has changed continuously and grown strongly at the same time. A flexible, secure, high-performance and fail-safe IT solution is therefore indispensable.

Hauptsitz Galliker Transport AG (Altishofen)
Galliker Transport AG (Altishofen)

Change in transport and logistics

The change is also evident in Galliker’s transportation business. In the past, a transport was handled purely on paper, right up to invoicing. Today, this process is completely digital at Galliker. Orders enter the transport system electronically, are then dispatched paperlessly and transmitted to the drivers online on their smartphones.

Much has changed in logistics in recent years as well. In the past, warehousing, picking, loading and transportation were separate areas without much IT support.

IT failure would be a disaster

An IT failure would not only be a disaster internally. If you want to be as successful as Galliker in the transport business, you have to be able to function 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. It is therefore particularly important that our systems run securely, efficiently and without interruption. This is how we create trust.

Fabian Studer, CIO Galliker Transport AG.

For many years, IBM solutions have accompanied and supported the company’s growth and changes. With IBM Power and IBM i, Galliker is able to react dynamically, flexibly and quickly to the requirements of its customers and to innovations on the market.

Solution

Thanks to the IBM Power systems, Galliker benefits from both the highest performance and memory bandwidth as well as outstanding availability and security. The systems also give the company sufficient performance reserves for future projects – and at an excellent price-performance ratio.

Today, digitalization with state-of-the-art IT infrastructure enables Galliker to operate logistics in all areas of car, cargo, food, frigo and healthcare. Systems such as fully automated high-bay warehouses, pick-by-voice, pick-by-light, various apps and AS-Reader are in daily use.

Galliker relies on a Power environment with the IBM i operating system. Data storage is provided by two extremely high-performance, virtualized flash storage systems. This achieves low latency, cost-effectiveness, operational efficiency and business-critical reliability.

Benefits

  • IBM Power
    With the IBM Power systems, Galliker Transport AG benefits from a highly available and fail-safe solution and a highly virtualized environment that enables stable, integrated parallel operation of multiple applications and processes.
  • IBM i operating system
    The operating system is up and running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; with no downtime. It offers countless first-class security features in line with the latest industry standards, ensuring that business-critical applications and data are perfectly protected. Thanks to IBM i, Galliker will also be able to easily and quickly run other Linux-based applications on the Power System and connect them to IBM i applications.
  • Flash-Speichersysteme
    The IBM flash storage systems with their MicroLatency modules offer superior performance with extremely low latency times and thus form the basis for cost-effectiveness, operational efficiency and business-critical reliability. This enables Galliker to implement future IT projects without sacrificing performance. Thanks to IBM Global Mirror on the flash storage systems, continuous data availability is also ensured.

With the iWoW Toolkit, ITpoint offers great flexibility for additional functions and tasks in addition to the three modules Monitoring, Security and Availability. For example, Galliker is also supported in managing snapshots or switching to the backup flash system.

“Our experience with the IBM Power systems has always been nothing but positive. The systems provide the performance and stability we need to deliver outstanding service to our customers. I am very pleased that we have always been able to count on highly professional advice and support from ITpoint for over ten years. I can only recommend ITpoint to any company.”

Fabian Studer, CIO Galliker Transport AG.

ITpoint

  • With over 100 years of experience, our dedicated IBM Power team concentrates the largest Power expertise in Switzerland and applies it for you every day.
  • IBM Power Systems and the operating systems IBM i, AIX and Linux are strategically anchored in our technology and service portfolio.
  • ITpoint offers a wealth of expertise, broad experience and diverse references for IBM Power infrastructures.
  • The IBM Power architecture is an integrated part of our Managed Services & Cloud concept “ORIA”.

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Ronald Veidt, Senior Account Manager