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CS Groupe CAT

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INDUSTRY Automotive GEOGRAPHY France CHALLENGES Faced with a changing landscape in the automotive industry, Groupe CAT needed to be able to handle new communications protocols, streamline its operations and govern the flow of data SOLUTION • Axway B2B Integration • Axway Sentinel • Axway SecureTransport RESULTS • Ability to win market share by offering new, highly secure communications protocols and file formats • Improved agility and functionality, including fast and efficient mapping capabilities • Built-in robustness and reliability via an active-active architecture and virtualization • End-to-end monitoring of data flows, with customized dashboards, data analytics, and advanced reporting capabilities axway.com CUSTOMER CASE STUDY Fueling the automotive industry with modern technologies How driving new communications services transports Groupe CAT to the winner's circle A leader in automotive logistics with over half a century of experience, Groupe CAT is active in more than 25 countries worldwide. Each year, the company transports some 2.5 million finished vehicles, 250,000 motorbikes, and 600,000 spare parts and automotive components. With consolidated sales in 2013 of €1.1 billion for its two divisions — Vehicle Logistics and Cargo Logistics — Groupe CAT is a major player in the field. Groupe CAT's main clients are the major automobile manufacturers, including BMW, Volvo, Opel, and Ford. A former subsidiary of Renault, Groupe CAT maintains strong ties with the French manufacturer and generates approximately 50 percent of its turnover from business with the Renault/Nissan/Dacia alliance. As a logistics specialist, Groupe CAT depends on its EDI systems to schedule and deliver automotive merchandise from manufacturers to distribution centers and dealerships. But the automotive EDI landscape is evolving rapidly as the industry adopts new communications protocols and file formats. To stay in the running, logistics providers have to keep pace with these changes. Groupe CAT needed to move swiftly to deploy the new technologies to maintain its competitive advantage. Meeting the challenge of new technologies Ensuring rapid turnaround "Our aim is to grow — and gain market share," said Radouane Brigui, IT Architect & Integration Manager at Groupe CAT. "To do that, we have to meet our customers' needs by handling any protocols and file formats they require — including new standards such as AS2 and OFPT2. That meant upgrading our capabilities."

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